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Angela Lansbury, Richard Deacon, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 03 February 2014

Mark Lawson talks to Dame Angela Lansbury, who returns to the West End stage after 40 years to play Madame Arcati in Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit. She discusses her mother, an actress, her wish to return to Murder She Wrote, and her ambivalence about Hollywood.

Philip Seymour Hoffman's death was announced yesterday. Anton Corbijn - who directed him recently in A Most Wanted Man - pays tribute to the actor, whose films include The Master, Doubt, Happiness and Capote, for which he won an Oscar.

Mark talks to the Turner Prize-winning artist Richard Deacon, whose exhibition of sculptures and drawings is about to open at Tate Britain. For more than four decades he has used materials ranging from laminated wood and polycarbonate to leather, cloth and ceramic.

  • Angela Lansbury

    Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward starring Angela Lansbury and directed by Michael Blakemore is at the Gielgud Theatre in London from 1 March until 7 June 2014.
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Philip Seymour Hoffman talks to Mark Lawson in 2002.
  • Richard Deacon

    An exhibition of the work of British sculptor Richard Deacon is at Tate Britain in London from Wednesday 5 February until 27 April 2014.

    Gallery: Richard Deacon

Credits

Presenter
Mark Lawson
Interviewed Guest
Angela Lansbury
Interviewed Guest
Anton Corbijn
Interviewer
Richard Deacon
Producer
Timothy Prosser

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