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Jack O’Connell: ‘Eventually the wheels come off, everything explodes’
Actor Jack O’Connell is known for going to physical extremes to show the vulnerability of violent men. But what does masculinity really mean to him? Eva Wiseman finds out

Eva Wiseman

05, Sep, 2021 @5:46 PM

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'Mike Leigh's office almost went up in flames': casting directors tell all
As Bafta rewards scripted casting for the first time, those doing the choosing talk us through the process – from being flashed at in auditions to chasing would-be stars around with a tenner

Interviews by Ann Lee

15, Jul, 2020 @11:59 AM

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This Is England: beloved UK drama is the tonic Australia needs right now
Moving and delightful, there’s so much heart in this film and TV series that it feels like a testament to human resilience

Katie Cunningham

31, Mar, 2020 @4:30 PM

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The 100 best TV shows of the 21st century
Where’s Mad Men? How did The Sopranos do? Does The Crown triumph? Can anyone remember Lost? And will Downton Abbey even figure? Find out here – and have your say

Kate Abbott, Hannah J Davies, Gwilym Mumford, Phil Harrison and Jack Seale

16, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Race against the clock: why is so much TV jumping through time?
From Deutschland 86 to The Crown, shows are fast-forwarding through the recent past to keep us on our toes – and the action politically explosive

Mark Lawson

08, Mar, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Streamadelica: the 30 best box sets to watch before you die
From seminal crime sagas and grim comedies to deep dramas and meta humour, here’s our writers’ guide to the best streamable shows right now

Hannah J Davies, Paul Flynn , Stuart Heritage, Julia Raeside and Jack Seale

26, Jan, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Preacher's Joe Gilgun: 'I don’t want to be a sexy vampire'
The This is England actor is back as the alcoholic vampire Cassidy in the second series of Seth Rogen’s comic-book adaptation. He talks to Lanre Bakare

Interview by Lanre Bakare

23, Jun, 2017 @10:00 AM

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Johnny Harris on Jawbone: ‘The film was always going to be about boxing and addiction’
Having made his name playing menacing monsters in This is England and London to Brighton, the actor has written a raw drama starring Ray Winstone and Ian McShane, inspired by his earlier life

Danny Leigh

04, May, 2017 @5:36 PM

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Vicky McClure webchat – your questions answered on fry ups, Motown and Shane Meadows
The Line of Duty star discusses improvisation, Notts County and mucking about with the cast of This Is England

27, Jan, 2017 @1:55 PM

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Stephen Graham: TV's most terrifying – and mesmerising – hardnut
He’s famous for playing dangerous sociopaths, from This is England’s Combo to Al Capone. But for his newest role, Stephen Graham is finally tackling the bad guys. He talks crime, cutbacks and making his prisoner uncle cry

Gabriel Tate

16, Aug, 2016 @3:43 PM

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Mad Men to Seinfeld – TV's most criminally overrated shows
Mad Men? Pretentious time-suck soap. Friends? Six haircuts and no laughs. This Is England? Am-dram. Seinfeld? Thinner than bubblegum. Guardian writers debunk sacred cows of the small screen

Guardian staff

26, Jul, 2016 @1:21 PM

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Vicky McClure: ‘Nothing I do will ever top working with Shane Meadows’
She is plain spoken, reluctantly glamorous and shaping up as Britain’s best screen actor. Vicky McClure talks to Megan Conner

Megan Conner

17, Jul, 2016 @7:00 AM

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