Podcast: in conversation with Oliver Parker: The Great Escaper, running times, and a bit of Clive Barker

Michael Caine and John Standing in The Great Escaper.
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In a special episode of the Film Stories podcast, director Oliver Parker joins Simon for a long chat about his latest film, and his career. The new film is The Great Escaper, starring Michael Caine and the late Glenda Jackson. They natter about how the film came to be, and the challenges involved in making the film.

They also recall when Parker managed to get Othello down to just over two hours, and running times in general. Plus, in a not entirely expected turn, they end up chatting too about Clive Barker, and the plans once upon a time to bring Hellraiser to the stage!

The Great Escaper is in UK cinemas on October 6th 2023.

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