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The Arts Hour: Actor Tom Hanks on Writing Fiction, Musician St. Vincent and Actor Michael Fassbender

Tom Hanks on turning his hand to writing fiction and Michael Fassbender on his new film The Snowman.

Nikki Bedi is joined by Chilean novelist Gonzalo C Garcia and American film critic Richard Cline to discuss the hottest topics in the arts this week.

Hollywood actor and Academy Award winner Tom Hanks talks about the unique challenges of writing fiction as his first collection of short stories, Uncommon Type, is published.

Musician St. Vincent explains why she’s making a modern day film version of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, Irish actor Michael Fassbender on why he enjoys the challenge of a very long take and Kit Harrington, who plays Jon Snow in Game of Thrones, discusses how the epic show has changed the aesthetic and ambitions of TV.

Russian ballerina Olesya Novikova on why she started training for the classical ballet in St. Petersburg when she was just eight years old and music from French Cuban musicians Ibeyi.

(Photo shows: Michael Fassbender © Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images, St. Vincent © Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images, Tom Hanks © Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

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Mon 30 Oct 2017 23:06GMT

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  • Sun 29 Oct 2017 15:06GMT
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