Thomas Barrie, British GQ

Thomas Barrie

British GQ

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Past articles by Thomas:

The co-founder of Calm wants phones banned (before breakfast)

Michael Acton Smith cofounded meditation app Calm in 2012 after realising a growing stress epidemic needed an easy, accessible solution. With more than 100 million downloads and a reach of 4m paying subscribers to Calm’s credit, here’s what he has learned... → Read More

The founder of Beyond Meat wants you to read five books at the same time

Ethan Brown has been conducting a lab-based quest for better plant-based meat alternatives since founding Beyond Meat in 2009. Today, foodies can order his products in 119,000 outlets in more than 80 countries worldwide. Here’s what he’s learned... → Read More

Sir James Dyson: ‘Most focus groups are wrong’

It took Sir James Dyson five years and 5,126 failed prototypes to develop the DC01 vacuum cleaner. Today, he's worth £16.3 billion and his eponymous company employs 14,000 people globally. Here’s what he’s learned… → Read More

Matt Haig: ‘I had to get rid of the cynical side of myself to stay alive’

Matt Haig is the bestselling author of The Midnight Library and The Comfort Book. Here, he speaks to GQ about ‘lowbrow’ literature, film adaptations and writing for his younger self. → Read More

Your next beach read? A book on climate change. No, really

Race For Tomorrow reports the extraordinary human stories of survival, innovation and profit on the front lines of the climate crisis. → Read More

Daniel Craig: ‘I hope Bond’s changed a lot while I’ve been part of him’

In a quickfire interview with GQ, Daniel Craig speaks about his favourite Bond gadgets, the injuries he sustained in the line of duty and what he hopes his legacy as the world’s most famous spy will be → Read More

No Time To Die is the sequel Casino Royale always deserved, 15 years later

To bring Daniel Craig’s time as James Bond full circle, No Time To Die delves right back into 007’s paranoias and hang-ups. Their origins lie in Casino Royale → Read More

The secrets of Jeff Bezos' success

In 27 years, Amazon has not only become a global business but a cultural touchstone too. Now, in a new book, Amazon Unbound (out now), author Brad Stone charts the rise of Jeff Bezos as well as the insights he learned along the way... → Read More

ParalympicsGB struck glory in Tokyo to extend the UK’s feelgood summer of sport

Great Britain should be proud of a Paralympic team that will return from Tokyo with gold medals by the bucketload. GQ congratulates our Jaguar Outstanding Achievement award winners: ParalympicsGB → Read More

GQ Men of the Year 2021: Everything you need to know

Back for its 24th edition, GQ’s annual Men of the Year Awards ceremony returns to central London tomorrow. Here’s everything you need to know → Read More

Sir Anthony Hopkins is the winner of GQ’s 2021 Legend Award

Sir Anthony Hopkins has established himself as the pre-eminent male actor of his generation; at this year’s GQ Men of the Year Awards, sponsored by Hugo Boss, he will win the Legend Award → Read More

The secrets behind the success of Hydrow, AKA ‘the Peloton of rowing machines’

As told by Bruce Smith, founder and CEO of Hydrow. → Read More

Into the frozen north: how Jack O’Connell’s latest series took him to the Arctic and back

Full of desperate situations, preoccupied with man’s capability for savagery and shot on location deep inside the Arctic Circle, Jack O’Connell’s upcoming series The North Water is not for the faint-hearted. → Read More

Soho’s historic Windmill has been renovated — it's like a super-charged Moulin Rouge

Soho’s historic Windmill + modern overhaul = major vibes → Read More

Anthony Joshua has announced a partnership with the UK’s largest CBD company

Anthony Joshua’s new partnership with Love Hemp will see him become a brand ambassador and release his own licensed CBD and hemp products. → Read More

Soho House's 180 House is an urban bolthole with 360-degree views over the Thames

London’s latest post-Covid-proof members’ club, 180 House, tops a seven-storey shared office space and is set to reframe the way we drink, dine, work and connect – in person! → Read More

Grace Woodward and Nicholas Pinnock on the importance of male allyship: ‘Now is the time for action’

Sparked by the frank discussions around gender relations that have taken place over the past year, stylist and designer Grace Woodward created a sustainable T-shirt campaign in support of Women’s Aid. → Read More

90 years of motorcycle history in one beautiful coffee table book

Coffee table upgrade! A new book showcases the history of motorcycles in 400 designs. And it’s a transporting read... → Read More

Mulo cofounder Tobias Cox's tips for success

In 2012, Tobias and Ingrid Cox launched their footwear brand, Mulo, by correctly surmising that transplanting the DNA of a polished Oxford lace-up into a soft Portuguese espadrille would produce an ultra-smart yet comfortable shoe. They proved to be a cult success. Now, Mulo shoes are available in more than 100 countries. Here’s what Tobias has learned... → Read More

Anthony Boyle on Danny Boy: ‘Iraq is a cloud that’s hung over British politics for years’

Danny Boy, a new BBC film about one of the fiercest battles of the Iraq War, puts a khaki-clad Anthony Boyle front and centre as the real-life soldier accused of war crimes in its aftermath. In the ensuing inquiry, as Boyle tells GQ, the human cost of the war became increasingly clear. → Read More