I interviewed him when his (very good) book came out, and he was lovely, but my liking for him has gone up even more. And he gave the money to the Refugee Council! Wonderful.
I do feel sorry for his agent, though, but I have no sympathy with Deborah Moggach for saying it was a publicity stunt. The Daily Mail is a horrible, noxious newspaper, and pointing their horrible hypocrisy out is always a good thing.