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We speak to an Oscar winner and a grime star this week, in the latest Backstage - the TV and film podcast from Sky News.Claire Gregory is joined as usual by Stevie Wong, alongside Sky News' arts and entertainment reporter Chris Robertson, as they look at the latest news and reviews in the world of film and TV.The team discuss Netflix's Tudum event, and all the new releases, trailers and sneak peaks that came with it, as well as delving into HBO's latest big money project - The Last Of Us.They also look at Avatar's reclamation of the global box office top spot, and some creepy horror film marketing this week after a number of odd individuals were spotted at baseball games in the US.Oscar-winning superstar Jeff Bridges chats to Backstage about his latest project The Old Man, where he plays a washed-up CIA operative on the run (listen to the end for the full interview!) and Big Narstie discusses the rise of grime and drill music ahead of the launch of new show Jungle.This week we review Kenneth Brannagh's This England, where he plays Boris Johnson in Sky's new COVID-19 drama, as well as sandwich shop comedy The Bear.And how could we let the new Hocus Pocus pass us by - find out if the team enjoyed the spooky Sanderson sisters sequel, 29 years on from the blockbusting original, as they run amuck, amuck, amuck!
This week's Backstage podcast from Sky News is chock-full of interviews and reviews.Host Claire Gregory is joined once more by regular Hollywood insider Stevie Wong, alongside Sky News' arts and entertainment reporter Bethany Minelle.The team discuss one of the buzziest stories of the week - the now-famous queue that stretched through London to see the Queen lying-in-state last week - which came with some daytime-TV-related controversy, as well as looking at the power of podcasts, after the news that true crime show Serial was credited with getting Adnan Syed released from prison this week.This week's big interview comes from the cast of new Star Wars show Andor, with producer Chris Robertson chatting to its star Diego Luna, and new (very well-dressed!) baddies Kyle Soller and Denise Gough.The team get stuck into Netflix thriller Athena - a French-language film which starts with a literal riot. Stevie chats to director Romain Gavras about his new project and gets the bottom of how many takes it took to shoot a one-shot, 15-minute-long fight sequence.Steven Moffat's new show Inside Man with David Tennant and Stanley Tucci also gets the Backstage treatment - a story that features a quaint English parish, and a murderer on death row.Claire also chats with Lena Dunham and Andrew Scott about new starry comedy Catherine Called Birdy - listen to see what advice Scott had for her when it comes to pursuing her high school crush, Keanu Reeves.
The team this week reflect on their memories of the Queen's impact on film and TV, after her death last week.From Claire Foy and Olivia Colman in The Crown, to Her Majesty "skydiving" into the Olympic Stadium in 2012 - listen to what moments they picked out.In other entertainment news, Claire Gregory is back from her trip to the Toronto International Film Festival, and will update regular pundit Stevie Wong and Sky News's arts and entertainment correspondent Katie Spencer on what else she got up to - including speaking with Steve Coogan.It has been a big week for Hollywood, with a raft of new film and TV announcements from Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and 20th Century Studios after Disney's biennial convention last weekend - including cast announcements for The Thunderbolts and a first look at the live action Little Mermaid film.It was also the Emmy's this week, with Succession the night's big winner, alongside fan favourites Ted Lasso and The White Lotus - the team break down what happened on TV's biggest night.Plus - Katie regales her red carpet chat with Hollywood megastars George Clooney and Julia Roberts, who are in new film Ticket to Paradise - with Mr Clooney offering new prime minister Liz Truss some words of encouragement.
This episode of Backstage was recorded before the death of Queen Elizabeth II was announced.This week, Claire Gregory is in Toronto and is joined on the podcast by regular pundit Stevie Wong, as well as Sky's arts and entertainment correspondent Katie Spencer, as they dissect the week's biggest film and TV news, and look at the latest shows and movies coming to screens.Claire is at the Toronto International Film Festival, as the race to awards season begins, and talks us through the biggest films to premiere at the event – including chatting to Billy Eichner - the man behind the first ever major studio-backed gay romcom.The Backstage team also talk you through the drama from Don't Worry Darling – the new Harry Styles film that has fired up Hollywood's rumour mill, and talk through the House Of The Dragon v Lord Of The Rings viewership news.That's as well as reviews for Sam Rockwell's new ensemble whodunnit comedy, See How They Run, 70s comedy Minx, the gritty remake of American Gigolo and the "genre-busting" Disney+ show, Wedding Season.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
We bring you this episode from the Edinburgh TV Festival, where the biggest players in the world of TV, as well as stars of the stage and screen, get together to give us an insight into what we can expect from the next 12 months on our tellies. This year’s theme is: Can TV Change The World? So, a pretty big question for some of the best minds in TV to mull over. We talk to Succession’s Brian Cox about his career and the much-anticipated season 4, David Harewood shares why he’s setting up his own production company, and His Dark Materials stars Dafne Keen and Amir Wilson on the final instalment of the fantasy drama series. Plus, we hear from soap star and Strictly winner Rose Ayling-Ellis, Channel 4’s Ian Katz and journalist Emily Maitlis. Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.In our last episode before we break for the summer, the Backstage team discuss Comic-Con, Venice Film Festival and the end of a soapy era as the last episodes of Neighbours arrive on TV. Plus there’s the added trimmings of what to watch to fill your Backstage Podcast void until we return.Reviews:Bluey – series 2 Aug 1st - CBeebies/iPlayer and series 3 Aug 10th - Disney+ The Resort - July 29th - Peacock via Sky and NowPaper Girls - July 29th - Amazon Prime Video Uncoupled - July 29th - NetflixHave a lovely summer and listen right to the end for the whole of our chat with Bluey’s David McCormack.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.It's a starry pod this week, as we hear from Brad Pitt, Chris Evans, Ryan Gosling, Ana De Armas and Daisy Edgar-Jones.Stevie has reached legendary status and how much weather chat can Katie make on the red carpet as we cool down after the heatwave. Featured this week:Bullet Train – cinemas - August 5th The Gray Man - Netflix - July 22ndWhere The Crawdads Sing - cinemas - July 22ndUnder The Banner of Heaven - Disney + - July 27thThe Newsreader - BBC 2 – July 24thThe Thing About Pam - Paramount + July 21st Next week prepare for the end of an era - we’re going to talk about the final episode of Neighbours.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week Stevie isn't too happy with this year's Emmy Nominations, as we ask: Is it a personality contest?Claire gets a dose of nostalgia as she speaks to Sheridan Smith and Jenny Agutter about the Railway Children Return.And Katie isn’t persuaded by Dakota Johnson’s styling in Persuasion (see what we did there?!)Reviews this week:The Railway Children Return - cinemas - July 15thPersuasion - UK cinemas now and Netflix from July 15thThe Control Room - BBC One – July 17thDon’t make me go - Amazon Prime - July 15thResident Evil - Netflix - July 14thNext week we’ll hear from Daisy Edgar-Jones about the film adaptation of mega best-seller Where The Crawdads Sing and talk about the very starry new Netflix movie The Gray Man.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.Stevie is BACK this week, as we uncover some of the latest news and gossip from the world of showbiz.Find out which member of the Backstage team has been hitting the headlines and why we’re feeling a little nostalgic with the 80s callbacks in Stranger Things.Hear from Taron Egerton and Paul Walter Hauser as we discuss their new Apple TV+ series Black Bird, and Claire chats to Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson on the red carpet to ask them about their new Marvel blockbuster Thor: Love and Thunder.Reviews this week:Ackley Bridge - Channel 4 - July 11thBoo Bitch - Netflix - July 8thThe Girl From Plainville - Starzplay - July 10thThor: Love and Thunder - Cinemas - NowHow To Please A Woman - Sky Cinema - July 8th Black Bird - Apple TV+ - July 8thNext week we’ll be chatting about the return of the Railway Children and hearing from its stars.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.Has Katie Spencer recovered from the best Glastonbury ever? She gives Claire Gregory and Laura Kramer her views on this year's festival and Claire speaks to Steve Carell about Minions: Rise of Gru and why kindness is at the heart of the Minions movies.Reviews: Minions Rise of Gru - Cinemas, July 1stQueer As Folk - Starzplay, July 1stThe Baby - Sky Atlantic, July 7thThe Terminal List - Prime Video, July 1stLoot - Apple TV Plus, nowNext week hear from Taron Egerton and Paul Walter Hauser ahead of the release of their new show Black Bird.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.Katie Spencer is covering 50 years at Glastonbury this week so is calling in from sunny Somerset as she keeps an eye out for celebrities.Claire Gregory chats to the Westworld cast ahead of series 4 with Aaron Paul, Ed Harris and Evan Rachel Wood discussing their season highs and technological lows of being on the show.While Laura Kramer has been hanging out with Cara Delavigne at a special screening for Only Murders In The Building. Reviews this week:Westworld, Series 4, Sky Atlantic and NOW - 27th JuneThe Offer, Paramount +The Undeclared War, Channel 4 - 30th JuneMoney Heist Korea: Joint Economic Area - Netflix - 24th JuneElvis - Cinemas - 24th JuneMan Vs Bee - Netflix - 24th June Next week we’ll hear from Steve Carrell and talk about a new remake of Queer As Folk and hang on until after the music to hear the whole of that interview with Evan Rachel Wood and Westworld showrunner Lisa Joy.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week Claire Gregory, Katie Spencer and Laura Kramer hear from Paapa Essiedu and Caroline Quentin as they express their excitement for their new show on Sky Max The Lazarus Project.Plus, Emma Thompson discusses her new film Good Luck To You, Leo Grande from the Sundance Film Festival and the Backstage team delve into the weird and wonderful world of intergenerational romantic dramas this week on Apple TV+ and Prime Video.Reviews:The Lazarus Project - Sky Max/ NOW - June 16thSuspect - Channel 4 - June 19th Cha Cha Real Smooth - Apple TV Plus - June 17thThe Summer I Turned Pretty - Prime Video - June 17th The Umbrella Academy - Netflix - June 22ndSend in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.In this interviews special, Claire Gregory speaks to TV and film celebrities from recent film releases, including Laura Dern about her role in Jurassic World Dominion, out this week.We also hear extended interviews from the last few weeks from Tom Hiddleston and Claire Danes about the period drama The Essex Serpent, plus Maisie Williams and Thomas Brodie Sangster tell us about their roles in the TV series Pistol.Listen to all the interviews in full, or just pick your favourites. Interviews:• 1'12 - 9'00 Laura Dern - Jurassic World Dominion• 9'22 - 12'08 Theo James and Rose Leslie -The Time Traveler's Wife. • 12'34 - 18'01 Tom Hiddleston and Claire Danes - The Essex Serpent • 18'41 - 24'57 Thomas Brodie Sangster and Maisie Williams - PistolSend in your reviews: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week, Sky New Arts and Entertainment team Claire Gregory and Amy Hitchcock are joined by Laura Kramer to chat about Cannes, far-too long biopics, and creepy alien babies. Also, Keeley Hawes drops by for a chat about her new show. We discuss:•The Midwich Cuckoos - Sky Max (June 2nd)•Girls5Eva - Peacock (June 6th)•Abbott Elementary, Season 1 - Disney+ - (June 1st 2022)•The Boys series 3 - Prime Video - (June 3rd)•The Outlaws series 2 - BBC One - (June 5th)Next week we’re taking a week off but there will be an episode of interviews with some of the stars we’ve been catching up with recently.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week we welcome Laura Kramer to the panel to join Claire Gregory and Bethany Minelle in chatting about all things film and TV. We hear from Darth Vader himself Hayden Christensen as we discuss the highly anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the stars of the new Sex Pistols drama series tell us all about what band-camp was like in preparation for the show. Reviews: - Pistol - Disney +, 31st May- The Flight Attendant, S2 - Sky Max, May 26th- Big Boys - Channel 4, May 26th- Stranger Things - Season 4 Vol., Netflix, May 27th Next week we’ll hear from Keeley Hawes as we chat about her creepy new sci-fi The Midwich Cuckoos.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week, Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong, and Katie Spencer talk about Top Gun: Maverick and hear from Tom Cruise himself, as well as his co-stars in the film Jon Hamm and Jennifer Connelly.We also hear from Theo James and Rose Leslie as they chat about their roles in the TV adaptation of The Time Traveler's Wife. Reviews this week:•Top Gun Maverick - Cinemas - May 25th •The Time Traveler's Wife - Sky Atlantic •Night Sky - Prime Video - May 20th•EMERGENCY - Cinemas (May 20th) and Prime Video May 27th.Next week we’ll hear from the stars of the new Sex Pistols drama series and talk about the second series of The Flight Attendant.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week entertainment reporters Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong and Chris Robertson discuss Eurovision, the new Dr Who and the TV Baftas. We also chat with the 'Daniels' Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheiner, Tom Hiddleston and Claire DanesReviews this week:•The Essex Serpent, Apple TV+, May 13th•Conversations With Friends, BBC Three/HULU - May 15th•Everything Everywhere All At Once, cinemas - May 13th•Lovestruck High, Prime Video - May 18th•Life & Beth, Disney+ - May 18thNext week we’ll be talking about the long-awaited Top Gun sequel and hearing from the stars. Plus we’ll chat about the new TV adaptation of The Time Traveler’s Wife - tissues at the ready!Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week with entertainment reporters Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong and Sky News arts and entertainment Editor Amy Hitchcock we discuss:•The upcoming TV Baftas •Dr. Strange In the Multiverse of Madness (cinemas, May 5th)•Hear from stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen and Benedict Wong•The Staircase (HBO Max/Sky Atlantic, May 5th)•Tehran, Series 2. (Apple TV +, May 6th)•Interview with Glenn Close who has joined the espionage series•Bosch: Legacy (Amazon FreeVee, May 6th)•How I Met Your Father (Disney +, May 11th)Next week we’ll hear from Clare Danes and Tom Hiddleston and we’ll talk about the new Sally Rooney adaptation Conversations with Friends - are we ready for another Normal People?!Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
Welcome to Backstage – the film and TV podcast from Sky News.This week with entertainment reporters Claire Gregory, Stevie Wong and Bethany Minelle:•Stevie gives us a CinemaCon news breakdown•We discuss plans to shake up public service broadcasting the UK•Hear from the stars and creator of Downton Abbey: A New Era (Cinemas, 29th April)•We chat about Ten Percent and hear from lead actor Jack Davenport (Prime Video, 28th April)•What exactly is a metaphysical thriller? We discuss Shining Girls (Apple TV+, 29th April)•And Devils is back for a second series – and we hear from Patrick Dempsey (Sky Atlantic, 29th April) Next week we’ll hear from Benedict Cumberbatch ahead of the release of the latest Dr. Strange movie and we’ll talk about the new true-crime drama The Staircase.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
This week entertainment reporters Claire Gregory and Stevie Wong and Sky News arts and entertainment editor Amy Hitchcock come together to talk Netflix, Dan Stevens' political commentary, and the very best reviews for the latest shows worth talking about.•We talk to Dan Stevens about Gaslit (STARZPLAY, April 24th)•Join Steve Coogan and Sarah Solemani for their new Hollywood comedy, Chivalry (Channel 4, 21st April) •We also coo along with the Heartstoppers (Netflix, April 22nd) as the team reminisce on their school years•The Rising (Sky Max/Now April 22nd) raises questions about whether supernatural genres can work with crime thrillers•And Peacock (BBC Three, April 25th) reminds us what BBC Three feel-good comedies are supposed to look like•BONUS: Catch the full Dan Stevens interview at the end of the show to hear more of his thoughts on his new role in GaslitNext week we’ll talk about the return of Downton and the remake of Call My Agent plus hear from the stars of both.Send in your questions: backstage@sky.uk || Rate and Review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
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