There is a long interview in the online The Guardian's Observer magazine on Sunday 20th May (today) - not sure if it is the hard copy issue but suspect it may be. Also another interview online in the Financial Times a day or two ago...
Thanks for the heads up! The Observer doesn't share much more than Simm fans already know (that he likes good writers, such as Pinter!), but I always enjoy seeing John featured. The FT gave John much more (appreciated) voice.
I have to admit that, although I didn't say it in my initial comment over on the other thread, I did think that Ruth Gemmell's performance lacked a little warmth. I love the comment re. John bringing an 'engaging boyish quality to Jerry as well as sudden moments of panic and guilt' and that last scene is wonderful and heartbreaking at the same time.
He's a key witness. So could you treat him like a person, Phyllis. D'you remember "people"? You used to be one!
Enjoyed reading the review - . Doesn't John look so much like a bon vivant in that piccie!
Listened to Front Row. As always, love to hear John discuss his work! Mark Lawson could have done a tiny bit more homework, calling John a Yorkshire lad and didn't know the new title of the WInterbottom project. Do catch up Mark! : Other than that, very thorough. Ironic enough, praising the pauses in Pinter's play, did seem to zoom right through the interview.
Thanks edzel2 - some really good reviews there. Shame the Guardian one couldn't spell the title properly Think they've changed it now but bad form. I know an English graduate who'd kill for a job like that, and who can spell correctly!
Can anyone copy/paste the 2 Times reviews? Can't access them because I'm too cheap to pay ;D Thanks
Post by unturndownable on May 24, 2012 23:41:17 GMT
Thanks for all the links!!!
I try to be understanding when it comes to spelling, but the TITLE...! No, there's really no excuse. I also thought the review itself poorly written. Done in a hurry, perhaps? Like most things, these days... I swear, there seems to be a common consensus now that everything has to go soooo fast, but I think we're losing out because of it...