Ewen Bremner

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Creation myths: Alan McGee tells the real story of those wild Britpop years
The maverick label boss on why he didn’t let the truth get in the way of a good movie … and why he may owe an apology to Tony Blair

Vanessa Thorpe

20, Mar, 2021 @8:30 PM

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Creation Stories review – generic biopic of record label supremo Alan McGee
Ewen Bremner stars as the fiery Scots label boss in this cliche-ridden drama co-written by Irvine Welsh

Simran Hans

20, Mar, 2021 @3:00 PM

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'It's all psychedelic!' The film about Alan McGee's rocking, rolling life
He launched Oasis and Primal Scream, then practiced occult magic in Wales. Nick Moran and Ewen Bremner explain how they recreated McGee’s life for biopic Creation Stories

John Harris

18, Mar, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Creation Stories review – mythmaking and megalomania in likable Alan McGee biopic
Irvine Welsh’s cracking adaption of an autobiography by the ‘President of Pop’ flashes from My Bloody Valentine to his discovery of Oasis

Cath Clarke

18, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Ewen Bremner: 'They should let Irvine Welsh script the Tiger King movie'
The Trainspotting actor discusses his Netflix indulgences, his role in Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer – and how he hasn’t owned a TV for 25 years

As told to Rich Pelley

09, Jun, 2020 @8:45 AM

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Ewen Bremner webchat – your questions answered on Trainspotting, Wonder Woman and sunglasses
The actor who played Trainspotting’s lovable loser Spud answered questions on everything from working with Harmony Korine and Mike Leigh, his favourite Pixar movie and why he still takes pleasure in other people’s leisure

05, Jun, 2017 @1:08 PM

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Wonder Woman review – a gloriously badass breath of fresh air
Gal Gadot’s Amazonian warrior princess reinvigorates the superhero genre with a shockwave of fun

Wendy Ide

04, Jun, 2017 @7:00 AM

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T2 Trainspotting review – still in a class A of their own
Danny Boyle’s long-awaited sequel to the era-defining Trainspotting is a vibrant and welcome reunion

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

29, Jan, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Trainspotting review – still a cinematic drug of choice
A rerelease of the 1996 box-office smash finds its tale of Edinburgh heroin addicts looking remarkably fresh faced despite the advancing years

Wendy Ide

15, Jan, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Trainspotting review – Danny Boyle's classic holds up terrifically well
This supercharged 1996 story of drugs, violence and growing up has lost none of its edge ahead of the release of sequel T2

Peter Bradshaw

12, Jan, 2017 @10:45 PM

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Robert Carlyle: 'I took out two teeth and suddenly Begbie came back to life'
The return of Trainspotting’s psychopathic antihero in sequel T2 has reignited old friendships for Robert Carlyle. He talks pushing buttons, Brexit blues and the benefits of getting older

Danny Leigh

08, Jan, 2017 @4:00 PM

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Five things we learned from the first full trailer for T2: Trainspotting
Do the drugs still work – if so, which ones? Hooray, Kelly Macdonald is still in it, Begbie is, thankfully, still angry and who’s not been using moisturiser?

Ben Child

03, Nov, 2016 @12:11 PM

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