Drama 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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  • BRADLEY COOPER, star of The Hangover, headlines his first big solo movie LIMITLESS, an awesome action thriller about a failed writer whose life is turned round by the top-secret drug NZT which allows him to access all areas of his brain. Cooper talks about acting opposite Robert De Niro, getting up to speed to play Eddie Morra, and how making a movie’s like running a marathon. **LIMITLESS is in cinemas from 23 March. MMM: You’ve enjoyed huge success […]

    Bradley Cooper – Limitless

    BRADLEY COOPER, star of The Hangover, headlines his first big solo movie LIMITLESS, an awesome action thriller about a failed writer whose life is turned round by the top-secret drug NZT which allows him to access all areas of his brain. Cooper talks about acting opposite Robert De Niro, getting up to speed to play Eddie Morra, and how making a movie’s like running a marathon. **LIMITLESS is in cinemas from 23 March. MMM: You’ve enjoyed huge success […]

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  • AFRICA UNITED follows the story of five young friends as they travel from Rwanda to South Africa so that football mad Fabrice can take part in the World Cup Opening Ceremony. The film’s been compared to Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire and raises some of the tough issues facing Africa today with a lightness of touch. Freelance film journalist Jan Gilbert interviews two of the film’s young stars: Sherrie Silver, who plays child prostitute Celeste, and […]

    Sherrie Silver & Roger Nsengiyumva – Africa United

    AFRICA UNITED follows the story of five young friends as they travel from Rwanda to South Africa so that football mad Fabrice can take part in the World Cup Opening Ceremony. The film’s been compared to Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire and raises some of the tough issues facing Africa today with a lightness of touch. Freelance film journalist Jan Gilbert interviews two of the film’s young stars: Sherrie Silver, who plays child prostitute Celeste, and […]

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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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  • JAKE GYLLENHAAL chats about nude scenes, reticent drugs reps, and working with Anne Hathaway on his latest movie Love and Other Drugs. MMM: What was the main appeal of Love & Other Drugs for you? Gyllenhaal: I just think there comes a time in different people’s lives where they say, ‘Do I have real love? Do I want real love? What is real love?’ When I read the script I happened to be in a […]

    Jake Gyllenhaal – Love and Other Drugs

    JAKE GYLLENHAAL chats about nude scenes, reticent drugs reps, and working with Anne Hathaway on his latest movie Love and Other Drugs. MMM: What was the main appeal of Love & Other Drugs for you? Gyllenhaal: I just think there comes a time in different people’s lives where they say, ‘Do I have real love? Do I want real love? What is real love?’ When I read the script I happened to be in a […]

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  • ANNE HATHAWAY talks about nude scenes, getting confrontational, and the emotional toll of playing a character with early-onset Parkinson’s Disease in her latest film Love And Other Drugs. MMM: What was the main appeal of Love & Other Drugs for you? Hathaway: I really believed Jamie and Maggie’s love on the page and I’d had such a wonderful time working with Jake on Brokeback Mountain I believed that we could get there again, hopefully with […]

    Anne Hathaway – Love and Other Drugs

    ANNE HATHAWAY talks about nude scenes, getting confrontational, and the emotional toll of playing a character with early-onset Parkinson’s Disease in her latest film Love And Other Drugs. MMM: What was the main appeal of Love & Other Drugs for you? Hathaway: I really believed Jamie and Maggie’s love on the page and I’d had such a wonderful time working with Jake on Brokeback Mountain I believed that we could get there again, hopefully with […]

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  • In his latest film, The Way Back, COLIN FARRELL plays a Russian criminal who escapes from a Siberian Gulag during the Second World War. Inspired by a true story, the film is director Peter Weir’s first since 2003’s Master and Commander. Here Farrell talks about criminal tattoos, practising patience, and the challenges of filming in freezing conditions. MMM: What was the appeal of playing Valka? Farrell: I’d probably say the most exciting prospect of working […]

    Colin Farrell – The Way Back

    In his latest film, The Way Back, COLIN FARRELL plays a Russian criminal who escapes from a Siberian Gulag during the Second World War. Inspired by a true story, the film is director Peter Weir’s first since 2003’s Master and Commander. Here Farrell talks about criminal tattoos, practising patience, and the challenges of filming in freezing conditions. MMM: What was the appeal of playing Valka? Farrell: I’d probably say the most exciting prospect of working […]

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  • SAOIRSE RONAN stars in director Peter Weir’s latest film The Way Back, the story of a group of men who escape from a Siberian Gulag in 1940. Ronan chats about running on ice, Polish accents, and food poisoning on location. MMM: You joined the rest of the cast after they’d started filming, just as your character Irena joins the Gulag escapees part way through their journey. What was that like for you as an actress? […]

    Saoirse Ronan – The Way Back

    SAOIRSE RONAN stars in director Peter Weir’s latest film The Way Back, the story of a group of men who escape from a Siberian Gulag in 1940. Ronan chats about running on ice, Polish accents, and food poisoning on location. MMM: You joined the rest of the cast after they’d started filming, just as your character Irena joins the Gulag escapees part way through their journey. What was that like for you as an actress? […]

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  • It’s been a busy old year at the box office. Alice has been to Wonderland, Nanny McPhee returned with a bang, the toys told their story in 3D, Scott Pilgrim went up against the world, some schmucks got together for dinner, and people networked socially. With so many films to pick from it can’t have been easy for the UK’s regional film critics to choose their highlights of 2010. But choose they did, and the […]

    Richard Attenborough Film Awards 2010 – And the winner is…

    It’s been a busy old year at the box office. Alice has been to Wonderland, Nanny McPhee returned with a bang, the toys told their story in 3D, Scott Pilgrim went up against the world, some schmucks got together for dinner, and people networked socially. With so many films to pick from it can’t have been easy for the UK’s regional film critics to choose their highlights of 2010. But choose they did, and 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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