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Mark Rylance on The BFG, Pixie Lott, Alpesh Chauhan

Mark Rylance discusses playing The BFG, Pixie Lott on moving from pop star to stage actor in Breakfast at Tiffany's, and 26-year-old conductor Alpesh Chauhan on his Saturday Prom.

Mark Rylance, theatre and film actor and former artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe, discusses playing the role of The BFG, based on Roald Dahl's The Big Friendly Giant, directed and produced by Steven Spielberg.

As Pixie Lott moves from pop star and Strictly Come Dancing contestant to playing the role of socialite Holly Golightly in a new stage version of Breakfast at Tiffany's, she discusses how she's coping with her first major acting role, learning to play guitar to sing Moon River, and what it's like to play a part immortalised by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 film.

Conductor Alpesh Chauhan is raising a few eyebrows in the world of classical music. The son of a Birmingham lorry driver and aged just 26, he's one of the youngest conductors on the circuit. He speaks to John ahead of his Prom on Saturday, Ten Pieces Choir with the BBC Philharmonic.

Presenter John Wilson
Producer Ella-mai Robey.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Mark Rylance

    Duration: 09:38

  • Pixie Lott

    Duration: 08:46

  • Alpesh Chauhan

    Duration: 08:39

The BFG

The BFG

The BFG is in cinemas from today, certificate PG.

Breakfast At Tiffany's

Breakfast At Tiffany's

Breakfast At Tiffany’s, starring Pixie Lott, is running at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London until 17 September, before going on tour across the UK with Georgia May Foote in the lead role.

Ten Pieces II Prom

Ten Pieces II Prom
Alpesh Chauhan is conducting Prom 10: Ten Pieces II Prom on Saturday 23 July and Prom 12: Ten Pieces II Prom on Sunday 24 July, the latter will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3
Find out more about Ten Pieces

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Presenter John Wilson
Producer Ella-mai Robey
Interviewed Guest Mark Rylance
Interviewed Guest Pixie Lott
Interviewed Guest Alpesh Chauhan

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