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Picture Perfect

by | 22nd, October 2003

‘NO compendium of multi-talented women would be complete without Martine McCutcheon, singer, actress and Renaissance woman.

And so was Martine

Like Caprice, Martine has just finished shooting a film, called Love Actually, opposite Hugh Grant and Emma Thompson.

Not so long ago she also starred as Eliza Doolittle in a West End production of My Fair Lady, and rather took her character’s name to heart.

And she has just penned a book, Martine McCutcheon: Behind The Scenes: A Personal Diary.

Well, penned might not be exactly the right word.

‘In among the glamorous photographs of Martine in head-to-toe Givenchy with fashion pal Julien Macdonald, or filming her first major movie,’ Hello! says, ‘there are some candid shots of her with her present boyfriend, James Tanner, a property developer four years her junior.’

Clearly, to enjoy this book the ability to read is superfluous. But that is hardly surprising when one hears about Martine’s choice of holiday companions.

When she finished filming Love Acutally, for instance, she took a ‘well-deserved’ break in Barbados ‘with her mum Jenny, stepfather Alan, best friend Linzi and Mac, her photographer’.

Most of us buy a disposable camera to record our holiday snaps; Martine takes her own photographer.

We hear that she wanted to take Penny Lancaster instead of Mac, but Penny was busy that day on one of her rare excursions in front of the camera. What bad timing!’

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