Andrew Burns

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James McAvoy

James McAvoy: Irvine Welsh needs to be brought to the world

Andrew Burns

Hollywood favourite James McAvoy on Filth, mental health on the big screen and “one of the best scripts I’ve ever read”

Bryan Cranston in the final episode of Breaking Bad

TV masterpiece Breaking Bad comes to perfect end

Andrew Burns

As cult American drama Breaking Bad switches off for good, Andrew Burns calls it a “triumph worthy of the best-ever crown”

Steve James

The Big Issue at 22: Britain from a unique perspective

Andrew Burns

Marking our birthday week, Big Issue vendors guide us through a tour of the nation as they see it

Greg Dyke

Greg Dyke blasts BBC chairman over Savile scandal

Andrew Burns

The former BBC director general pulls no punches in his assessment of the state of the BBC Trust

Thomas Augaitis as a Big Issue vendor in Sunshine on Leith

Vendor’s sunshine swing on Leith

Andrew Burns

Praised as “the finest Scottish film since Gregory’s Girl”, Sunshine on Leith features a dancing Big Issue vendor

Graham Linehan

Father Ted creator blasts Woody Allen

Andrew Burns

Sitcom veteran Graham Linehan labels Woody Allen a "master of self-deception" after reading The Big Issue interview

James McAvoy in Filth

Irvine Welsh interview: Bringing Filth to life

Andrew Burns

Celebrated Scottish author Irvine Welsh on the Hollywood legal battle that kept Filth under wraps for a decade and a half

Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston: “Walter White will resonate”

Andrew Burns

Five years ago, man-of-the-moment Bryan Cranston told The Big Issue why Breaking Bad would be a hit

Woody Allen

Woody Allen: "Show-business? Construction work is harder"

Andrew Burns

Woody Allen tells The Big Issue about his surprise at the success of Blue Jasmine - watch the trailer here

Matthew Lewis

Matthew Lewis: "I wondered if they were going to recast me"

Andrew Burns

Harry Potter star Matthew Lewis on keeping his part in the hit series - and the scene that never was

'Mrs Brown is the 21st century voice of reason'

Andrew Burns

TV favourite Mrs Brown is Britain's real 'Queen of hearts', argues biographer Brian Beacom

Tim Rice

Tim Rice: “It's important to get a kicking sometimes”

Andrew Burns

The king of musicals reflects upon coming to terms with failure, cherishing old friends and his unfulfilled dream

Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer: "London is the city New York wants to be"

Andrew Burns

Comedian Harry Shearer on recording The Simpsons, "worthless" American news channels and his love of Alan Partridge

Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders

Cillian Murphy: “I try to avoid the internet”

Andrew Burns

Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy on social media, and the responsibility of portraying the IRA on screen

George Best

George Best: The first celebrity footballer

Andrew Burns

The Manchester United legend "didn’t look like any other footballer had looked before," says biographer Duncan Hamilton

Jenni Murray

Jenni Murray: "The first thing I did was scream with fury"

Andrew Burns

The Woman’s Hour presenter on how a childhood experience prepared her for dealing with breast cancer, plus her one real regret...

Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders

Cillian Murphy: “It is a golden age for TV”

Andrew Burns

Irish actor Cillian Murphy has joined the rush of Hollywood stars appearing on the small screen

Arthur Darvill

Arthur Darvill: From Doctor Who to the home of Shakespeare

Andrew Burns

Arthur Darvill leaves Rory behind to write the music for a sexed-up Greek tragedy at Shakespeare's Globe theatre

Harry Shearer

Harry Shearer: “Don’t rush into another war”

Andrew Burns

American political satirist Harry Shearer sees parallels between the Syria crisis and the previous conflicts of Iraq and Vietnam

Ché Walker on the set of The Lightning Child at Shakespeare's Globe

Ché Walker: 'Drama must be accessible to the disadvantaged'

Andrew Burns

Playwright Ché Walker on why the huge cuts in arts funding will be detrimental to the mental health of society

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