If enjoy great comedy, then you’ll be as excited by our next guest as we are. Except we’re the ones who get to talk film with her for an hour, so we’re probably slightly more excited. But look, it’s not a competition. There’s definitely enough excitement to go around.
Maybe you know Alice Lowe from her roles in Hot Fuzz, The World’s End or Paddington. Or from her incredible performance as Madeleine Wool/Dr Liz Asher in the perfect Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace. Or for co-writing and co-starring in the instant cult classic Sightseers. Or any number of guest roles in The IT Crowd, Black Books or Snuffbox. Either way, if you’ve been keeping up with quality UK film and television, you’ve definitely seen her in a number of things.
Alice, who is in post-production on her feature directorial debut Prevenge, is taking time out to join us on Hyphenates this month. But which filmmaker has she chosen to discuss?
None other than the great Jim Henson!
We all know Jim Henson as the genius behind The Muppets and Sesame Street, and of course film fans don’t need to be reminded that he also directed Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal. But there is a huge part of Henson’s career as director that is largely unknown, and we’re looking forward to digging into that amidst all the Jareth quoting.
But what is it about Henson that Alice so adores? Join us on May 31 when the new episode of Hell Is For Hyphenates is released!