Archive for July, 2000

Ewan McGregor: Zen and the art of motorcycling

The hardest thing faced by Hollywood actor Ewan McGregor about his forthcoming road trip with best buddie and fellow actor Charley Boorman, will be getting off his BMW motorbike and taking a cup of tea. But it is vital they do, says Boorman, not least because the trip will make very dull reading otherwise.

Ian Chapman: Stepping out of the shadows

The new m.d. of Simon & Schuster UK has had his own realignments to make over the years, but under his management the company is aiming to become a publisher of the first order. Danuta Kean talks to Ian S Chapman

Stepping out of the shadows

Ian Chapman, newly installed m.d of Simon & Schuster, talks to Danuta Kean about emerging from the shadow of his publishers parents and taking the top job at S&S.

The new m.d. of Simon & Schuster UK has had his own realignments to make over the years, but under his management the company is aiming to become a publisher of the first order. Danuta Kean talks to Ian S Chapman

Ian S Chapman, managing director of Simon & Schuster UK, looks pensive in the “headmaster’s study”, as the oak panelled room that doubles as his office in S&S UK’s headquarters is known. He is considering how much he should reveal of himself in this interview. It is an awkward calculation in a business where image has come to mean as much as content.