Distinct Nostalgia

Great British Film - Merchant Ivory Memories - James Wilby on playing Maurice

August 22, 2020 MIM
Distinct Nostalgia
Great British Film - Merchant Ivory Memories - James Wilby on playing Maurice
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Distinct Nostalgia
Great British Film - Merchant Ivory Memories - James Wilby on playing Maurice
Aug 22, 2020
MIM

It was 1987 and Merchant Ivory (with help from Channel 4) embarked on an adaptation of EM Forster's novel Maurice - a story of forbidden gay love in Edwardian England. It had an all star supporting cast including Simon Callow, Denholm Elliot, Billie Whitelaw, Barry Foster and Ben Kingsley, A landmark movie for Merchant Ivory (producers of, among others Room With a View and Howard's End), it launched the careers of three young stars - James Wilby (as Maurice Hall), Hugh Grant (as Clive Durham) and Rupert Graves (as Alec Scudder). Here James reminisces with Ashley Byrne about playing the lead.

The Distinct Nostalgia theme is owned by MIM Productions and composed by Rebecca Applin and Chris Warner. 

From now onwards you can enjoy 4 NEW Distinct Nostalgia shows every single week ...

Tuesday is specials day and for the next few weeks it's the home of Kelly's Heroes with Queer as Folk star Craig Kelly.

Thursday is now Distinct Nostalgia soap day. Loads of retro soap chat with the actual stars who were there ... 

The regular Distinct Nostalgia programme moves to Saturdays with a variety of shows celebrating all our tv and film yesterdays.

And of course we’ve also got the Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month Quiz with Andy Hoyle.

Distinct Nostalgia - 4 Times A Week plus a treasure trove of programmes to listen to any time at DistinctNostalgia.com

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/distinctnostalgia)

Show Notes

It was 1987 and Merchant Ivory (with help from Channel 4) embarked on an adaptation of EM Forster's novel Maurice - a story of forbidden gay love in Edwardian England. It had an all star supporting cast including Simon Callow, Denholm Elliot, Billie Whitelaw, Barry Foster and Ben Kingsley, A landmark movie for Merchant Ivory (producers of, among others Room With a View and Howard's End), it launched the careers of three young stars - James Wilby (as Maurice Hall), Hugh Grant (as Clive Durham) and Rupert Graves (as Alec Scudder). Here James reminisces with Ashley Byrne about playing the lead.

The Distinct Nostalgia theme is owned by MIM Productions and composed by Rebecca Applin and Chris Warner. 

From now onwards you can enjoy 4 NEW Distinct Nostalgia shows every single week ...

Tuesday is specials day and for the next few weeks it's the home of Kelly's Heroes with Queer as Folk star Craig Kelly.

Thursday is now Distinct Nostalgia soap day. Loads of retro soap chat with the actual stars who were there ... 

The regular Distinct Nostalgia programme moves to Saturdays with a variety of shows celebrating all our tv and film yesterdays.

And of course we’ve also got the Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month Quiz with Andy Hoyle.

Distinct Nostalgia - 4 Times A Week plus a treasure trove of programmes to listen to any time at DistinctNostalgia.com

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/distinctnostalgia)