Knowledge Identifier: &The_Observer
Stephen Gwynn - From the 1920s Gwynn devoted himself to writing, covering political events as Irish correspondent to "The Observer" and "The Times"
Jane Bown - "'Jane Bown"' is a British photographer who has worked for "The Observer" newspaper since 1949
Ivor Brown - In 1929, Brown joined "The Observer" as their drama critic
Donald Trelford - "'Donald Trelford"' is a British journalist and academic, who was editor of "The Observer" newspaper from 1975 to 1993
Ivor Brown - In February 1942, J. L. Garvin, was forced out after 34 years as editor of "The Observer" because of a political dispute with the paper's owner, Waldorf Astor
George Orwell - David Astor was looking for a provocative contributor for The Observer and invited Orwell to write for him the first article appearing in March 1942.
Paul Jennings (British author) - In 1949 he joined "The Observer," contributing a weekly column entitled "Oddly Enough" until 1966
Alan Ross - He became a sports writer for "The Observer" in 1950 and became the paper's cricket correspondent in 1953, the same year his son was born
Norbert Wiener - A brief profile of Dr. Wiener is given in The Observer newspaper, Sunday, 28 January 1951
Abu Abraham - In 1956, after two cartoons were published in "Tribune", he was sent a personal letter by David Astor, the editor of The Observer, the world's oldest Sunday newspaper, offering him a permanent job as its first ever political cartoonist
Kenneth Tynan - After his first period writing for "The New Yorker", he returned to "The Observer" in 1960 where he remained its theatre critic until mid-1963 when he joined the National Theatre
George Melly - He retired from jazz in the early 1960s when he became a film critic for "The Observer" and a writer on the "Daily Mail"'s satirical newspaper strip "Flook", illustrated by Trog
Kenneth Tynan - In 1960, "after much manoeuvering", Tynan got the four-letter word into "The Observer" in an article about the Lady Chatterley Trial
John Smith (Labour Party leader) - In 1962, he won "The Observer" Mace debating competition, speaking with Gordon Hunter
George Melly - From 1965 to 1973 he was a film and television critic for "The Observer" and lectured on art history, with an emphasis on surrealism
Susan Strange - She raised a family of six and worked as a financial journalist for "The Economist", "The Observer" until 1965, when she began to conduct full-time research
Michael X - Writing in "The Observer" in 1965, Colin McGlashan called him "the authentic voice of black bitterness
Peter Wilby - In 1968 he began to write for "The Observer"
Marjorie Abbatt - Their toys won great acclaim, and in 1969 the Abbatt climbing frame, designed in the early 1930s, won "The Observer" newspaper design award
Edward Heath - Bernard Levin wrote at the time in "The Observer" that "an ironical comment" on the permissive society was that the UK had had to wait until the 1970s for a prime minister who was a virgin
Margaret Thatcher - The television critic Clive James, writing in "The Observer" during the voting for the leadership, compared her voice of 1973 to a cat sliding down a blackboard
Donald Trelford - He was a director of "The Observer" from 1975 to 1993 and Chief Executive from 1992 to 1993
Richard Burton - Burton courted further controversy in 1976 when he wrote an unsolicited article for "The Observer" about his friend and fellow Welsh thespian Stanley Baker, who had recently died from pneumonia at the age of 48; the article upset Baker's widow with its depiction of her late husband as an uncultured womaniser
Philip French - He has been film critic of "The Observer" since 1978
Chris Riddell - Riddell worked as an illustrator at "The Economist" news magazine beginning in the 1980s and at "The Observer" newspaper from 1995
David Hennessy, 3rd Baron Windlesham - He was a director of "The Observer" from 1981 to 1989
Richard Webster (author) - In "The Observer" in February, 1981 Webster attacked structuralists for their "habit of reducing human nature to pseudo-mathematical formulae
Chris Priestley - Since 1983, he published his illustrations in "The Times", "The Independent", "The Observer", "The Economist" and other newspapers
In 1990, Farzad Bazoft, a journalist for "The Observer", was executed in Iraq on charges of spying
Michael Coveney - He was theatre critic for "The Observer" from 1990 until he joined the "Daily Mail" in 1997, following the death of Jack Tinker
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson - Her activities have been well-covered by the British tabloid press, and in the mid to late 1990s, she wrote a weekly column for the "Sunday Times" and subsequently contributed to "The Spectator", "The Mail on Sunday", "GQ", "Eve", "Harpers and Queen", "Tatler", "Instyle" and "The Observer" sporadically
Andrew Rawnsley - In 1993 he moved to "The Observer" as Chief Political Commentator and Associate Editor, a position he retains
Lynn Barber - Barber has written for "Vanity Fair", "The Sunday Times", "The Daily Telegraph" and "The Observer" from 1996 to 2009
Will Self - He gained some notoriety in 1997 when he was sent by the broadsheet "The Observer" to cover the election campaign of John Major and was caught by a rival journalist using heroin on the Prime Minister's jet, and was fired as a result
Michael Tabor - In 1997 Tabor told The Observer that the ban had helped in causing him to concentrate on building the success of his business
Roger Alton - He was the editor of the British national Sunday newspaper "The Observer" from 1998 to 2007
Tarik O'Regan - Following the completion of his undergraduate studies in 1999, O'Regan began serving as the classical recordings reviewer for "The Observer" newspaper, a position he held until 2003
Jason Burke - Around 2000, he was hired by "The Observer" to serve as its chief foreign correspondent
Nan Goldin - However, in a 2002 interview with The Observer, Goldin herself called the use of "heroin chic" to sell clothes and perfumes "reprehensible and evil.
Verity Lambert - "Verity Lambert had just arrived as head of drama at Thames TV and she went for broke," he told "The Observer" newspaper in 2002
Unity Mitford - On 1 December 2002, following the release of declassified documents , investigative journalist Martin Bright published an article in "The Observer" that claimed Home Secretary John Anderson intervened to prevent Mitford being questioned on her return from Germany and that the shooting, which "has become part of the Mitford myth," may have been invented to excuse this
Parminder Nagra - Although "Second Generation" was a ratings flop, it was a huge critical success, earning a place in "The Observer" newspaper's top 10 British TV programmes of 2003
Ian Hislop - In 2003 he was listed in "The Observer" as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy
Lenny Henry - In 2003, Henry was listed in "The Observer" as one of the fifty funniest acts in British comedy
Harry Hill - In 2003, Hill was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy
Paul O'Grady - In 2003, O'Grady was listed in "The Observer" as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy, and in 2006 he was listed by "The Independent" at number 32 in their 101 most influential gay men and women in Britain
Steve Bell (cartoonist) - In 2003, he was listed in "The Observer" as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy
Steve Coogan - In 2003, he was listed in "The Observer" as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy
Jennifer Saunders - In 2003, she was listed in "The Observer" as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy
Jo Brand - In 2003, she was listed in "The Observer" as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy
Kathy Burke - In 2003, she was listed in "The Observer" as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy
Rachel Corrie - On March 18, 2003, two days after Corrie's death, Joe Carr was interviewed by British Channel 4 and "The Observer" reporter Sandra Jordan for a documentary, "The Killing Zone", which aired in June 2003
Heston Blumenthal - According to an interview with "The Observer" in 2004, he has been cooking "seriously" since the mid-1990s
Kenney Jones - In 2004 "The Observer" listed the Small Faces' 1968 release "Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake" one of the "top British albums of all time"
B. F. Skinner - A reviewer in "The Observer" in March 2004 misquoted Slater's books as supporting the rumours
Simon Jordan - As of the 2005-06 season, Jordan wrote a fortnightly column for "The Observer" newspaper
Lo Hsing Han - According to a report in "The Observer", he helped organize the opulent 2006 wedding of the daughter of the Burmese dictator Than Shwe
Dan Brown - How Dan Brown's wife unlocked the code to bestseller success in The Observer, March 12, 2006.
Lynn Barber - In 2006, Barber was one of the judges for the Turner Prize and wrote an article in "The Observer" critical of some aspects of the judging process
Ronan Bennett - In 2006, Bennett's new novel "Zugzwang", was published week-by-week in the British Sunday newspaper "The Observer"
Lily Allen - As she accumulated tens of thousands of MySpace friends, "The Observer Music Monthly" , a magazine published in "The Observer", took interest in March 2006
Humphry Berkeley - Indeed, Berkeley was well known to his colleagues as a homosexual, according to a 2007 article published in "The Observer" and not much liked
Roger Alton - He resigned on 24 October 2007 after "a bitter falling-out with senior figures at the title's sister paper, "The Guardian", and left "The Observer" at the end of 2007
Freema Agyeman - "The Observer" had an interview with Agyeman in December 2007 and named her as a "face of 2007"
Ruby Wax - The UK Sunday newspaper "The Observer" reported the controversy, as did the act "I, Ludicrous" in "The Ruby Wax Song", from their "Dirty Washing" 2008 EP.
Ato Boldon - On 20 April 2008 "The Observer" published the contents of a letter believed to be by Boldon to John Smith, his former coach, accusing Smith, Maurice Greene and his former agent, Emmanuel Hudson, of betraying him by obtaining banned drugs without his knowledge, lying about Greene competing without drugs and damaging his own career
Tom Hooper (director) - At the beginning of 2009, he was profiled for "The Observer"s film Hotlist
Christopher Booker - In 2009, he published "The Real Global Warming Disaster", described by "The Observer" as "the definitive climate sceptics' manual"
Seamus Heaney - Heaney was named one of "Britain's top 300 intellectuals" by "The Observer" in 2011, though the newspaper later published a correction acknowledging that "several individuals who would not claim to be British" had been featured, of which Heaney was one
Jonathan Franzen - In January 2011, "The Observer" named him as one of "20 activists, filmmakers, writers, politicians and celebrities who will be setting the global environmental agenda in the coming year"
Katharine Whitehorn - As of January 2013, her a weekly column continues to appear in the The Observer magazine
Philip French - At the beginning of May 2013 it was announced that French will retire as film critic for "The Observer" in August to coincide with his 80th birthday