Francine Stock and star guests on the latest cinema releases, DVDs and films on TV. Friday 4.30pm - 5pm
Friday 29th December 2006
Francine Stock explores the world of film casting with actress Brenda Blethyn, actor Kerry Shale, film director Mike Hodges, LA Time critic Kenneth Turan, and casting directors Celestia Fox, Leo Davis and Jina Jay.
On The Film Programme this week:
Brenda Blethyn Award winning actress whose credits include Secrets and Lies, Little Voice and Pride and Prejudice talks about the horrors of the audition process, type casting and roles she would still like to play.
Mixed Fancies - A Memoir by Brenda Blethyn is published by Simon & Schuster.
Kerry Shale Canadian actor Kerry Shale who has lived in the UK since 1978 talks about the changing fortunes of playing the hero's best friend and how hair loss affects the roles he has been cast in.
Casting Directors Leo Davies, Celestia Fox and Jina Jay reveal the secrets of the casting directors trade, the impact of the A list celebrity and the challenge of casting actors who are not yet famous.
Mike Hodges Mike Hodges talks about the seminal casting decisions of his film career, including Michael Caine in Get Carter and Clive Owen in Croupier, and the importance of casting as a whole to a film-maker's craft.
Kenneth Turan One of America's most respected film critic, Kenneth Turan provides insight into the machinations of the Hollywood casting machine, including famous miscastings.