Shane Meadows

'This Is England': Sins of the Father

Ed Cripps | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ed Cripps

This Is England is the most important British drama of the century so far. Following the M*A*S*H model of the film-turned-TV series, writer-director Shane Meadows has fashioned a blood-boltered, tonally infinite epic poem of Thatcherite Britain.

'This Is England': Where Are They Now?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Entertainment

When Shane Meadows cast a group of young actors for his 2006 film ‘This Is England’, the recruits had no idea how successful the drama would go on...

Class Clowns: How Comedy Films Define Social Class in Britain

Jonathan Wakeham | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jonathan Wakeham

We still find it hard to discuss social class. It can feel like a conversational minefield, sown with the potential for disaster: there are so many subtleties of language, identity and heritage that it can feel perilous just to raise the subject.

Jo Hartley: An Actress With a Life Less Ordinary

Jason Holmes | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

The new wave is here and hard at work: Neil Maskell, Ed Skrein, Paul Anderson, Vicky McClure, Michael Smiley, Johnny Harris, Martin Compston, Kieron Hawkes, Jacob Anderson, Matt Morgan and Shane Meadows are all people Hartley calls friends and collaborators.

Hot Tips From Top Directors On How To Find Your Voice

Posted 27.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

If there is one defining quality that unites the world’s most iconic filmmakers – those who can boast both critical acclaim and cult status – it...

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: The Fans Speak In 'Made Of Stone'

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

Some lucky Stone Roses fans are still recovering from the emotional outlay of seeing their favourite band AND Shane Meadows in one room at last week's...

Stone Roses: Made of Stone

Ashley Hames | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ashley Hames

It seems like the dream ticket - This is England film director Shane Meadows takes on the task of documenting the comeback of legendary band, the Stone Roses. Quality director, seminal band, what's not to like? Well, quite a lot as it turns out...

REVIEW: 'Made of Stone' - Shane Meadows' Love Letter to the Roses

Caroline Frost | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Frost

4starsentertainment Everybody has one band, for whom judgement is put aside, critical faculties are suspended, disproportionate amounts of cash and effort spent - the one whose tunes are hardwired into our cells, on an album that inevitably makes its way onto the stereo at the end of every big night. For Shane Meadows it is the Stone Roses. Made of Stone is his explanation.

Stone Roses Together Again For Reunion Film Premiere

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

The Stone Roses were together once more in Manchester on Thursday evening for the world premiere of Shane Meadows' film - 'Made of Stone' - charting t...

WATCH: The Stone Roses Film Trailer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

The trailer for The Stone Roses documentary film, 'Made Of Stone', has been unveiled. Shane Meadows' documentary on the return of the iconic nineti...

This Is Jack Thorne

Jason Holmes | Posted 29.01.2013 | Home
Jason Holmes

A perfectionist, Jack forever perceives imperfections in past work. 'I wish there was a button I could push to right the wrongs, but I don't consciously try to steer myself away from imperfections in my writing. I just write.'

This Is Thomas - 'I Was Rescued'

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

"I was 13 when I got the role, just thought it was going to be another British film." Thomas Turgoose is the deceptively cherubic-looking actor at ...

This is England '88: Love, Friendship and the Frustration of Youth

Georgina Langford | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
Georgina Langford

This is England and the subsequent series aren't entertainment. They are life-changing. Shane Meadows and his gang have created a piece of history with their efforts and made a significant impact on the lives of their viewers (yours truly included.)