Matthew Tucker

Deputy Picture Editor And Culture Writer, Huffington Post UK & AOL UK

United Kingdom

Contributing to 'Pictures of the Day' for HuffPost UK's Picture Desk Live, Matthew has a constant eye on the best images from around the world, along with regular tweets from @HuffPostUKPics.

Culture content includes coverage of major photography competitions, along with interviews and reviews of Theatre, Art and Entertainment.

Work on AOL UK involves the sourcing of pictures for the homepage and portal sites (Travel, Money, Parenting and Fashion).

Matthew has previously worked in New Media on Sky1 and Sky Arts. Qualifications include an NCTJ diploma in Magazine Journalism and BA degree in English and Creative Writing. Get in touch on Twitter.



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Poirot Is Back

The "little grey cells" of Agatha Christie fans are to be treated to another crime-sleuthing adventure from Hercule Poirot for the first time in nearly 40 years. The much-loved Belgian detective is set to solve more murder and mysteries via the pen of international bestselling crime writer Sophie Hannah, a project that has the backing of the Christie family and which will be published by HarperCollins in September 2014.

Photography Features

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LOOK: Charlie Chaplin In Colour

We're all familiar with portraits of Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin and Mark Twain, but with crumbling monochrome photos we can only guess at what they would have looked like in the flesh. Mads Madsen, a Danish artist and full-time English and history student, has perfected the art of adding colour to old black and white portraits - bringing history vividly to life.

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'Vietnam: The Real War' - Iconic Images Published In New Book By Associated Press

Associated Press (AP) have published a new book called Vietnam: The Real War, containing over 300 powerful images to mark the 50th anniversary of the conflict. Published today, the book contains images of candid moments from the war chosen from over 200,000 AP photos, from front-line combat to Buddhist Monks committing self-immolation in protest.

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Stunning Stargazing Pics From 2013 Astronomy 'Photographer Of The Year'

As these stunning photos prove, Nasa and ESA can't boast the monopoly on jaw-dropping space pictures. A waning crescent moon illuminates Yosemite National Park, astral clouds of rose-coloured gas reveal star formations in distant galaxies and the supernatural glow of a noctilucent cloud electrifies the Peak District at night; the 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition has received an array of dazzling pictures of our glittering universe.


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Father's Day: Tribal Fathers Around The World (PICTURES)

Sunday marks another day for Britain's high streets to cash in on consumerism with the purchase of Father's Day DVDs, books and greeting cards. We've even seen £1,000 laptops advertised as a suggested Father's Day present.

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The Perils of a Private Members Club

"Excuse me sir, your jacket..." a club manager says, interrupting our group, a hint of an elegant french accent. "Oh, you're closing the cloakroom? You want me to collect my coat?" I offer politely, trying to finish the man's sentence. "No..." he replied...



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New 'Alex Rider' Novel: Anthony Horowitz On Sherlock Holmes, Poirot And 'Russian Roulette'...

Anthony Horowitz (right) is a man on the go - not just because the author has a new series of his ITV drama Foyle's War on the horizon, or is in the midst of his second Sherlock Holmes novel, but Horowitz is sprinting around his London home as we chat on the phone. The creator of the Alex Rider book series speaks excitedly about his latest novel as he gets ready to meet his agent, fearing he might be late.


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Steamy Skype Affairs And Galactic Mass Migration: Edinburgh Redefines The Stage

A stage, an audience and a performance – the simplicity of traditional theatre is changing, according to Christopher Baugh, Professor of Theatre at Hull University. Speaking at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival, the Professor explored the evolution of theatre in his lecture Devices of Wonder.