SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Queen of Primrose Hill Set Sadie Frost wants £8million for six-bedroom pad
Sadie Frost, 54, is selling her six-bedroom North London house which is on the market for £8.25million
Marking the end of an era, Sadie Frost, the queen bee of the Primrose Hill Set, has put her six-bedroom North London house on the market for £8.25 million.
The property that Sadie shared with her ex-husband, Hollywood actor Jude Law, was the setting for a string of legendary parties enjoyed by members of the clique.
Frost and Law bought the house in 2002 for around £2 million. A spiral staircase ascends to a luxury master suite complete with a boudoir-style dressing room and study that occupies the entire first floor.
The couple became the leaders of the Primrose Hill Set, hosting raucous parties attended by Liam Gallagher and his then-wife Patsy Kensit, Noel Gallagher and his then-wife Meg Mathews, actor Rhys Ifans and singer Lisa Moorish.
The property that Sadie shared with her ex-husband, Hollywood actor Jude Law
Having kept the house in her divorce settlement from Law, Frost raised her four children, Finlay, now 29, Rafferty, 23, Iris, 18, and Rudy, 17, under its roof. It is thought she is keen to downsize now they have grown up.
The couple's louche lifestyle was first disclosed by designer Pearl Lowe, wife of Supergrass star Danny Goffey, in 2005. She revealed the two couples began to sleep with each other in 2001 while on holiday in Greece. Lowe claimed that Frost pursued her husband, and that Law became 'obsessed' with her.
Frost and Law divorced in 2003.
It has also been reported that Frost, now 54, was intimately close with Kate Moss and Davinia Taylor — nicknamed the 'loo roll heiress' because her father, Alan Murphy, owns a toilet paper company — at the marital home.
Leah Woods (left), Kate Moss (middle) and Sadie Frost (right) pictured at the Astral Club, London in 1999
Frost — who was married to Spandau Ballet guitarist Gary Kemp until they split in 1995 — has been dating Darren Strowger for six years. These days, she is more well-behaved. The producer and fashion designer is a yoga fan and has cast son Rafferty in a short film, Running Man.
The estate agent Savills, which is marketing the property, and Frost declined to comment.
Jools Holland, who has fronted BBC2's Later . . . show solo for 27 years, is putting a brave face on having to co-host the new series with a different guest host each week. 'I don't think anybody is indispensable on the BBC,' he tells me. 'I may drop dead tonight and they may do without me. 'If they were trying to get one person on each week as a regular co-presenter, that would be a challenge, but this gives me something to react to.'
Jools Holland has fronted BBC2's Later solo for 27 years and is putting a brave face on having to co-host the new series with a different guest host each week
'That fat boy in North Korea': Jackal author's real-life hit list
He was the youngest pilot in the RAF before surviving the attentions of the Stasi secret police as a foreign correspondent in East Berlin and later dodging mortar rounds while reporting on the horrors of the Biafran War.
Now 81, The Day Of The Jackal author Frederick Forsyth is ready to become a hitman.
'I don't think I'd have much trouble squeezing the trigger on that fat boy in North Korea — Kim Jong-un,' reflected Forsyth at the inaugural Chelsea History Festival when asked which current political figures he would most like to have in the cross-hairs of a sniper's rifle.
'Very nasty piece of work he is. [And] I'm not too friendly with the idiots in Iran and their trumped-up charges,' added Forsyth, who had a thriller in 2013 entitled The Kill List.
His own hit list is quite extensive. 'So I would take five or six real world tyrants: Assad, who's massacred God knows how many Syrians; the head of the Republican Guard in Iran, who's a mass killer.
'In fact, I'd put together a list of about ten.'
Model Kiera Chaplin looks a real Charlie
There was no mistaking model Kiera Chaplin's illustrious lineage when she channelled the spirit of her silent movie star grandfather Charlie for a recent fashion shoot.
The 37-year-old daughter of the actor's son, Eugene, sported a suit and bow tie inside the Czech Republic's Grandhotel Pupp (left) — where the James Bond film Casino Royale was shot.
'I guess you could say the suit is an homage, but I see it more as women empowerment and representing the new Chaplin generation,' Kiera tells me.
Kiera Chaplian, 37, channeling the spirit of her silent movie star grandfather Charlie for a recent fashion shoot
Boris Johnson benefits from a judicious kicking, according to Katie Perrior, who worked for him when he was Mayor of London and recalls electioneering with him.
'In Romford, Boris was talking to a woman and I said: 'You need to move on,' but he took no notice,' says Katie. 'I kicked him very hard in the shins and drew blood. He was talking to this lovely lady, but had no idea he was right outside an erotic underwear store.
'I could see these photographers running towards us. I had words with him afterwards, saying: 'When I say move, you move.' ' Sounds like a match for Dominic Cummings . . .
Boris Johnson (pictured) benefits from a judicious kicking, according to Katie Perrior, who worked for him when he was Mayor of London
A BBC announcer who confused Mary Beard with Mary Berry when the classicist fronted her Meet The Romans series has prompted a broadcasting brainwave.
'There has been talk of pairing up Mary Beard and Mary Berry for a show,' discloses Jonty Claypole, the BBC's head of arts.
Perhaps Berry will accompany Beard on her forthcoming investigation into the male nude for BBC2? Although Berry & Beard has the makings of a fine detective duo.
Mary Berry (pictured) was confused with Mary Beard by a BBC annoucer when the classicist fronted her Meet The Romans series
100mph Ronnie will never slow down, sighs Sally
It's been a year-and-a-half since Ronnie Wood was given the all-clear for lung cancer.
Since then, he has continued to live life in the fast lane — to the occasional consternation of his wife, Sally Humphreys (left).
'I do sometimes wish he would slow down, but he's got a lot going on: he's just finished this [Rolling] Stones tour, he's doing an album, art, film, concert, live gigs and charities,' she tells me.
The theatre producer, 41, who has three-year-old twins Alice and Gracie with guitarist Ronnie, adds: 'I don't think he'll ever stop — he goes at life like 100 miles an hour and loves it.'
Sally Wood and Ronnie Wood pictured at the World Premiere after party for 'Somebody Up There Likes Me' during the 63rd BFI London Film Festival at The Deck at the National Theatre
The Duchess of Sussex is not the only American to have fallen in love with this country. Meghan's favourite shoe designer, Sarah Flint, is marrying New York financier Sean Beresini, and the couple are said to have chosen Yorkshire for the wedding. 'Flint has already designed her perfect heels — though she joked that pals have been telling her to prepare for rainboots and grey skies,' says a U.S. source. Meghan was first pictured wearing £380 Sarah Flint flats at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto and has since been seen in several of Flint's designs, including £480 tortoiseshell heels.
Downton Countess's mobile contortions
Blessed with a 5,000-acre estate and Highclere Castle, where Downton Abbey was filmed, the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon would appear to be spared the humdrum problems that beset the rest of us.
Not so, insists the Countess. 'We seem to be in a bit of a mobile phone signal black spot,' says Lady C. 'I can be found leaning out of windows or standing on desks in an effort to hear.
'As a child, I enjoyed climbing trees and cartwheeling, so I suppose it helped instil innovation and agility. The gift shop ladies explore their own agility climbing and dancing round the courtyard.' One indignity that Carson was spared.
The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon pictured at Highclere Castle which is the setting of ITV's Downton Abbey