Barkhad Abdi, Angel Haze, Isabella Rossellini

Barkhad Abdi, the Somalian limo driver whose first ever acting role has landed him an Oscar nomination, explains how he came to audition for the role of Muse – the Somalian pirate who takes Tom Hanks captive in the film Captain Phillips.

Lizo Mzimbo, the BBC’s Entertainment Correspondent, updates us on the latest Oscar buzz and speculates on the odds of Barkhad Abdi getting his golden statuette.

American rapper Angel Haze discusses how she exorcises her demons through her music and why she believes laying bear the scars of her abusive childhood in her songs is important.

British actor Ralph Fiennes stars as author Charles Dickens in his new film The Invisible Woman, which reveals the great author’s long-term secret affair with a young actress. Ralph Fiennes and screenplay writer Abi Morgan discuss the complex private life of the celebrity author.

Actress and model Isabella Rossellini explains why she has been transforming herself into a praying mantis.

Novelist and filmmaker Hanif Kureishi, who had big hits with My Beautiful Laundrette and The Buddha of Suburbia, talks about how his relationship with his father influenced his new book The Last Word.

Bart Willoughby, the Australian Aboriginal musician, confides why he’s been seduced by the world’s loudest instrument – Melbourne Town Hall's grand organ.

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The Last Word

The Last Word

The Last Word by Hanif Kureishi is available in now.


Photocredit: Kier Kureishi.

Isabella Rossellini

Isabella Rossellini
Green Porno, a show about the sexuality of insects, is performed by actress Isabella Rossellini and screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière.     You can see the films on courtesy of The Sundance Channel

The Invisible Woman

The Invisible Woman
The Invisible Woman directed by Ralph Fiennes, is in cinemas from Friday 7 February, certificate 12A.

Angel Haze

Angel Haze

Dirty Gold by Angel Haze is out now on Island Republic

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