Category Archives: Actors

ACT#007 – Denzel Washington

Welcome to our latest podcast that has a slightly revised format, we hope you like it. This is our latest actor special and this time we take a look at the work of Denzel Washington.

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 29: Actors Kevin Spacey (L) and Denzel Washington speak during The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26592_014 (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images ) *** Local Caption *** Kevin Spacey, Denzel Washington

Born 28th December 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York, Denzel has 56 acting credits to his name on IMDB and these have garnished numerous awards and nominations. Included in these nominations are seven academy award nominations and Denzel won Best Supporting Actor in 1989 for Glory and the Best Actor award for Training Day in 2001.

The main film under discussion is his most recent film, the critically acclaimed Fences, but a whole raft of his other films crop up in the discussion.
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ACT#006 – Gary Oldman

In today’s podcast special we take a look at the British Actor, Gary Oldman. Born 21st March 1958 in London, Gary Oldman has 89 acting credits to his name on IMDB, taking in film, TV and video games. These productions, in turn, have provided him with 47 award nominations so far, winning 26.

The films being discussed today are:

Robert   – Sid And Nancy (1986)
Marc       – The Firm (1989)
Paul         – State of Grace (1990)
Michael – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
All             – Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

Our next main podcast will take a look at the cinema release of Fences and the classic film will be Glory, both starring Denzel Washington. Following on from that will be our next special which will be another actor special looking at Denzel Washington’s body of work.

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ACT#005 – Amy Adams

Hello and welcome to our latest actor special, this time taking a look at the work of Amy Adams.

Born 20th August 1974 in Italy to an American service family, Amy has 55 acting credits to her name. These productions, in turn, have provided her with much critical acclaim and she has, so far, amassed 136 Award Nominations, winning 43, including:

• Five Academy Award Nominations (4 Best Supporting Actress and 1 Best Actress)
• Five BAFTA Award Nominations (3 Best Actress in a Supporting Role and 2 Best Actress in a Leading Role)
• Six Golden Globe Awards (3 Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture and 3 Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy – with two wins in the latter category for American Hustle in 2014 and Big Eyes in 2015)

With two films out in recent weeks, namely Nocturnal Animals and Arrival, that have garnered much critical praise, more award nominations and wins can only be around the corner.

Our next main podcast will take a look at Rogue One: A Star Wars Story along with a general discussion of festive movies.
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ACT#004 – Clint Eastwood

In the fourth edition of our actor specials, which is Robert’s pick, we take a look at the work of Clint Eastwood.  Born on 31st May 1930, Clint Eastwood has enjoyed over sixty years in television and film, and is still going strong.  As always, each of the team took a film (or trilogy!) to look at, as well as one group film.

A3FX0T UNFORGIVEN 1992 Warner film with Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman
A3FX0T UNFORGIVEN 1992 Warner film with Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman

The films chosen by Robert are as follows:

Michael The Dollars Trilogy – A Fistful of Dollars (1964) / For a Few Dollars More (1965) / The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966)
Paul Dirty Harry (1971)
Robert Unforgiven (1992)
Marc Gran Torino (2008)
Group Where Eagles Dare (1968)

Our next main podcast should follow next week and looks at The Boy, Black Mass andThe Italian Job.

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ACT#003 – Robert Shaw

The subject of the third episode in the actor strain of special podcasts, Robert Shaw, was nominated by Paul. Born in 1927 in Lancashire in the United Kingdom, Shaw had a career that lasted 31 years despite his untimely death at the age of 51 in August 1978 from a heart attack.

 

F6F0NN Film Title:  JAWS.  DIRECTOR:   Steven Spielberg STUDIO:  UNIVERSAL PICTURES.  PLOT:   From the best selling novel by Peter Benchley:   When a  Great White Shark terrorizes a popular Massachusetts resort during the summer tourist season, three unlikely partners team up to hunt down the rogue fish.  They are the new chief of police recently relocated from New York (Roy Scheider), a young university-educated oceanographer (Richard Dreyfuss), and a master fisherman, Quint (Robert Shaw), an eccentric, grizzled shark-hunter. Winner of 3 Academy Awards:  Best Sound, Best Original Score, Best Film Ed
F6F0NN Film Title: JAWS. DIRECTOR: Steven Spielberg STUDIO: UNIVERSAL PICTURES. PLOT: From the best selling novel by Peter Benchley: When a Great White Shark terrorizes a popular Massachusetts resort during the summer tourist season, three unlikely partners team up to hunt down the rogue fish. They are the new chief of police recently relocated from New York (Roy Scheider), a young university-educated oceanographer (Richard Dreyfuss), and a master fisherman, Quint (Robert Shaw), an eccentric, grizzled shark-hunter. Winner of 3 Academy Awards: Best Sound, Best Original Score, Best Film Ed

The films chosen by Paul for us to watch were as follows:

Robert A Man For All Seasons (1966) / Battle of the Bulge (1965)
Michael The Sting (1973)
Marc The Taking of Pelham One-Two-Three (1974)
Paul Jaws (1975)
Group The Caretaker (1963) / From Russia With Love (1963)

Our next main podcast will look at The Boy, The Martian and The General.
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ACT#002 – James Stewart

The subject of this second episode in the actor strain of special podcasts, James Stewart, was nominated by Michael. Born in 1908 in Indiana Pennsylvania, James Stewart enjoyed a career that lasted 57 years and appeared in 98 films as well as 3 credits as a director. As well as his acting career, he also saw service in the USAAF during World War II and continued to be associated with the reserves until 1959, when he left with the rank of Brigadier General. James Stewart died in 1997 at the age of 89.

BNPPP2 JAMES STEWART REAR WINDOW; (1954)
BNPPP2 JAMES STEWART REAR WINDOW; (1954)

Michael chose a film for each of the podcast crew to review, plus one for us all to watch. These films are as follows:

Michael Harvey (1950)
Paul Rear Window (1954)
Robert The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Marc Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Group It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

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Our next main podcast will look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Pixels and Flash Gordon.
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ACT#001 – Richard Attenborough

This is the first episode in a new series of podcast extras looking at acting greats.  Richard Attenborough takes centre stage for this episode and, with a film career spanning over seventy years, including 78 credits as an actor, 12 credits as a director and 13 credits as a producer, he was the ideal candidate to be first in the spotlight.

Marc nominated Richard Attenborough for this first episode and handed out a film each to be viewed along individually along with one title for the whole group to view.  The films for this episode were:

Michael Eight O’Clock Walk
Marc The Man Upstairs
Robert The League of Gentlemen
Paul 10 Rillington Place
Group Brighton Rock

The next main podcast is due to be recorded next week and will feature Straight Outta Compton as the main release, the home release is Far From The Madding Crowd and the classic movie is Weird Science.  The next podcast extra due to be recorded is the second episode of the foundation film series and will be a celebration of Jaws, which is in its 40th anniversary year.

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