Gorbachev was very stern - whenever I tried to interrupt him, he would thwack his hand down on the table. Henry Kissinger proved as brilliant as he is controversial. Yoko Ono provided fascinating gossip on Dali, and Omar Sharif told me extraordinary stories about his time growing up in Egypt. One of the great privileges of being a journalist is finding yourself in the same room as people who have made history. Here are some of my encounters.
Gorbachev interview - New Statesman
Yoko Ono interview - FT
Omar Sharif interview - The Independent