Interviews

I’ve done hundreds of interviews with the famous and the not-so-famous. I do my best to try to ask the questions that anybody would ask if they had access to these subjects. So I do lots of research and present in-depth portraits, conscious that any interview can only skim the surface and be a snapshot of a person’s thoughts and feelings on that day, on that date.

If you want to check out a (partial) list of the hundreds of interviews I’ve done over the years, please take a look.


New knight’s day job

Lloyd Dorfman for JN by Jenni Frazer July 1 2018 For the newly-knighted Sir Lloyd Dorfman, it has been a heady few weeks. Along with his knighthood for his services to philanthropy and the arts, Sir Lloyd has become a colonel and has been busy getting fitted for various uniforms at a military tailor. Unsurprisingly, […]

  • 5 July, 2018

Beauty queen with a difference

Miss Iraq June 2018 for JN by Jenni Frazer We don’t usually think of beauty queens as brave. And it is fashionable to mock the swimsuited Miss Galaxies for their bleating efforts to “bring world peace”. But Sarah Idan, last year’s Miss Iraq and contestant in Miss Universe, is undoubtedly brave — and is also […]

  • 5 July, 2018

Dude, where’s my beetroot?

For the Jewish News April 25 2018 Occasionally, as he is prowling around his Islington allotment, the following thoughts may occur to Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party: 1.I’ve had nothing but trouble from the Jewish community since the day I came into office. 2. I’ve done a lot to show them that […]

  • 27 April, 2018

Corbyn: nothing will change

For the JTA March 29 2018 LONDON (JTA) — On Sunday, hundreds of British Jews stood outside the Houses of Parliament and demonstrated against the leader of the opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn. The event was unprecedented, not just because almost no one in Britain has ever taken to the streets to demonstrate against the […]

  • 29 March, 2018

Eyeless in Gaza

Macintyre on Gaza by Jenni Frazer for the JC January 2018 For the majority of JC readers, one suspects, Gaza remains an almost unfathomable concept — a bit like pre-Second World War Sudetenland, infamously described by Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain as “a quarrel in a far-away country between people of whom we know nothing”. But […]

  • 8 February, 2018

Streeting digs his heels in

For the Jewish News October 31 2017 Labour MP Wes Streeting has defended his decision to participate in a MEND meeting in Parliament on Wednesday, despite the fact that four of his fellow MPs have pulled out citing “extremist views” related to the group. MEND, or Muslim Engagement and Development, is due to hold a […]

  • 31 October, 2017

ORT’s silver fox

For the JC September 2017 Avi Ganon for the JC by Jenni Frazer It’s an improbable journey, from someone who barely scraped through his matriculation exams to chief executive of the world’s largest Jewish educational organisation, but Avi Ganon, the new director-general of World ORT, has done it — and along the way has been […]

  • 31 October, 2017

Oslo remembered, and the gentle art of diplomacy

Feature for the Jewish News September 1 2017 It is often said that art imitates life and nowhere is that truer than on the stage of the National Theatre, where smash-hit political thriller, Oslo, opens next week. Oslo’s writer, playwright JT Rogers, has spent the summer in London with a new cast after winning seven […]

  • 1 September, 2017

A lost world and a lost identity

For the Jewish Chronicle August 19 2017 “I must move on now, Mother. You and most of the family went to the gas chambers, without my knowing”. “Dear Miss Bechhofer, are you our cousin? If so, are you not one of twins?” Nearly 40 years separate these two letters, the first a product of imagination, […]

  • 21 August, 2017

The professors’ professor

For The Times of Israel posted August 7 2017 To spend even a short time in Professor Jonathan Gershuny’s company is to be treated to a very superior sort of whirlwind university lecture — but tailored especially for an audience of one. He is by turns funny, informative, and endlessly interesting. The professor, who last […]

  • 7 August, 2017