British Archive

  • NAOMIE HARRIS (Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll) brings the real life of Kenyan head teacher Jane Obinchu to the big screen in her latest film, THE FIRST GRADER. The film is based on the true story of 84-year-old Mau Mau warrior Maruge, who fought long and hard for the right to receive the free education that the Kenyan government promised all its citizens. Click on the audio files below to hear Harris talk to film […]

    Naomie Harris – The First Grader

    NAOMIE HARRIS (Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll) brings the real life of Kenyan head teacher Jane Obinchu to the big screen in her latest film, THE FIRST GRADER. The film is based on the true story of 84-year-old Mau Mau warrior Maruge, who fought long and hard for the right to receive the free education that the Kenyan government promised all its citizens. Click on the audio files below to hear Harris talk to film […]

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  • After the enormous success of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, best mates SIMON PEGG and NICK FROST are back with a new movie: an alien road-trip adventure called PAUL. Pegg and Frost chat about sci-fi cinema magic, life on other planets, and working with Sigourney Weaver. **PAUL is in cinemas from 14 February. What’s your favourite movie alien? Pegg: I think In Starship Troopers, in the scene where they’re attacking the base, about […]

    Simon Pegg & Nick Frost – Paul

    After the enormous success of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, best mates SIMON PEGG and NICK FROST are back with a new movie: an alien road-trip adventure called PAUL. Pegg and Frost chat about sci-fi cinema magic, life on other planets, and working with Sigourney Weaver. **PAUL is in cinemas from 14 February. What’s your favourite movie alien? Pegg: I think In Starship Troopers, in the scene where they’re attacking the base, about […]

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  • Movie legend SIGOURNEY WEAVER and Saturday Night Live favourite KRISTEN WIIG chat about their roles in Simon Pegg and Nick Frost‘s alien road-trip movie PAUL. **PAUL is in cinemas from 14 February.   What’s your favourite movie alien? Wiig: Is Chewbacca an alien? I’m going to pick him. Weaver: I always liked the Pod people, you know, the version of yourself that’s completely humourless, that’s just sleeping under your bed and while you’re brushing your teeth, […]

    Sigourney Weaver & Kristen Wiig – Paul

    Movie legend SIGOURNEY WEAVER and Saturday Night Live favourite KRISTEN WIIG chat about their roles in Simon Pegg and Nick Frost‘s alien road-trip movie PAUL. **PAUL is in cinemas from 14 February.   What’s your favourite movie alien? Wiig: Is Chewbacca an alien? I’m going to pick him. Weaver: I always liked the Pod people, you know, the version of yourself that’s completely humourless, that’s just sleeping under your bed and while you’re brushing your teeth, […]

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  • In his latest film, The King’s Speech, COLIN FIRTH plays George VI, the reluctant British monarch who overcame a debilitating stammer with the help of unconventional Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue, played by Geoffrey Rush. Firth talks to film journalist Jan Gilbert about the challenges of depicting a stammer on screen and the mystery of playing a royal. MMM: Your journey was almost the reverse of the film because you had to learn how to […]

    Colin Firth – The King’s Speech

    In his latest film, The King’s Speech, COLIN FIRTH plays George VI, the reluctant British monarch who overcame a debilitating stammer with the help of unconventional Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue, played by Geoffrey Rush. Firth talks to film journalist Jan Gilbert about the challenges of depicting a stammer on screen and the mystery of playing a royal. MMM: Your journey was almost the reverse of the film because you had to learn how to […]

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  • British director TOM HOOPER’S latest film, The King’s Speech, tells the story of King George VI’s relationship with unconventional speech therapist Lionel Logue, and the pair’s struggle to overcome the King’s stammer. Starring Colin Firth as George VI and Geoffrey Rush as Logue, the film has already attracted an enormous amount of awards buzz, with talk of Oscars and BAFTAs on the cards. Film journalist Jan Gilbert caught up with Hooper to talk about the […]

    Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech

    British director TOM HOOPER’S latest film, The King’s Speech, tells the story of King George VI’s relationship with unconventional speech therapist Lionel Logue, and the pair’s struggle to overcome the King’s stammer. Starring Colin Firth as George VI and Geoffrey Rush as Logue, the film has already attracted an enormous amount of awards buzz, with talk of Oscars and BAFTAs on the cards. Film journalist Jan Gilbert caught up with Hooper to talk about the […]

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  • When actor DANIEL CASEY landed the part of DS Troy in the detective drama MIDSOMER MURDERS it was supposed to be a one-off gig. But that one-off show turned into a long-running series that became a mainstay of primetime viewing schedules in the UK and around the world. Casey starred in the series for 6 years notching up 29 episodes, all of which feature on the new 19-disc boxset MIDSOMER MURDERS: TROY’S CASEBOOK. Click on the audio […]

    Daniel Casey – Midsomer Murders: Troy’s Casebook

    When actor DANIEL CASEY landed the part of DS Troy in the detective drama MIDSOMER MURDERS it was supposed to be a one-off gig. But that one-off show turned into a long-running series that became a mainstay of primetime viewing schedules in the UK and around the world. Casey starred in the series for 6 years notching up 29 episodes, all of which feature on the new 19-disc boxset MIDSOMER MURDERS: TROY’S CASEBOOK. Click on the audio […]

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  • Thirty-five years ago when BOB LARBEY’s latest sitcom with writing partner John Esmonde hit the small screen, he had no idea that over three decades later it would still hold such a fond place in the nation’s heart.   That sitcom, which became a British TV comedy classic, was THE GOOD LIFE. Starring Richard Briers as 40-year-old Tom Good and Felicity Kendal as his wife Barbara, the series follows the pair as they pack in […]

    Bob Larbey (writer) – The Good Life

    Thirty-five years ago when BOB LARBEY’s latest sitcom with writing partner John Esmonde hit the small screen, he had no idea that over three decades later it would still hold such a fond place in the nation’s heart.   That sitcom, which became a British TV comedy classic, was THE GOOD LIFE. Starring Richard Briers as 40-year-old Tom Good and Felicity Kendal as his wife Barbara, the series follows the pair as they pack in […]

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  • Inkheart director IAIN SOFTLEY chats to film journalist Jan Gilbert about his student days, medieval Italian towns, and working with Oscar-winner Helen Mirren. Iain Softley is one versatile director. He made his big-screen debut with the Beatles biopic Backbeat. Then came teen computer drama Hackers with Angelina Jolie, and Henry James adaptation The Wings Of The Dove starring Helena Bonham Carter. Next up was sci-fi movie K-PAX with Kevin Spacey, followed by supernatural thriller The […]

    Iain Softley (director) – Inkheart

    Inkheart director IAIN SOFTLEY chats to film journalist Jan Gilbert about his student days, medieval Italian towns, and working with Oscar-winner Helen Mirren. Iain Softley is one versatile director. He made his big-screen debut with the Beatles biopic Backbeat. Then came teen computer drama Hackers with Angelina Jolie, and Henry James adaptation The Wings Of The Dove starring Helena Bonham Carter. Next up was sci-fi movie K-PAX with Kevin Spacey, followed by supernatural thriller The […]

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