Kate Hardie has a pretty impressive CV: starring alongside Bob Hoskins and Michael Caine in Neil Jordan’s Mona Lisa, with Denzel Washington and Kevin Kline in Richard Attenborough’s Cry Freedom, with Richard E Grant and Judi Dench in Tim Sullivan’s Jack & Sarah, with Clive Owen and Gina McKee in Mike Hodges’ Croupier, she’s had a lot of first-hand experience with great cinema.
She is also an accomplished filmmaker, writing and directing works including the short film Shoot Me!, the Playhouse Presents episode Mr Understood, and the Coming Up episode Lickle Bill Um.
But her most exciting role is coming up in a few weeks when Kate joins us our next guest on Hell Is For Hyphenates!
Which filmmaker has Kate chosen to discuss with us?
It’s British director Antonia Bird!
Antonia Bird was a prolific director on television, working on Eastenders, Casualty, The Bill and many others. But it was her film work that made her a cult figure: the 1994 religious drama Priest, 1997’s crime thriller Face, and 1999’s colonial cannibal hit Ravenous solidified her reputation as a sharp, stylish filmmaker with a distinct directorial flair.
So what is it about Bird’s work that so appeals to Kate? Join us on April 30 when we find out!