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Tim Bevan and Jonathan Dennis talk casually about the Film Show.

Bevan discusses his background in the South Island, his time at the National Film Unit (NFU) and as a props person on Close to Home. Discusses his time working in the UK, mentions working with John Cleese, and director Charley Chriton. Talks about making music videos in England. Discusses the origins of his first feature My Beautiful Laundrette and mentions Four Weddings and a Funeral. Discusses the role of the producer, and working with Tim Robbins on Dead Man Walking.

Talks about taking ‘creative risks’ with particular reference to Elizabeth and actress Cate Blanchet. Discusses his ongoing relationships with directors he has worked with such as the Coen Brothers and Tim Robbins.

Talks about High Low Country and Notting Hill, two of his most recent films. Concludes by briefly discussing his personal life.

Broadcast 03/02/1999.

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Year 1999

Reference number A0448

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

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