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Josie Rourke

Episode 16 of 28

Magazine arts show. Josie Rourke curates this celebrity-packed edition of Artsnight, looking at the changing idea of the hero in contemporary culture.

Josie Rourke, artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse, curates this celebrity-packed edition of Artsnight, looking at the changing idea of the hero in contemporary culture. She hears from screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and director James Marsh about why film-makers are looking to real life for the heroes of their stories. Actor Tom Hiddleston tells Josie about the challenges of becoming the American country singer Hank Williams for a forthcoming biopic, while Erin Brockovich explains how her life was transformed by Julia Robert's Oscar-winning portrayal of her. And Josie talks to Suffragette screen writer Abi Morgan about creating strong female leading roles.

29 minutes

Last on

Fri 6 Nov 2015 23:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Josie Rourke
Series Producer John Mullen
Executive Producer Janet Lee
Producer Clem Hitchcock
Director Clem Hitchcock

Broadcast

BBC Arts

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