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Andy Serkis – Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

Andy Serkis - Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

Andy Serkis, the actor who brought Gollum and King Kong to life, explains getting under the skin of a super-intelligent ape to Jan Gilbert Andy Serkis is the prince of performance capture. He doesn’t get the coolest costumes on set (he usually wears a lycra bodysuit covered […]

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Peter Lord – The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists

Peter Lord – The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists

Aardman Animations takes to the high seas with The Pirates!, its biggest ever movie, and they’ve rewritten the stop-motion rulebook, says Jan Gilbert It took 320 people five years, with 20 months of filming on 40 sets, for the Aardman animation whizzes to make their latest wickedly […]

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On The Edge

On The Edge

With so many extreme sports on the big screen, Jan Gilbert asks psychologist Rhonda Cohen why we love life on the edge. Every year people flock to the Isle of Man for the extreme thrills of the world-famous Tourist Trophy motorcycle race (TT for short). The bikes […]

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Archaeology On The Big Screen

Archaeology On The Big Screen

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Andrea Arnold, writer-director of Fish Tank

Andrea Arnold, writer-director of Fish Tank

Writer-director Andrea Arnold discusses her instincts and ideas about her latest film Fish Tank with Jan Gilbert. For Andrea Arnold filmmaking is all about instinct. Like her decision to cast Michael Fassbender, the star of Hunger, in her new film Fish Tank. “I cast Michael after seeing […]

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Stephen Woolley, producer of Sounds Like Teen Spirit

Stephen Woolley, producer of Sounds Like Teen Spirit

Film producer Stephen Woolley travels the world making movies, but in between jobs he loves nothing better than the rural life in Dyrham, says Jan Gilbert. Leading British producer Stephen Woolley has spent a lifetime steeped in movies, from tearing cinema tickets in 1970s London to producing […]

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Julian Fellowes, screenwriter of The Young Victoria

Julian Fellowes, screenwriter of The Young Victoria

Cambridge graduate and one-time member of Footlights Julian Fellowes talks to Jan Gilbert about his latest film, The Young Victoria Screenwriter, novelist, actor, director, and producer. Is there anything Julian Fellowes can’t do? The answer is navigate, or so he tells me as we sit in a […]

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Interview with Clubbed filmmakers

Interview with Clubbed filmmakers

Set in early-80s Coventry, Clubbed follows timid factory worker Danny who is coping badly with a failed marriage and hard-knock existence when his life is transformed by a group of nightclub doormen who take him under their wing. Geoff adapted the film from his autobiography Watch My […]

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Rainn Wilson, star of The Office and The Rocker

Rainn Wilson, star of The Office and The Rocker

Actor Rainn Wilson, whose film The Rocker is released this month, talks to Jan Gilbert about the pitfalls of pratfalls and meeting the fifth Beatle. Red carpet premieres, awards ceremonies, and glitzy parties: all part and parcel of an actor’s glamorous existence, right? Well, not always. Sometimes […]

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Rupert Wyatt, director and screenwriter of The Escapist

Rupert Wyatt, director and screenwriter of The Escapist

Jan Gilbert talks to Rupert Wyatt about breaking out with his first feature. After developing features for Miramax in New York, working in British television, and writing and directing several successful short films, Rupert Wyatt makes his feature debut with The Escapist, a prison escape drama about […]

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