Category: STAR POWER
Greg Davies plans to add some polish to UK screens this week with the debut of his dark comedy series The Cleaner. He discusses how he adapted the show from a German series and why he’s excited by his lead role as a professional crime scene cleaner.
Sharlene Whyte and Hugh Quarshie reflect on their starring roles in Stephen, a three-part ITV drama that follows the investigation into the murder of Stephen Lawrence 13 years after he was killed in a racist attack.
US star Audra McDonald on her award-winning stage and screen career, starring opposite her husband in zombie horror-comedy The Bite and how she is targeting racism and homelessness through her charity work.
Swedish actor Helena af Sandeberg speaks to DQ about starring in Deg (Dough), in which she plays a woman whose seemingly perfect life is on the brink of disaster until she uncovers the stolen money from a robbery.
As the final season of Spanish drama Vis a Vis (Locked Up) arrives in the UK, star Maggie Civantos looks back on playing prison inmate Macarena Ferreira and how the show changed the landscape of Spanish television.
Icelandic star Ólafur Darri Ólafsson discusses taking a road trip across his home country and playing ‘himself’ for six-part series Journey, which he describes as one of the best jobs of his career.
Actors Johan Rheborg and Hanna Alström reveal what attracted them to their starring roles in Agatha Christie’s Hjerson, a Swedish series that offers a fresh and unique take on the crime writer’s work.
As BBC comedy Ghosts returns for a third season, stars, writers and executive producers Mathew Baynton, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond talk upcoming storylines, filming in Covid bubbles and the show’s family-friendly heart.
Actor Darya Moroz speaks to DQ about her role in Russian series Gold Diggers, presenting modern-day Moscow on screen and her journey behind the camera to become the drama’s showrunner.
British actor Ben Miller reveals why playing the title character in the UK remake of Belgian crime series Professor T is the part of a lifetime, as he talks about overcoming obsessive-compulsive disorder and his love of European drama.
Actors Natasha Little, Ty Tennant, Bayo Gbadamosi and Pearl Chanda discuss alien invasions in season two of War of the Worlds, Canal+ and The Walt Disney Company’s update of HG Wells’ classic novel.
British actor Rakie Ayola speaks to DQ about her award-winning turn in BBC drama Anthony, which imagines the life 18-year-old Anthony Walker might have lived had he not been murdered in 2005, and explains how she got into character to play his mother Gee.
Danish actors Carsten Bjørnlund and Marie Bach Hansen discuss playing husband and wife in ‘blue sky’ crime drama Hvide Sande (White Sands), in which they star as detectives who go undercover to solve a murder in an idyllic coastal town.
Kim’s Convenience star Simu Liu talks about becoming the first Asian ‘title superhero’ in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and discusses how minority actors should be better utilised to shape their characters and stories on screen.
Singer-turned-actor Amy Deasismont speaks to DQ about writing, co-directing and starring in Swedish comedy drama Thunder in my Heart, the story of a group of friends navigating their 20s together.
Bulgarian actor Julian Kostov tells DQ about his roles in fantasy drama Shadow & Bone and crime series Temple, as well as running a management company that seeks to bring greater representation to Eastern Europeans both in front of and behind the camera.
Ackley Bridge star Sunetra Sarker tells DQ about how the school-set drama has been revamped for its fourth season and discusses her role behind the scenes as an associate producer.
Glee and Vikings star Jessalyn Gilsig speaks to DQ about her latest project, Disney+ series Big Shot, shining a light on women in sport and reuniting with Big Little Lies creator David E Kelley.
Emily Watson and Denise Gough go head-to-head in ITV drama Too Close, a psychological thriller about a forensic psychiatrist who faces up to secrets in her own life when assigned to assess a mother accused of a horrendous crime.