‘Shakespeare’s Africa play’

29th February 2012

The first day of the location shoot for our film version of the Royal Shakespeare Company's new Julius Caesar is now just over seven weeks away. We have found our location and we are putting together our crew. BBC Four's funding more

BBC: ‘bastion of mediocrity’

27th February 2012

I have been reading the late Tony Richardson's memoir Long Distance Runner. (I know I promised a Julius Caesar update, but that waits on a RSC press release - tomorrow, I hope.) It is not clear whether Richardson's more

A Dickens of a day

26th February 2012

We cried, we cheered and we clapped (a bit), and then we cried some more. At 11.30 in the morning we set out with Nicholas, Kate and friends, plus a few enemies, on the wonderful journey that was (and, in more

Blunted Points [updated]

21st February 2012

Tomorrow Arts Council England and the BBC announce the projects to be funded for this summer's exciting digital arts project The Space (see my earlier post Make it new). I did some initial consultancy for The Space but more

Catching up…

17th February 2012

Yes, I've been super-busy - and, yes, I feel guilty about not posting here for nearly a fortnight. So let me construct a post about a few of the things we're involved in and also about one or two new more

Postcard from the battlefields

4th February 2012

For a project about the First World War to be released later in the year (when I'll blog it), I have been filming in Belgium and France. The weather was bitterly cold and our car got caught in a scary blizzard, more