Sam Mendes: Licence to Thrill - A Culture Show Special

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The Culture Show, 2012/2013 Episode 15 of 32

Duration: 30 minutes

Mark Kermode talks to director Sam Mendes about his latest film, Skyfall - the 23rd outing of the James Bond series. Featuring contributions from Skyfall stars Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Dame Judi Dench, this Culture Show Special also reflects on Mendes' prolific career in both film and theatre. From directing Dench in the West End at just 24 years of age, to sweeping the board at the Oscars with his debut movie American Beauty, Mendes has always done things his way. Celebrated for his visual elegance and ability to coax great performances from his actors, the director reveals why he wanted to take on Bond and what surprises lie in store for Skyfall audiences around the world.

Credits

Presenter
Mark Kermode
Participant
Sam Mendes
Series Editor
Janet Lee
Series Producer
Pauline Law
Participant
Daniel Craig
Participant
Judi Dench
Participant
Pippa Harris

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