The Luther actor was supported by the Prince's Trust in his early days and spoke about his love of drama in a video message.
Keren Woodward and Sara Dallin’s new autobiography takes a look back at the early days starting out in the band
The return of McFly: will the cheeky pop-punkers finally get their due?. Despite being dismissed as teenage girl fodder, the millennial outfit were influential for a generation of bands
Tracks of the week reviewed: Middle Kids, Maxïmo Park, Lana Del Rey. This week we’ve got fresh-faced Aussie pop, some sweet lullaby rock, and a classic three-hankie weepie
Philharmonia/Rouvali review – bold programme that sparkledRoyal Festival Hall, London/Online Despite a shrunken symphony orchestra and high stakes, the Philharmonia’s American Dreams launched their online season with music-making at its best
M Huncho and Nafe Smallz: DNA review – dextrous chemistry deflated by familiar lyrical concerns. (HunchØzone)The UK rappers’ voices fit together as satisfyingly as puzzle pieces but their dynamic is wasted on generic material
Heinali: Madrigals review – a baroque trip from the middle ages to the space age(Injazero Records) Oleg Shudeiko pairs software re-creations of medieval harmonies with human free improvisation and the results are transporting