“SOME say heroes are born. Others…they’re made.”
Beowulf: Return To The Shieldlands begins on ITV at 7pm next Sunday (Jan 3).
Kieran Bew leading a huge cast as the title character in this epic 12-part series.
I was lucky enough to spend a few days on location earlier this year with Kieran and co in County Durham / Weardale.
Interviewing both the cast and those behind the camera for ITV’s Production Notes.
With other interviews completed later in the year including William Hurt, who plays Hrothgar.
And honoured to host the on stage Q&A after the first episode, directed by Jon East, was screened at BAFTA in London in December.
“IT must be a horrible feeling to trust someone and then find out they weren’t who they said they were.”
Sheridan Smith talking to me about her role as Jo Gillespie in new three-part drama Black Work.
It’s always a pleasure to speak to Sheridan and this latest encounter came just after she had been to Buckingham Palace to collect her OBE from Prince William:
“An unforgettable day. Absolutely magical, like a dream. I will never, ever, forget it.”
HE is, without a shadow of a doubt, the scariest man on TV.
The Shadow Line’s James Gatehouse, played by Stephen Rea.
Closely followed in the chilling stakes by Rafe Spall’s portrayal of Jay Wratten.
And next Thursday we meet a third contender – Peter Glickman (Antony Sher).
Full of ticking menace in a Dublin clock shop.