21st Jun2018

The Filmmakers Podcast #58: Interview with actor Timothy Spall – Pt.1

by Phil Wheat

Here’s the latest episode of the The Filmmakers Podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on the official podcast site, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

For those unfamiliar, with the series, The Filmmakers Podcast is a podcast about how to make films from micro budget indie films to bigger budget studio films and everything in-between. Our hosts Giles Alderson, Dan Richardson, Andrew Rodger and Cristian James talk how to get films made, how to actually make them and how to try not to f… it up in their very humble opinion. Guests will come on and chat about their film making experiences from directors, writers, producers, screenwriters, actors, cinematographers and distributors. They also shoot the breeze about their new films, The Dare, World of Darkness, Fanged Up, & Retribution too.

The Filmmakers Podcast #58: Interview with actor Timothy Spall and director Stephen Cookson


Part 1 of our great chat with acting legend Timothy Spall and director Stephen Cookson. We discuss working with Tom Cruise & Cameron Crow. Making ‘Rock Star’ with Jennifer Aniston and Mark Walberg and how going to a Hollywood movie from indie films is the same but bigger. The difference between the two. How Tim and Stephen worked together for The first time on ‘My Angel’ feature film. Casting and delivering a project together after that. The go into detail about how they wrote STANLEY, A MAN OF VARIETY together. How Tim managed to play all 16 characters and be the only actor in the film and how directors differ.

Raising the finance through Red Rock and working with a small crew. Mark Brailsford who was a stand-in actor and deserves a shout out. “The older I get the more worried I get about getting it right”. We learn how Stephen went for being an extra to wanting to be a film director. Working with directors and what makes them good. β€œThe only thing as an actor you have to do is turn and be the part and make people believe you” & working with Clint Eastwood.

Part TWO will be out on Friday where we discuss Tim’s work on Harry Potter, we learn about Stephen’s directing background and whether an agent or manager is a good thing for a director to have.

Follow The Filmmakers Podcast on Twitter: @filmmakerspod | @gilesalderson and the official website


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