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The HeyUGuys Interview: Director Joel Hopkins on The Love Punch

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While only making a small handful of films across his career, Joel Hopkins has never had any trouble drawing in the stars, as having worked alongside Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thomspon in his preceding endeavour Last Chance Harvey, he now reunites with the latter once more in The Love Punch, also throwing Pierce Brosnan into […]



The HeyUGuys Interview: Emma Thompson & Celia Imrie on The Love Punch

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Having both made their fair share of profound, more sincere features, acting duo Emma Thompson and Celia Imrie are not offering something a little lighter with their latest offering The Love Punch – and we had the great pleasure of sitting down with the pair to discuss their work on the Joel Hopkins project. As […]



The HeyUGuys Interview: Renowned Swedish filmmaker Lukas Moodyson discusses We Are The Best!

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When settling in to watch a film taking place in 1980s Sweden, chronicling three young, teenage girls as they approach adolescence, you could be forgiven for expecting a picture that could be somewhat alienating to a large part of the potential audience – yet director Lukas Moodyson has created a feature with such broad appeal. […]



The HeyUGuys Interview: Marc Webb on The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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Though many had initially questioned the need for Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man trilogy, given how soon it arrived after Sam Raimi’s triumphant endeavour, the director has silenced many of his critics with yet another thoroughly entertaining blockbuster to match the first. We were lucky enough to sit down with Webb and discuss his work […]



The HeyUGuys Interviews: The Olivier Awards

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Gemma Arterton and Stephen Mangan hosted the 2014 Olivier Awards yesterday evening, and it was a fine night for London’s theatre community. The worlds of film and theatre are extremely close with many of the guests and nominees returning to the Royal Opera House a couple of months after the BAFTA awards took place here. […]



The HeyUGuys Interview: Director Darren Stein and lead Michael J. Willet talk G.B.F.

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Following on from a triumphant showing at the recent BFI Flare festival in London, Darren Stein’s (Jawbreaker) high-school comedy G.B.F. (Gay Best Friend) now makes its way to Blu-ray and DVD, and we had the pleasure of sitting down with the filmmaker, alongside the lead star himself, Michael J. Willet, to discuss the project. The […]



The HeyUGuys Interview: Emily Browning talks Magic Magic

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Emily Browning appears to be one of the busiest actresses around, starring in a variety of projects – each different from the next – ranging from Pompeii, to God Help the Girl to Magic Magic. It’s the latter which we discussed with the talented performer about – speaking to us on the phone from LA. […]



The HeyUGuys Interview: John Michael McDonagh on sophomore feature Calvary

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Following on from his brilliant debut The Guard, talented filmmaker John Michael McDonagh returns with Calvary, a dark comedy about a priest who is threatened in a confessions box – and we had the pleasure of sitting down with the man himself to discuss his latest project. McDonagh discusses the challenge in writing a comedy […]



The HeyUGuys Interview: Jared Harris on his role in Hammer’s The Quiet Ones

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When you think about it the cool, calculated menace integral to many of the more prominent roles Jared Harris has taken on in recent years seem a perfect match for a Hammer Horror film. And so it comes to pass as the actor leads us into an encounter with The Quiet Ones, out in cinemas […]



The HeyUGuys Premiere Interviews: The Cast & Crew of The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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London’s Leicester Square opened its arms to its friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man this evening as Marc Webb’s much-hyped sequel came to town. Webb reunites with Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and welcomes newcomers Jamie Foxx and Paul Giamatti as Electro and The Rhino respectively. Arguably the film which kicks off the […]



The HeyUGuys Interview: Brendan Gleeson talks Calvary

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Having taken on a starring role in John Michael McDonagh’s debut feature The Guard, Irish actor Brendan Gleeson returns in the filmmaker’s sophomore endeavour, playing Father James Lavelle in Calvary. We were fortunate enough to discuss the role with the man himself, and how he went about combining the affable, endearing qualities to the character, […]



The HeyUGuys Interview: Up & Coming Star Olivia Cooke on her Role in The Quiet Ones

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Though not a household name yet – the future is looking exceedingly bright for young British actress Olivia Cooke, who stars as Hammer’s latest heroine, Jane Harper, in The Quiet Ones. Turning in a wonderful performance, the young actress discusses the fun the actors – including Jared Harris and Sam Claflin – had off-set and […]



The HeyUGuys Interview: Chiwetel Ejiofor on Half of a Yellow Sun, 12 Years a Slave, and Bond 24

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While many of us still look at Chiwetel Ejiofor and see the anguished, broken Solomon Northup, given his quite miraculous and sincere portrayal in Steve McQueen’s Oscar winning drama 12 Years a Slave, the British actor is now back on home soil promoting his latest production, taking a starring role in Biyi Bandele’s Half of […]



The HeyUGuys Interview: Richard E. Grant on Khumba: A Zebra’s Tale

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It goes without saying that we were completely thrilled to be given the opportunity to email across some questions to British acting legend Richard E. Grant ahead of his role as Bradley the Ostrich in Anthony Silverston’s Khumba: A Zebra’s Tale. Though his answers are somewhat short and sweet to say the least, it’s always […]



The HeyUGuys Interview: The Hunger Games Star Sam Claflin on The Quiet Ones

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Sam Claflin, fresh off the success of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, is starring as the lead in a brand new flick from Hammer Horror, The Quiet Ones. He spoke to HeyUGuys about his career so far, how it was to be behind the camera for a change, and how much it takes to scare […]



The HeyUGuys Interview: Director Gareth Evans and Star Iko Uwais Discuss The Raid 2

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Following on from their phenomenal collaboration in The Raid, director Gareth Evans and lead star Iko Uwais team up once again, for the eagerly anticipated sequel. We had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with the immensely talented duo to discuss their latest project. The Raid 2 expands outside of the forbidding tower block which […]



The HeyUGuys Interview: Shan Khan on Honour

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With his debut feature Honour – starring Paddy Considine and Aiysha Hart – out now in cinemas across Britain, we had the distinct pleasure of discussing the project with the film’s writer and director, Shan Khan. The film tackles the themes of honour killing, as we delve into the life of a young girl (Hart), […]



The HeyUGuys Interview: Erik Skjoldbjærg discusses Pioneer

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Now you may not have heard of Norwegian filmmaker Erik Skjoldbjærg, but his 1997 feature film debut Insomnia, was the source material for Christopher Nolan’s eponymous remake starring Robin Williams and Al Pacino. Only recently, Skjoldbjærg’s latest production Pioneer has also been confirmed to have a forthcoming Hollywood re-imagining, with word of George Clooney taking […]



The HeyUGuys Interview: “I Almost Died” – Aksel Hennie on shooting Norwegian thriller Pioneer

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Norwegian movie star Aksel Hennie tells us that he almost died when shooting the intense thriller Pioneer – resulting in a scene that, entirely accidentally, become one of the most memorable from the Erik Skjoldbjærg production. “I almost died in one scene,” he told us during a phone interview. “I was asked to skid off […]



The HeyUGuys Interview: Richard Armitage Talks The Hobbit Trilogy

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Few characters benefitted more from Peter Jackson’s second instalment of The Hobbit trilogy than Thorin Oakenshield, leader of a dwarf clan intent on reclaiming their homeland. As portrayed by Richard Armitage, it’s a subtle performance of a layered character, one we’re looking forward to seeing more of when The Hobbit trilogy comes to an end […]



The HeyUGuys Interview: Mark Cousins on A Story of Children and Film

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Mark Cousins is a man who knows his cinema. His impressive encyclopaedic knowledge of cinema makes his films a must see for any cinephile. HeyUGuys spoke to Mark ahead of the release of A Story of Children and Film, a study of the relationship between children and cinema. A Story of Children and Film is […]