Articles Tagged 'South By Southwest 2012'

The Brit List: Interview with Kevin Macdonald on Bob Marley at SXSW

Previously, Kevin Macdonald spoke with us about his new Bob Marley documentary simply titled Marley. But The Last King of Scotland director also appeared at this year’s South By Southwest in Texas, where the film made its debut. “He’s such an icon,” Macdonald told The Brit List, “but nobody seemed to ask, ‘What was he […]

The Brit List: Interview with Hollie Cook at SXSW

Reggae artist Hollie Cook has deep roots in the punk scene – she was a member of the reformed Slits after leaving performing arts school. And she just so happens to be the daughter of Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook, who immersed her in London’s live music circuit from a young age. Cook performed at […]

The Brit List: Minnie Driver: ‘A Bad Accent In a Film Makes Me Enraged’

London-born actress Minnie Driver tried on a Welsh accent to play a drama teacher who encourages her students to put on a rock ‘n’ roll musical version of The Tempest in the ’70s-set film Hunky Dory, which premiered at South By Southwest. And she apparently worked very hard to perfect her straight-outta-Swansea inflections, as she […]

WATCH: The Staves Perform ‘Winter Trees’ at SXSW, Chat with Brit List

The folk trio The Staves — composed of sisters Emily, Jessica, and Camilla Staveley-Taylor — often draw comparisons to Laura Marling with their woolen harmonies and elegant acoustic sound. They were among the UK bands who packed in audiences at this year’s South By Southwest, and Lindsay Davis, reporting for The Brit List, chatted with […]

WATCH: ‘Doctor Who’ EP Steven Moffat Talks Season 7, Twitter at SXSW

Before the new addition to the Doctor Who cast was announced, the show’s lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat appeared at South By Southwest in sweltering Austin, Texas, where he chatted with Anglophenia’s Jon Sarlin about why Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) have been so successful as companions and their future in […]

WATCH: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum on Faking Accents, Baring It All Like Fassbender

At a 21 Jump Street event before South By Southwest, Anglophenia’s Jon Sarlin chatted with the film’s men in uniform, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, about faking British accents in their movies (Jonah does a killer Irish one here), Jonah’s recent BAFTA nomination, and the British actors they’d love to work with. And, yes, Jonah […]