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DAVID RAIN: A SMALL REMEMBRANCE

Back at the end of 2010 I interviewed David Rain for the British Science Fiction Association’s Focus (no.54, 2011) – a magazine for writers. David was programme leader for the MA in Creative Writing at Middlesex University, which was at that … Continue reading

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ROWAN ATKINSON: REVIEWING THE SITUATION

As Rowan Atkinson returns to the stage in Oliver! Martin McGrath talks to him about his career, his relationship with Equity and how Cameron Mackintosh finally persuaded him to take the role of Fagin when he doesn’t like musicals and … Continue reading

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DAVID PROWSE: THE MAN IN BLACK

Martin McGrath talks to David Prowse on being Darth Vader and how performers should be careful think about protecting their future when they sign a contract, Continue reading

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MARK STIRTON: WRITER/DIRECTOR OF “THE PLANET”

Making any film is hard work. Making a film with just £8,000 is very hard work. Making a film with just £8,000 and setting it on an alien world filled with vast and deadly aliens is a labour that would make Hercules think twice. But doing it all in Scotland? Martin McGrath talks to Mark Stirton, creator of The Planet. Continue reading

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ON THE ART OF BURLESQUE

Often criticised by those who have never seen a performance Martin McGrath discovers that burlesque is not a dirty word when he talks to three performers about how they discovered their artform, their pride in their work and the controversy … Continue reading

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RONNIE CORBETT: NATURAL BORN STORYTELLER

After almost 60 years as an entertainer, Ronnie Corbett remains one of the most instantly recognisable faces on British television. Martin McGrath talks to him about life in the union, comedy and his only disagreemnet with Ronnie Barker. Continue reading

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