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Matthew McConaughey, Lizzie Nunnery, Charles Dance on John Hurt, Collecting Europe

Matthew McConaughey on playing a prospector in Gold; Charles Dance remembers his friend and colleague John Hurt; Lizzie Nunnery discusses her new play Narvik; Collecting Europe.

Matthew McConaughey discusses the challenge of playing a hard-drinking, hard-smoking prospector - and piling on the pounds - in his latest film Gold.

Sir John Hurt is remembered by his friend and fellow actor Charles Dance, who stars with him in That Good Night, a forthcoming film in which Hurt plays a writer with a terminal illness.

Playwright and folk singer-songwriter Lizzie Nunnery discusses the stories that she heard from her grandfather about his naval experiences during World War II, and which lie at the heart of her new play Narvik.

As the Victoria & Albert in London opens an installation across the gallery where artists imagine how Europe today might be viewed looking back from 4017, we visit the museum to meet some of the artists adding the final touches.

Presenter John Wilson
Producer Jerome Weatherald.

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30 minutes

Chapters

  • Mathew McConaughey

    Duration: 07:17

  • Charles Dance on John Hurt

    Duration: 06:35

  • Collecting Europe

    Duration: 07:19

  • Lizzie Nunnery

    Duration: 06:17

Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey

Gold is in UK cinemas from 17 February 2017, certificate 15.

Images:

Main image above: Matthew McConaughey (Left) and Edgar Ramirez in Gold

Image to the left: Matthey McConaughey and John Wilson

Lizzie Nunnery

Lizzie Nunnery

Lizzie Nunnery's new play with songs, Narvick, previews at Home, Manchester from 31 January - 04 February 2017.  

The  production tours the UK from 06 February - 25 March 2017, calling at Oundle, Keswick, Canterbury, Cambridge, Shrewsbury, Birmingham, Mold, York, Liverpool, Bury, Leeds, Harrogate, and London.  Click here for more information about the tour.

Image: Narvik cast members in rehearsal

Image credit: Decoy Media

Charles Dance on John Hurt

Charles Dance on John Hurt

Image: John Hurt

 

Collecting Europe

Collecting Europe

Collecting Europe is at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London from  01 - 07 February 2017.

Image: 4017 Enacted, 2017 by Onkar Kular and Common Initiative

Image credit: Onkar Kular and Common Initiative

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Interviewed Guest Matthew McConaughey
Interviewed Guest Charles Dance
Interviewed Guest Lizzie Nunnery
Presenter John Wilson
Producer Jerome Weatherald

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