Anne Hathaway, David Threlfall, Believe, Lorna Simpson

With Kirsty Lang.

Anne Hathaway is back in cinemas this week in Rio 2, an animated film about a rare blue macaw, set in Brazil. She reprises her role as the voice of Jewel, a free-spirited bird, who discovers that the family she thought had been killed are still alive and living in the Amazon jungle. Anne Hathaway discusses the challenges of playing an animated character and what she looks for when choosing a role.

Believe is a new American fantasy and adventure TV drama series from Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity) and Star Wars writer J.J. Abrams. A young girl with mysterious powers is placed under the protection of an escaped Death Row inmate, who must shield her from the mysterious forces out to hunt her down. Larushka Ivan-Zadeh gives her verdict.

The African-American photographer Lorna Simpson discusses the work on show in her new retrospective at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead. Large-scale photographs printed on felt are on display alongside her video works, watercolours and drawings, which often deal with themes of identity, desire and race.

To mark Radio 4's forthcoming Character Invasion - when fictional characters will be taking over the network - Front Row asked five of Britain's leading actors to talk about their experience of playing an iconic character. Tonight, David Threlfall describes his experience of playing Frank Gallagher for a decade in the Channel 4 drama series Shameless.

Producer Jerome Weatherald.

Release date:

Available now

30 minutes

Last on

Wed 26 Mar 2014 19:15

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway is back in cinemas this week in Rio 2, an animated film about a rare blue macaw, set in Brazil. She reprises her role as the voice of Jewel, a free-spirited bird, who discovers that the family she thought had been killed are still alive and living in the Amazon jungle.

Believe

Believe is a new American fantasy and adventure TV drama series from Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity) and Star Wars writer J.J. Abrams. Larushka Ivan-Zadeh gives her verdict.

Lorna Simpson

The African-American photographer Lorna Simpson discusses the work on show in her new retrospective at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead.

Character Invasion

Tonight, David Threlfall describes his experience of playing Frank Gallagher for a decade in the Channel 4 drama series Shameless.

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterKirsty Lang
Interviewed GuestAnne Hathaway
Interviewed GuestLarushka Ivan-Zadeh
Interviewed GuestLorna Simpson
Interviewed GuestDavid Threlfall
ProducerJerome Weatherald

Featured in...

Front Row on BBC Two

Series 1

Join Giles Coren, Nikki Bedi and Amol Rajan on Saturday evenings at 7.30pm.

Man Booker Prize 2017

Bookers

A collection of short films about this year's shortlist.

BBC National Short Story Award

NSSA 2017 Shortlist writers composite image

The 2017 shortlist and their stories

Queer Icons

Queer Icons

Front Row: LGBTQ guests champion queer artworks which are special to them.

BBC Arts Digital

Arts logo red

The best of British culture live and on demand.

Books website

Books home

Get closer to books with in-depth articles, quizzes and our picks from radio & TV.

Related Links