As well know, Sherlock is now a global phenomenon and its star, Benedict Cumberbatch, has been propelled into the stratosphere because of it. It’s a wonder that any of the main players have any time to do Sherlock these days, but it’s great that they do – it’s one of those real event TV moments. Anyway, on the eve of the new series, we managed to get hold of an interview with Benedict Cumberbatch, which you can read after the jump.
As you’re all no doubt aware by now, Toby Jones is one of this country’s finest and most adaptable actors, but he’s at his best – I think – when he playing men who are conflicted somehow, perhaps slightly timid and unable to express emotions. There’s something about Jones’s furrowed browd and hangdog look. He appear alongside Andrea Riseborough and Kim Cattrall in Sarah Phelps’ The Witness For The Prosecution, and he’s wonderful. I managed to get hold of an interview with Toby, which is after the jump.
Ever since I saw her in The Devil’s Whore, I was kind of transfixed by Andrea Riseborough. Since then she has gone on to become one of this country’s best and most unheralded actresses. I had the pleasure of interviewing her for that series, and she was lovely, opinionated and had a certain energy about her that marked out as one to watch. Ever since then she’s picked really interesting projects and, in this site’s case, I’ve been thrilled that she’s put in some amazing performances in not one crime drama (National Treasure) but two: Sarah Phelps’ latest superb Agatha Christie adaptation, The Witness For The Prosecution. I managed to get hold of interview with Andrea, which is after the jump.
Boxing Day heralds a real festive treat – another Sarah Phelps adaptation of an Agatha Christie story. Last year Phelps created an impossibly enjoyable and tense re-telling of And The There Were None, and now this year it’s the turn of a Christie short story to get the Phelps treatment. As ever, there’s a stellar cast attached (Toby Jones, Andrea Riseborough and Kim Cattrall among others) and the setting of louche 1920s London is beautifully realised. We managed to get hold of an interview with Kim Cattrall – who’ brilliant, again – and you read it after the jump.
This week sees the start of a new, three-part crime drama on BBC1, which tells the real-life story of serial killer from the 1940s and 50s, John Christie. Reconciled after living apart for nine years, John Reginald Christie (Tim Roth) and his wife, Ethel (Samantha Morton), move into the ground floor flat of 10 Rillington Place, West London. The adjustment to a new life, in a small, rundown property, is particularly felt by Ethel but she strives to please her husband. Ten years on, Timothy Evans (Nico Mirallegro) and his wife Beryl (Jodie Comer) move into a flat upstairs and fall prey to Christie’s influence and tales. When Beryl becomes pregnant with a second child, already struggling to make ends meet following the birth of baby Geraldine, the Evans allow Christie to help them with deadly consequences for the young newlyweds. We managed to get hold of an interview with Tim, which you can read after the jump.
Next week sees the return of the Williams brothers’ The Missing, a new story that follows 2014’s harrowing six-parter starring James Nesbitt, Frances O’Connor and Tchéky Karyo. Karyo returns for this second series, but the new parents plunged into heartbreak this time around are Keeley Hawes and David Morrissey. We managed to get hold of an interview with Morrissey (David, not the guy out of The Smiths), which you can read after the jump.
In the second interview for our Dexter 10th anniversary special, which was lifted from the site I used to edit (TV Scoop, now defunct), here’s Jennifer Carpenter, who played Dexter’s long-suffering sister, Debs. She was excellent in the role, a perfect fit, and to sit down with her back in 2009 was a real treat – I remember her being warm and huge amounts of fun, often erupting into fits of laughter. Her interview is after the jump.