TALK OF THE TOWN: Roald Dahl’s granddaughter hasn’t given up her day job despite Netflix deal

TALK OF THE TOWN: Roald Dahl’s granddaughter hasn’t given up her day job at a wildlife resort in Kenya – despite whispers she’s raking in around £10m from Netflix for rights to author’s books


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Here’s the face of the cat that got the cream. It’s Roald Dahl’s beautiful granddaughter, Phoebe, who rejoiced in Africa last week when news broke that she’s getting a percentage of the £500 million Netflix deal with her family, brokered by her cousin Luke Kelly.

Intriguingly, despite rumors that Phoebe could take about two percent, or £10 million, of the money the entertainment company paid for the rights to her grandfather’s children’s books, her day job as a host for tourists at a nature reserve has not given up. holiday resort in Kenya.

Last week she told her friends: ‘Exciting news!!! As you may know, I recently moved to Kenya to live in the bush among elephants… Go on an adventure with me. I would love to share this experience with you and the magic of Africa that captured my heart!’ An heiress with a well-known last name who actually has a job? It’s the stuff of fairy tales, isn’t it?

Roald Dahl's granddaughter Phoebe (pictured above) rejoiced in Africa last week as news broke that she will be getting a percentage of the £500 million Netflix deal with her family

Roald Dahl’s granddaughter Phoebe (pictured above) rejoiced in Africa last week as news broke that she will be getting a percentage of the £500 million Netflix deal with her family

Roald Dahl, pictured above.  It is rumored that Phoebe could pocket about two percent or £10 million of the money the entertainment company paid for the rights to her grandfather's children's books.

Roald Dahl, pictured above.  It is rumored that Phoebe could pocket about two percent or £10 million of the money the entertainment company paid for the rights to her grandfather's children's books.

Roald Dahl, pictured above. It is rumored that Phoebe could pocket about two percent or £10 million of the money the entertainment company paid for the rights to her grandfather’s children’s books.

Meanwhile, a little bird whispers in my ear that the Netflix deal revolves around plans to create a Charlie And The Chocolate Factory franchise that can rival those of Star Wars, Marvel, and even Winnie The Pooh.

A source said Netflix bought the rights because they are lagging behind in its own branding.

While the world waited for news of a name for Princess Beatrice and her husband Edo Mapelli Mozzi’s first baby, Jack Brooksbank revealed that he and his wife Princess Eugenie plan to name their second child (when it comes)… September !

Jack and Eugenie have an eight-month-old son, August, and he told me at Percy’s nightclub in Kensington, where his tequila brand Casamigos has a bar, that Eugenie’s sister has strict instructions not to use this month’s name for her daughter as ” that’s what we’ll call our next one!’

He may have been kidding, but how exciting to know they’re already thinking about baby number two!

Jack Brooksbank revealed that he and his wife Princess Eugenie (both pictured above) plan to call their second child (when it arrives)… September!

Jack Brooksbank revealed that he and his wife Princess Eugenie (both pictured above) plan to call their second child (when it arrives)… September!

Jack Brooksbank revealed that he and his wife Princess Eugenie (both pictured above) plan to call their second child (when it arrives)… September!

Tory fibs and whoppers

What is it about Tory Ministers and the truth? From beyond the grave, a miserable, discourteous assertion by Mrs Thatcher’s Defense Secretary, Alan Clark, has deeply disturbed Dame Joan Collins.

In the memoir of veteran TV documentary maker Michael Cockerell, serialized in The Mail on Sunday, the adulterer is said to have boasted that he had once slept with the actress. An outraged Dame Joan says it’s an outrageous lie.

We’re sorry if we were able to upset her.

Not only did she never meet Clark, who died in 1999, but she had to google his name to determine who he was. She would then have discovered that Clark had a complex relationship with the truth – after admitting to being “stingy with current affairs” in a 1982 lawsuit when he lied about getting government approval for the export of manufacturing equipment. of bombs to cover up Saddam Hussein. Proof that Ms. T’s mischief even got a kick out of confessing to being a liar.

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