TALK SHOW WITH HARPER SIMON | EPISODE 27

Director Joe Wright on ANNA KARENINA, Keira Knightley, and Benedict Cumberbatch

PAN, PRIDE & PREJUDICE, ANNA KARENINA, and THE SOLOIST director Joe Wright joins Harper Simon for an unconventional discussion on the weirdness of Benedict Cumberbatch, abolishing the monarchy, and the muse that is Keira Knightley.


Guest Bio

Joe Wright’s recent films as director include Pan, The Soloist, Pride & Prejudice, and Anna Karenina. Mr. Wright won BAFTA’s Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a British Director, Writer or Producer in Their First Feature Film. He was also honored with the London Critics’ Circle Film Award for British Director of the Year and the Boston Society of Film Critics’ award for Best New Filmmaker. Pride & Prejudice was nominated for five additional BAFTA Awards, four Academy Awards (including Best Actress [Keira Knightley]), and two Golden Globe Awards; and won a second London Critics’ Circle Film Award, for Best British Supporting Actor (Tom Hollander), among other honors.


PAN, PRIDE & PREJUDICE, ANNA KARENINA, and THE SOLOIST director Joe Wright joins Harper Simon for an unconventional discussion on the weirdness of Benedict Cumberbatch, abolishing the monarchy, and the muse that is Keira Knightley. The pressures of making big budget movies, pleasures of making kids’ movies, and his unlikely inspiration from assassinated Congolese president Patrice Lumumba is illuminated in this uncensored episode of Talk Show.