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triple eclipse

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Last night, my twins were in the their house play at school. A competition amongst six houses – each team doing a section from a famous play. I arrived as a bad dad. For some reason, I thought my boys were doing an exert from Sherlock… Read More »triple eclipse

Empire Building

Last night was full of mixed emotions for me. Pride that my son should win an award. Well done Tom. Bemusement to be in a room full of film luminaries who belong to an exclusive club that I have never managed to join myself despite… Read More »Empire Building

The Great Room

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The Great Room means a lot to comedians. When I say means a lot, what I really mean is that it provides a lot.  The Great Room is the biggest and most prestigious corporate dining hall in a London hotel. Its location helps. In the 5 star… Read More »The Great Room

Not just me being eclipsed

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Exciting night in the Holland household but ultimately a disappointing one as Got to Dance played out on Sky1 with the gurning Davina giving it large as only she can. Tom had two friends from Billy Elliot competing in this prestigious event. Lewis Cope who was one… Read More »Not just me being eclipsed

Radio 4 Controversy

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This Saturday morning I was alerted by three answerphone messages that Tom had featured on the BBC’s Today programme in a feature of children being exploited. Understandably concerned and possibly angry I fired up my PC. Lil Poopy anyone? No, me neither. He is a… Read More »Radio 4 Controversy

The Goyas

Last night, Tom and I attended the Goya Awards in Madrid – the Spanish Baftas and a brilliant example of the cultural differences within Europe. Both are show piece nights of their respective film years. Both are on TV. Both are staged on a Sunday… Read More »The Goyas

The laws of twitter

Twitter is ultimately a popularity contest – an event played out openly for all to see whether particpants like it or not.  How many followers? This is the first question or the first thing that people look at. It denotes status.  And the ratio is absolutely central and… Read More »The laws of twitter

Twittered!

Twitter is commonly used these days as a barometer of fame and/or success. I have long known that @tomholland1996 would outgun @domholland – and it has duly happened today which many people have gleefully been pointing out to me – so a good job I can take… Read More »Twittered!

The indie piece

Today’s news – tomorrow’s fish n chip wrapping is how the saying goes… so for those of you who missed the piece in yesterday’s Independent, here it is… * It is the natural order of things that successive generations will achieve more than their predecessors.… Read More »The indie piece