Michael Winterbottom

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Steve Coogan on making 24 Hour Party People: ‘I did my climactic speech – then took half an E’
‘We re-created the Haçienda nightclub in a Manchester warehouse,’ says the film’s director, Michael Winterbottom. ‘It was chaos – people were crying because they were so nostalgic’

Interviews by Phil Hoad

06, Feb, 2023 @2:26 PM

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The week in TV: This England; Make Me Prime Minister; Inside Man; Industry
Is Boris Johnson just way too nice in Sky’s exhaustive pandemic drama? Will Jackie Weaver be the next PM? And can Stanley Tucci save Steven Moffat’s psychopath thriller?

Barbara Ellen

02, Oct, 2022 @8:30 AM

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This England review – so sympathetic to Boris Johnson it is absolutely bananas
Kenneth Branagh’s impression of the former coward-in-chief is spot on, but Michael Winterbottom’s Covid drama is leaden, artless and a disservice to all those who died

Lucy Mangan

28, Sep, 2022 @9:25 PM

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TV tonight: Kenneth Branagh as Boris Johnson is television at its most triggering
Michael Winterbottom’s pandemic drama is sickeningly accurate. Plus: risky business for Catherine in the season finale of The Great. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Graeme Virtue, Phil Harrison, Ali Catterall and Simon Wardell

28, Sep, 2022 @5:20 AM

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Kenneth Branagh is Boris Johnson! Brace yourself to relive the pandemic with This England
Care home deaths, Barnard Castle, cover-ups – the story of the PM’s handling of the Covid outbreak is ripe for drama. But is Michael Winterbottom’s tale just too sympathetic?

Zoe Williams

16, Sep, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Kenneth Branagh as Boris Johnson revealed in This England teaser
Sky Atlantic series follows PM’s tumultuous first months in No 10 as he grapples with pandemic

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

18, May, 2022 @5:46 PM

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Eleven Days in May review – unflinching homage to children killed in Gaza last year
Mohammed Sawwaf and Michael Winterbottom’s documentary takes a deeply personal approach to the young lives lost in May’s bombings

Wendy Ide

08, May, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Eleven Days in May review – heart-wrenching documentary on the grimness of life in Gaza
Michael Winterbottom’s film focuses on human cost of 11 days of bombing that killed more than 60 Palestinian children

Peter Bradshaw

04, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘We ought to be shocked’: Michael Winterbottom’s unflinching film honouring Gaza’s dead children
Eleven Days in May tells the stories of the youngest victims of last year’s conflict with Israel. Its directors hope its simplicity will drive home the reality of war

Catherine Shoard

28, Apr, 2022 @3:05 PM

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Michael Winterbottom to bring Boris Johnson's handling of Covid-19 to TV
‘There are rare moments in history when leaders find their private lives uniquely connected to national events’ say producers

Hannah J Davies

26, Jun, 2020 @1:30 PM

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'I barely breathed': Tilda Swinton, Emma Thompson, Steve McQueen and more on their most memorable moments at the movies
From transformative nights in the grubbiest of fleapits to spellbinding screenings under the stars, film-makers and critics recall the communal thrill of going to the cinema

15, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Greed review – Steve Coogan entertains in broad satire
A rambunctious caricature of Philip Green

Wendy Ide

23, Feb, 2020 @5:30 AM

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