2 Jun 2023

Rupert Everett on voicing Noel Coward and media coverage of Phillip Schofield

Culture Correspondent

After growing up poor in London, Noel Coward sailed to New York aged 20 with £17 in his pocket.

By the age of 30, he was one of highest-paid writers and performers in the Western world – a remarkable rise that is being told in a new documentary voiced by Rupert Everett.

The pressure on prominent gay men to conceal their sexuality – at least publicly – is a theme that connects the two actors, and one that still resonates today.