Acting in all BBC programmes
Tears, nudity, alcohol, and what to do with your eyes: a masterclass from Sir Michael.
Neve McIntosh prepares to go on stage
Brian Cox and casting director Leo Davis talk about the challenges of playing real people
The pair tackle some lines of David Mamet's play Glengarry Glen Ross.
The actor Clive Owen on playing a succession of dark complex characters.
Early in his career, he saw himself playing brutal roles in films like Scum.
Denzel Washington speaks to Front Row about playing an alcoholic pilot in Flight.
Gary Oldman on his career and award winning performance as Churchill
The Oscar-tipped actor on how he captured the war-time PM's distinctive delivery
Judi Dench speaks to Mark Lawson about preparing for sombre scenes.
Melissa McCarthy discusses how a rural upbringing influenced her acting.
Before she was honoured at the Oscars, Viola Davis discusses the importance of awards
Ben Wardle considers the appeal of the wild men of rock for for advertisers