Bradley Cooper, The Art of Forgery, Cannes report, Folio Prize news

Bradley Cooper, the Oscar-nominated actor who starred in American Sniper, American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook, takes to the stage in London this week as The Elephant Man. Bradley Cooper discusses his approach in portraying the Victorian Joseph Merrick and the physical challenges he faced, but without prosthetics or make-up.

Art forgers, from the Dutch painter Han Van Meegeren to British artists John Myatt and Shaun Greenhalgh, have fascinated the public with their skill and audacity in hood-winking the art establishment. Noah Charney discusses his new book The Art of Forgery, which explores some of history's most scandalous forgeries and asks what drives talented artists to deceive.

A busy weekend at the Cannes Film Festival has seen people focusing on the new Amy Winehouse documentary, Matthew McConaughey's controversial new film, and Pixar's latest animation which was unveiled today. Jason Solomons reports.

Andrew Kidd, co-founder of The Folio Prize for literature, describes a new challenge the prize faces.

Presenter John Wilson
Producer Jerome Weatherald.

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The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man
The Elephant Man is at The Theatre Royal Haymarket, London until 8th August.Image:   Bradley Cooper (John Merrick), Alessandro Nivola (Frederick Treves).   Photo credit Joan Marcus.

The Cannes film festival

The Cannes film festival

The Cannes film festival continues Sunday 24 May. 

Image: Marches rouges / Nuit © FDC / C. Duchène 

Noah Charney - The Art of Forgery

Noah Charney - The Art of Forgery
Out now, published by phaidon.  


Role Contributor
PresenterJohn Wilson
Interviewed GuestBradley Cooper
Interviewed GuestNoah Charney
Interviewed GuestJason Solomons
Interviewed GuestAndrew Kidd
ProducerJerome Weatherald

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