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Tim Robbins

Kirsty Young's castaway is the Oscar-winning actor and director Tim Robbins.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the Oscar-winning actor, writer and director Tim Robbins.

His film credits include The Shawshank Redemption, Dead Man Walking, The Hudsucker Proxy and Mystic River. Brought up in an artistic and creative household in New York's Greenwich Village, he was always encouraged to sing and perform. After talking politics around the dinner table as a teenager he would, on occasion, spend his evenings working the lights for the local drag act.

Indeed it was on stage, rather than in front of the camera, that Tim Robbins developed his own acting style: "It gave me a discipline to still the anarchic energy I had," he says: "A rigid discipline to an emotional truth and the ability to have that at my fingertips."

Producer: Leanne Buckle

Record: A Case of You -Joni Mitchell
Book: A Matchbook
Luxury: A Surfboard.

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45 minutes

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Fri 23 Jul 2010 09:00

Music Played

  • Bruce Springsteen

    O Mary Don't You Weep

    • Bruce Springsteen: We Shall Overcome the Seeger Sessions.
    • Columbia.
  • Nina Simone

    Sinnerman

    • The Very Best of Nina Simone: Feeling Good.
    • Verve.
  • Ry Cooder & V.M. Bhatt

    Isa Lei

    • A Meeting by the River.
    • Water Lily..
  • Johnny Cash

    In Your Mind

    • Dead Man Walking.
    • Columbia.
  • Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

    Nothing Without You

    • Mustt Mustt.
    • Real World.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Joni Mitchell

      A Case of You

      • Blue.
      • Reprise.
  • Warren Zevon

    Don't Let Us Get Sick

    • Life’ll Kill Ya.
    • Artemis.
  • Marvin Gaye

    Let's Get It On

    • Let’s Get It On.
    • Motown.
  • Book Choice

    • Matchbook

  • Luxury Choice

    • Surfboard

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Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Tim Robbins

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