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Episode 68: Cillian Murphy

Did you know that Cillian Murphy used to be in a band that were once offered a 5 album record deal? Well you will hear him talk about that, but also how music has been a constant throughout his career, most notably in the creative way contemporary music has been used in the hugely successful TV series, Peaky Blinders. A real music fan who also adds music festival curator to his CV, I could have talked to Cillian for hours.

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Preview: Cillian Murphy

This man knows and loves his music. Very excited for you to hear this weeks episode in full with the fabulous Cillian Murphy. By the way how BRILLIANT is the new series of Peaky Blinders?

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Preview: David Heyman

I very much hope that this is the first of many with David, rich is his story telling and experience in the film world. This preview has a huge revelation about a huge Rock Star.

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Episode 66: Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton

Two wonderfully talented people who are very easy to talk to. Val and Jon very kindly gave up their time twice to allow us to record the podcast. Their new film, Battle of The Sexes, is glorious with important messages, fun with fantastic performances. We also talked about their break out movie, the phenomenally memorable Little Miss Sunshine and we had a surprise visit from Elizabeth Shue who plays Priscilla Riggs in the film. I hope you enjoy.

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Preview: Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton

It took 60 odd episodes for us to have a massive technical failure. I can’t thanks Val & Jon enough for giving us a second go at taking to them about their amazing work. I love them for this and for so many other things. Full ep coming soon.

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Episode 65: Paul McGuigan

Paul McGuigan has made the most wonderful film in ‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.’ He’s a director with incredible versatility, in both film and TV. His taste and collaboration with music in his work is top class. I loved talking with Paul.

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Episode 64: Yorgos Lanthimos

I’d go so far as to say that Yorgos Lanthimos has almost created his own genre of film! Sweeping statement I know but one that I fully believe to be true. Such an exciting talent and a wonderful generous man to talk to. I hope you enjoy this weeks episode. And go see The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, it’s fantastic.

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Preview: Yorgos Lanthimos

I love this mans film making. The Lobster was wonderful. Ahead of a brand new episode with Yorgos here he is reminded about a particular musical moment from The Lobster.

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Episode 63: Luca Guadagnino

Call Me By Your Name will win awards next year! It’s beautiful, tender, funny and Luca Guadagnino I think, has made one of the most stunning and honest love stories ever. I hope i’ve done some justice in trying to get to the heart of the importance of music in his films, as i’m such a huge fan.

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Preview: Luca Guadagnino

You simply must see ‘Call me By Your Name,’ the new film by Italian director Luca Gaudagnino. Ahead of this weeks full episode here is Luca talking about the music that opens his beautiful new film.

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Episode 62: Andy Serkis

I don’t think there is much Andy Serkis can’t do! His new film Breathe is out now and a real joy to watch, really complimented by the exceptional score composed by Nitin Sawhney. A treat, a total pleasure to have time to chat with Andy. Hope you enjoy

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Preview: Andy Serkis

He’s a man of many many talents. He’s now adding Director to that hugely successful list, as he prepares to release his first full length feature, ‘Breathe.’ Andy Serkis is our guest this week. Enjoy this short preview of the full episode, coming later this week.

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Episode 61: Michael Winterbottom

I don’t know why but I was a little bit nervous about chatting to Michael Winterbottom. Maybe just because i’m such a big fan. Those nerves were very quickly put to rest as Michael was a total joy to chat to. Warm, funny and so very talented, I hope you enjoy our chat.

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Episode 60: Tomas Alfredson

I had the pleasure of doing a few interviews with Tomas a few years back, around the release of Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy. A fantastic cast have congregated for his latest film, The Snowman and that includes composer Marco Beltrami. Great to catch up with Tomas.

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Preview: Tomas Alfredson

His new film, The Snowman, hits cinemas this Friday. I had a lovely time catching up with Tomas Alfredson ahead of it’s release. Here is a clip of him talking about his award winning previous film, Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy.

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Episode 58: Denis Villneuve

It’s fair to say I am a huge fan of Denis, it’s also fair to say he was the prefect choice to direct Blade Runner 2049. Here we talk about his long standing relationship with composer Johan Johansson but also how for this particular project, it was necessary to turn to the expertise of Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch.

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Episode 58: Nancy Myers

I still can’t quite believe we managed to get time with Nancy, who was here supporting the release of ‘Home Again,’ her daughters directorial debut. Having been oscar nominated for her screenwriting debut with Private Benjamin back in 1980, since then Nancy has been a pretty important part in Hollywood history. A dream to chat to, so warm, generous and fun. I hope you enjoy our chat.

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Preview: Nancy Meyers

She’s proper Hollywood royalty, can’t wait for you to hear the fabulous Nancy Meyers this week. Here is a little clip from the full episode, where she shares a wonderful honest story of what could have been a disaster for her award winning film Something’s Gotta Give.

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Episode 57: Philip Selway

For Philip Selway it’s always been a dream to compose a film soundtrack. The time has come with his debut for ‘Let Me Go.’ Thrilled that we got time with Philip to soundtracks and fitting it in with all his other work.

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Preview: Philip Selway

He’s in one of my favourite bands, released 2 solo albums and now he’s just completed his first film score. A joy. A pleasure to chat to Radioheads Philip Selway about Let Me Go.

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