“Getting married isn’t just about an elaborate party where you get to be the centre of attention all day,” she said.
“Maybe if we all made a bit more of a fuss of people celebrating their ten or 20 or 30 years together, rather than just clearing off after the nuptials, leaving them with nothing but John Lewis towels, then maybe we’d all be better off.” Before he leaves these shores, Hoare will be busy filming his role in the BBC’s three-part Virginia Woolf drama, Life In Squares, about the trials and tribulations of the writer and the Bloomsbury group in general.
Fashion designer Stella Mc Cartney is said to be ‘furious’ that her friends the Beckhams posted a photograph online of her six-year-old daughter attending a children’s party at Buckingham Palace.
Actress Romola Garai has gone even further and called on parents to be prosecuted for sharing pictures of their offspring on social media websites such as Facebook and You Tube.
Garai is superb too as the coldly calculating Sarah who eventually does the – to her – unthinkable and gets her sums wrong.
It’s a mini-masterclass in the skilful power-play of withholding affection.
He cast Romola as the leading lady in Having You, a film that he wrote and directed, about a man who proposes to his girlfriend, only to then discover that he has a seven-year-old son from a previous relationship.
Hoare, who is best known for the BBC comedy series Blandings, confirms to Mandrake that Romola is now his wife.