As the Harry Potter TV series gains momentum it doesn't look like JK Rowling's wizarding empire is slowing down any time soon. It would be great to see Carrow back behind the wand somewhere in this universe. Who knows? We might!
Multi-award winning The Witcher has been a phenomenal smash hit with audiences. The Witcher follows the life of Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, who struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than monsters and beasts. I am delighted to have Tom Canton as part of The Mighty Dragon interview series, discussing his career and, of course, The Witcher!
It was an absolute pleasure to chat with Jeppe not only about Haesten but how he got into acting, his life, hopes and ambitions. We of course talk about The Last Kingdom and the enduring fascination of Viking drama.
After we spoke, I reflected on Rudy’s achievements so far, it pained me to hear about his childhood, but he can be so proud that he provided the foundations for his brothers and guiding light for their wellbeing. What an incredible man he is.
From The Ritual to 1899, this actress keeps extending her range of characters and lighting up our screens. With a busy family life, Maria keeps grounded with meditation and most impressively paying it forward to the next generation.
I was delighted that 1899 actor Alexandre Willaume joined me on The Mighty Dragon podcast to discuss his character Anker, the hesitant priest aboard the ship. As a Danish actor, I was keen to get his insights into the strengths of the Danish film industry, and how he forged his career path. A career path which has taken him all over the world.
He recalls his time visiting The Last Emperor set in Beijing and witnessing 4,000 people on set under the command of Bernardo Bertolucci. His friendship with Federico Fellini and some unforgettable advice he was given.
Lorraine was Cheri in The Batman, the beautiful silver-fingered co-ed that works at the 44 Below. Other roles include The Lost Girls, Sensation, and Ground Control. She will be stepping into a well-known Paramount movie production soon, which is hugely exciting for this multi-talented actress, her star keeps rising.
When scrolling her multiple IMDb listings I was delighted to see that she had also appeared in Blithe Spirit (a Noel Coward play which yours truly appeared in years ago too!). A passion for period drama and some very exciting projects planned, I am delighted to welcome Stella Stocker to The Mighty Dragon.
With such a diverse career, this multi-talented actress has worked with some impressive, inspiring filmmakers such as Benicio Del Toro, Steven Soderbergh, John Malkovich and Martin Sheen. Notably, Marise is in one of my favourite films, Soderbergh's Che (parts 1 & 2) as Vilma Espin.
Jack describes Tom Cruise as "one of the last true movie stars", we get to hear how working with Tom is a masterclass in acting and filmmaking.
As Aldhelm in The Last Kingdom, James gives an insight into this loyal Mercian and devoted supporter of Æthelflæd. We peep behind the scenes too as James reveals his favourite memories from his time on set.
Adrian discusses Æthelhelm, his favourite parts of his character, his motivations and how the character immersed itself into The Last Kingdom. But was Athelhelm's movitations misjudged?
Carey chats to me about his time on The Book of Boba Fett set and how physically challenging and rewarding portraying Santy is. We also speak about how he got into the industry and his route into Twin Peaks, The Walking Dead, Mare of Easttown, Predators, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and so much more.
We know Tait as Alpha Trawler and Paz Visla in The Mandalorian. He shares with me how he prepared for these characters, his experience with George Lucas's linguist, Star Wars fan theories and some behind-the-scenes memories with Carl Weathers. His favourite Star Wars character surprised me at the time, but now reflecting back on our conversation can see how that all fits in.
As a Star Wars fan, one of the older generation ones, I am beyond honoured to have my first The Mandalorian interview in The Mighty Dragon, especially with such an accomplished actress as Emily Swallow.
Phillip Noyce talks to The Mighty Dragon about the challenges of filming at sea for the film Dead Calm, where Mother Nature called the shots.
What I remember the most about the great Bruce Lee is how much fun he was to be around, brilliant, kind, funny, talented, goal oriented, hard working, challenging and just a great human being.
It's a great time to chat with Ryan. Not only about Water but his other short film Hiraeth which was released last year. You can see from the stills below, both short films seem very different in tone.
Christian is a multi-talented actor. Not only is he multi-lingual (Swedish, English, French and Spanish!) but he boxes and specialises in Brazilian Ju-Jitsu too, it was interesting to hear the focus his training has given him in his acting life.
I'm so delighted to have Maria Tran back on The Mighty Dragon. Now based in Vegas, Maria has been super busy (and that's an understatement) with multiple projects. One being working alongisde Tim Roth in Last King of the Cross, a big budget Australian series based on the book by John Ibrahim. She talks to me about her character, Madame Tien, and the inspiration she got creating this formidable character.
Phillip also manages a Facebook screenwriting group, Screenwriters Talking Shop. This is a super-friendly, helpful and supportive group and a great resource for all writers serious about their craft.
It’s been a year since we last spoke where Debbi was in post production with Move Me No Mountain, her first feature film. A year down the line now, the film is on Amazon Prime! What an achievement!
Did I say mobster? Yes... but not quite what you expect with a mobster movie. This movie explores a very sensitive subject from boy to man, as Bobby Russo navigates his identity in an uber-macho environment.
Underneath the streets of Vegas lives a community of homeless, not much separates rich and poor in that City, from one extreme to another.