Kirsty Young's castaway is the artist and film-maker Steve McQueen.
Kirsty Young's castaway is the artist and director Steve McQueen.
These days his talents are well recognized - his art has won The Turner Prize and his most recent movie, "12 Years A Slave" scooped an Academy Award, a Bafta and a Golden Globe. He wasn't always as lauded: at school in West London he was "shoved to one side" in the belief that the best he could hope for was to earn a living as a manual labourer. Instead he portrays the extremes of what human beings put themselves and others through. Expression is where his heart lies - he describes it as "dancing with ghosts".
Along with reaching the top of two professions he has also managed to please the diverging demands of his parents - his father wanted him to get a trade, his mother urged him to do what he wanted.
He says, "I want to make films that are essential. We're all going to die and we haven't got a lot of time on this planet. Life goes very quickly, so we might as well make films people will go to see because they need it or want it."
Producer: Cathy Drysdale.
Rock With You
- Off the Wall.
- The Very Best of Prince.
Too Much Too Young
- 25 years of Rock n Roll - 1980.
Blue In Green
- Kind of Blue.
Hell is Round the Corner
- Tricky vs Gravedigger: The Hell EP.
Johann Sebastian Bach
Aria (from Goldberg Variations)Performer: Glenn Gould.
- Great Performances: Glenn Gould.
- Sony Classical.
This Woman's work
- The Sensual World.
- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
The Fire Next Time - James Baldwin
|Interviewed Guest||Steve McQueen|
- Sun 21 Sep 2014 11:15
- Fri 26 Sep 2014 09:00