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.

When Chen Reiss sang for the Pope

2/3/2015 How a Jewish Israeli soprano found holiness in front of the Pope | The Times of Israel BY JENNI FRAZER February 2, 2015 LONDON — Among Chen Reiss’s most treasured possessions is “an amazing letter” – from Pope Francis. It’s just weeks since the Israeli soprano, 35, sang at the Vatican during the […]

  • 3 February, 2015

Danon’s big ideas? Draft Arabs and reject two states

Likud Knesset member Danny Danon is nothing if not bullish. His political opinions are, to put it mildly, at odds even with his own party leader. in the last Knesset he was deputy speaker but he has managed to disagree with the political establishment on almost every important issue, from vehemently opposing the disengagement from […]

  • 22 February, 2013

Mandelson on Judaism, Lord Levy and his JC dad

Tony Blair’s closest ally reveals the inside story on the cash-for-peerages scandal and his pro-Israel sentiments Lord Mandelson’s book, The Third Man, Life At The Heart of New Labour has enjoyed a heady reception in the week since its publication. He has the relieved look of someone who has run a marathon without keel- ing […]

  • 23 July, 2010

‘Foreign Office has changed’ says UK’s new Jewish envoy to Israel

One of the FCO’s young stars takes up the Tel Aviv posting late next year. Britain has appointed its first Jewish ambassador to Israel. And Matthew Gould, a high-flying Foreign Office diplomat, is optimistic that his posting — to begin in autumn 2010 — will send out a significant message, both to his hosts and […]

  • 11 December, 2009

Peter James – Research? I’m dead serious

Peter James is a bestselling crime writer who takes his preparatory fieldwork to alarming limits. By Jenni Frazer. As benefits a crime writer, Peter James’s London flat is a mystery. try as you might, you will not see a regulation front door, hall or porter. Instead, there is a gate, which gives out mixed signals: […]

  • 27 June, 2008
Leonard Cohen Interview

Leonard Cohen – A Yiddle in monk’s clothing

The singer and producer Anjani Thomas has just incinerated a locally bought bagel in the kitchen of the Richard Goodall Gallery in Manchester. A slight, quiet man appears in the kitchen. “Leonard,” cries Thomas, his romantic partner, “you must have a bagel, these are really good.” Leonard Cohen gravely accepts a bagel smothered in smoked […]

  • 20 July, 2007

Andrew Sachs: Manuel’s German roots

Before Fawlty Towers, Andrew Sachs’s biggest drama was his escape from the Nazis. By Jenni Frazer. Andrew Sachs has a slightly evil gleam in his eye. He is speaking of his secret ambition to work on Coronation Street: “I fancy being Norris’s twin brother. We would drive Rita Fairclough mad.” Playing the twin brother of […]

  • 11 May, 2007

Christopher Hitchens: “Bellow, Amis and me.”

Combative political commentator Christopher Hitchens discusses Jews, friends and enemies with Jenni Frazer. Former radical Trotskyist, Christopher Hitchens is in fine form — even after an overnight flight from Washington, countless cigarettes and a couple of double measures of Johnny Walker Black Label whisky. He is in London to take part in a double act […]

  • 2 March, 2007

Vanessa’s real-life story

With a TV show and a burgeoning film career, Vanessa Feltz is putting the bad times behind her. She talks to Jenni Frazer. Vanessa Feltz is in love… with Russell Brand. “I absolutely adore him,” she declares. The affection is mutual — the comedian, who is the hottest property on TV at the moment, was […]

  • 22 December, 2006

Still happy days for the Fonz

Legendarily hip actor Henry Winkler tells Jenni Frazer about his rift with his parents, his phonetic barmitzvah, the hit ’80s show that hasn’t gone away — and Captain Hook, angry pantomime Jew. The man who, for a decade straddling the 1970s and ’80s, was the coolest man on the planet is, at 61, happily still cool. […]

  • 1 December, 2006