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Kirsty Lang meets Terry Gilliam

Kirsty Lang meets film-maker Terry Gilliam, whose credits range from Monty Python to the dystopian Brazil, along with ill-fated unfinished projects and next year a move into opera.

Kirsty Lang meets film-maker Terry Gilliam, who celebrates his 70th birthday later this year.

Gilliam started out as a member of the Monty Python team before going on to make films like the beurocratic dystopia Brazil, The fisher King with Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams and Twelve Monkeys with Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt.

Gilliam talks about his enduring obsession with medieval knights, his run ins with Hollywood studios and the death of lead actor Heath Ledger half way through the making of his last film The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus.

He also reveals why he is about to embark on his fifth atttempt to make the ill-fated Don Quixote and why he is scared about is forthcoming debut as a director for English National Opera.

Producer: Rebecca Nicholson.

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