Articles Tagged 'Tom Brook'

Meryl Streep on Getting Margaret Thatcher Right

Meryl Streep’s long-awaited screen portrayal of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady arrives in U.S. cinemas Friday (Dec. 30) amid widespread predictions that it will bring the veteran American actress her 17th Oscar nomination. Advance reviews of Streep’s performance have been almost universally positive, with critics praising her for the accuracy […]

Stephen Merchant: ‘You Can’t Have a President Called Newt!’

Ricky Gervais‘s long-time collaborator Stephen Merchant is in New York this week with his first ever stand-up comedy tour, Stephen Merchant Live: Hello Ladies. Before his first performance at Manhattan’s Town Hall this week he sat down with me to talk about the major events of 2012, the U.S. presidential race…and whether or not he thinks […]

From Toronto: Clive Owen Clashes with Jason Statham in ‘Killer Elite’

Britain’s ever-reliable Clive Owen definitely holds his own when he stars opposite Jason Statham in the new action spy thriller Killer Elite, which has just has its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. Owen plays a British soldier/assassin out to thwart a mission led by a special-ops agent, portrayed by Statham, to kill three […]

WATCH: Robert Redford May Take Sundance to London

Through the Sundance Channel, Robert Redford has already established the Sundance brand internationally. Now the Oscar-winning director says he wants to take Sundance directly to Britain. He’s been exploring an arena for what he said would involve bringing “American stories to London…”

WATCH: Actress Lesley Manville Talks Possible U.S. Career

Britain’s Lesley Manville will be in New York tonight (January 11) to pick up a prestigious Best Actress award from the National Board of Review for her role in Mike Leigh’s latest picture Another Year. There is also talk she may secure an Oscar nomination. Manville — who’s had a long career in Britain on […]

WATCH: Full James Taylor Interview About John Lennon

In a story we posted earlier, singer/songwriter James Taylor has recalled his own frightening encounter with John Lennon‘s killer, Mark David Chapman, just a day before the Beatle’s murder 30 years ago today. Here’s the full 20-minute video interview with BBC’s Tom Brook in which Taylor also talks at length about Lennon’s legacy and influence.

LISTEN: Tom Brook’s 1980 News Report on Lennon’s Murder

On that fateful day 30 years ago, BBC’s Tom Brook was the first British journalist to report live from the scene of John Lennon‘s murder outside his New York home. Brook writes: “On the evening of December 8th 1980, I was a young inexperienced journalist living in New York who’d recently arrived from London. I […]

James Taylor: I Met Lennon’s Killer Day Before The Murder

In an interview with BBC’s Tom Brook, singer/songwriter James Taylor reveals how he met John Lennon‘s assassin Mark David Chapman the day before the murder on December 8, 1980. “His assassin had buttonholed me in the tube station…He pinned me to the wall, glistening with maniacal sweat, and tried to talk in some freak speech […]

Talking Movies: Interview with Tilda Swinton

BBC Talking Movies host and Anglophenia contributor Tom Brook has just returned from the Sundance Film Festival, where he sat down with Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton. She has a new film coming out called I Am Love, in which she portrays a Russian woman who has married into an elegant upper-middle-class Italian family. Deep melodrama […]

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