The Virtues: Stephen Graham Reunites With This Is England Creator Shane Meadows In His Deeply Personal New Drama
Line Of Duty may have only just finished, but Stephen is back with another hit.
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.
When Shane Meadows cast a group of young actors for his 2006 film ‘This Is England’, the recruits had no idea how successful
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.
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.
If there is one defining quality that unites the world’s most iconic filmmakers – those who can boast both critical acclaim
Some lucky Stone Roses fans are still recovering from the emotional outlay of seeing their favourite band AND Shane Meadows
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...
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.
The Stone Roses were together once more in Manchester on Thursday evening for the world premiere of Shane Meadows' film - 'Made