Interview: Paddy Considine, The Suspicions Of Mr Whicher

Paddy Considine is one of my favourite actors, hands down. Ever since I saw Dead Man’s Shoes – possibly the darkest film I’ve seen – I was sold on him. Some have called him the British De Niro and I can see the sense in that. Considine is an expert at portraying that inner rage,…

Review: Chasing Shadows (S1 1/4), Thursday 5th September, ITV

Reece Shearsmith – an excellent writer and character actor best known for his work with The League of Gentlemen team – has branched out into crime drama recently. In The Widower he played true-life serial killer Malcolm Webster and did a good job. Here, in this new four-part procedural, he plays DS Sean Stone – a…

Matthew McConaughey lampoons his True Detective character in new car advert

For all its drawling philosophising, underwritten female parts and huge pretension, I loved True Detective like nothing I’ve seen in the past few years. At the heart of this devotion was the performances of subsequent Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, but my devotion wasn’t matched by everyone. Some couldn’t stand it and characters…