Tag Archives: Paul McGann

30 Years On: Withnail and I (1987)

There are few films out there that will make me laugh myself to tears every time I watch them. Monty Python does, as does Mel Brooks, but as I’ve mentioned before, I also have to add the gem that is … Continue reading

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“Enough about me, let’s talk about me…”: When Actors Play Themselves (Sort-of)

What’s an actor to do when your star persona becomes a joke? You embrace it of course, and let the audience know that you’re in on the gag. It can be incredibly self-indulgent if mishandled, but if pitched just right … Continue reading

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Fifteen Shades of Black: Part 2

This article was originally published on Subtitled Online May 2013 It’s time for the second part of my countdown of my absolute favourite black comedies from Britain and Ireland (Here’s part 1). You’ll definitely laugh at them, but you might  sometimes feel … Continue reading

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