14 Sep 2016 LEGACY

LEGACY

Published in Private Edition 33

SOUTHWEST OF FRANCE, between Paris and Bordeaux, is Cognac country. The region known as La Charente takes its name from the river that runs through it, a waterway some say was dubbed ‘the river of patience’ by 18th-century spirit traders. Patience is a quality referenced regularly here, whether you’re discussing the history of the region or the lengthier distillation process at the award-winning House of Bisquit, which sets it apart from other Cognac producers.
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14 Sep 2016 A SECRET LIFE

A SECRET LIFE

Published in Private Edition 33

Le Bristol Paris is all French luxury and refinement, but its history is as rich and intriguing as its guests…
Words DEBBIE HATHWAY

THE WOMAN WEARING THE HAT with a small dog at the end of a leash could easily have been a dowager aunt out of a Brontë novel. They were waiting for the lift, which is fronted by an elaborate wrought-iron grille next to the great staircase inside Le Bristol Paris.
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12 Aug 2016 Pay Back the Curry!

Pay Back the Curry!

Published in Financial Mail on 12 August 2016

The piece currently requires Richards to play 24 characters in a commentary on what is happening in SA now, how power manifests not just in politics or economics but also in other areas such as gender relations. “For an actor, it’s a supremely difficult task … there is no place to improvise or ad lib or forget. The script is all about the sketch, the word, the phrase … and Daniel Richards allows it to build, with his voice, his intonation, his body. Very few actors could pull this off.”
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