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Terry Gilliam

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 10 April 2011

Kirsty Young's castaway is the animator and director Terry Gilliam.
He first planted his foot-print on our cultural landscape more than thirty years ago - back then, it was a huge, animated foot which squashed everything beneath it and became one of the defining images of Monty Python's Flying Circus.
In the years since, his film credits have included Brazil, Twelve Monkeys and The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus. Now aged 70, he's directing his first opera. He says: "I've always liked the extremes, the edges. I like to know where the cliff is, but you only find out by stepping off."
Record: Ein Heldenleben
Book: Dictionary
Luxury: A mirror
Producer: Leanne Buckle.

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Credits

Presenter
Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest
Terry Gilliam

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