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Lowry would be ‘dead chuffed’ with my film | Adrian Noble Interview

Adrian Noble has more Olivier award nominations to his name than there are scenes in his new film – Mrs Lowry & Son – set outside the former character’s bedroom. To wit, Noble is best known as being among the RSC’s longest-serving executives and for producing acclaimed hits right from The Winter’s Tale to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. He is, in other words, a master of stagecraft. 

So, one wonders, why did he not insist on taking Martin Hesford’s inherently theatrical script in that direction?

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6 films for the Summer holidays

Six weeks, no school.

While we’re loath to suggest anyone should lock their children in a dark, quiet room everyday for the entirety of the Summer holidays, a trip to the cinema could well save parents from some very long afternoons.

With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of six upcoming films to keep the kids busy during the Summer holidays.

For an hour and a half at least.

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‘I’m not built for running up and down chasing sheep!’ | John Henshaw Interview

You know John Henshaw. Personally and professionally, as it goes. Personally, albeit metaphorically, he’s that nice fella down the road. Professionally – which is to say, in any one of his many screen appearances – he plays the chap you wish lived down the road.

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‘I wanted to create a middle-aged, female Rocky’ – Jessica Hynes Interview

Bless Jessica Hynes. Our interview with the star of Spaced, The Royal Family and Twenty Twelve was moved last minute from midday to the end of a long afternoon of media coverage. And, in the nicest way possible, you can tell in her voice that it’s been a long afternoon of media coverage. Despite this, Hynes only grows in animation as we discuss her new film – The Fight – and the Kent town at its beating heart.

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‘It works well on an iPhone’ | Burning Men Cast and Crew Interview

‘Just a quick question.’

It’s not a convention start to our interviews with Jeremy Wooding, Elinor Crawley and Aki Omoshaybi. But, then again, Burning Men is no conventional film. This is the story of two would be musicians who hit the road in an attempt to raise cash enough to fund a relocation to the USA but get more than they bargained on trying to flog a stolen black metal vinyl.

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