Lydia Winter

Lydia Winter


As a lover of life's pleasures, it stands to reason that Lydia ended up writing about two of the best: food and travel. She's digital editor of Square Mile's sister title Foodism, but when she's not scouting out what you should eat next, she's regularly found stalking other people's cats and falling off her bicycle.

Lydia Winter's articles

Shaun Evans: "Bloody hell, I've got a ways to go"

Endeavour star Shaun Evans is swapping the towers of Oxford for the bowels of a submarine in new drama Vigil. The Liverpudlian actor takes us inside his new role

Hail, Caesar! The Underground Railroad's Aaron Pierre is the breakout star of the summer

From Cassio in Othello to Caesar in The Underground Railroad, South Londoner Aaron Pierre does not shy away from challenging roles. Lydia Winter finds out why seeking the truth is the actor’s main driver

James Norton: "I’m getting more adventurous as I get older"

From a Tolstoyan prince to an underground sex club owner, James Norton has played an eclectic range of roles. A graduate of both a monastic school and Cambridge university, Norton is not your average actor

Ella Hunt: "Queer is a beautiful word"

With a leading role in Apple TV’s queer, quirky retelling of the life of poet Emily Dickinson, actress Ella Hunt tells Lydia Winter how the show has shaped her

Harry Lawtey: "Sometimes it’s a little... unsavoury"

The first days of your graduate scheme might be a distant memory. But new HBO series Industry should bring them back into focus. Lydia Winter meets the series’ leading man Harry Lawtey

“I’d never want to preach." Ben Hardy on acting, allyship and activism

With roles in Bohemian Rhapsody and X Men, Ben Hardy is one of Britain's brightest young actors. He speaks about the allure of fame and sharing his Instagram with Black Lives Matter

"When you spend that long in salt water, your tongue starts to disintegrate."

Last year, Ross Edgley became the first person in history to swim around the entire coastline of Great Britain. He looks back on a remarkable achievement

Taking the plunge: free diving in the Caribbean

Free diving in the waters surrounding Petit St Vincent is a breathtaking experience in more ways than one. Not only does it offer an insight into the bright and beautiful sights of the sea, but we get a lesson in ocean conservation, too

Idris Elba on directing, life as a DJ, and London's gentrification

Idris Elba is Hollywood's next biggest star to become a director. He talks Hackney roots, early years as a DJ, and London's gentrification