Arrested Development has won six Primetime Emmy awards including Outstanding Comedy Series in 2004, and Time magazine included it in its All-Time 100 TV Shows list. Lipton, who has a recurring guest role on Arrested Development as prison warden Stefan Gentiles, will be joined by Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, and creator Mitch Hurwitz. In the episode, series creator Mitch Hurwitz unveils his real-life inspiration behind the Banana Stand and the personal meaning behind the name 'Maeby'. Find out the stars' favourite season four moments, which cast member swore off television after many false starts, who moonlights as a teacher, and the genesis of Portia de Rossi's name.
Host James Lipton's studious research and enlightened curiosity inspires the world's most accomplished artists, from actors and directors to musicians and comedians, to open up and confess their deepest thoughts about their craft.
Host James Lipton asks Fey about her comedy roots in Chicago, being the first female head writer for Saturday Night Live, hosting the Golden Globes with Amy Poehler, and her role in national politics as a Sarah Palin impersonator.
To be a Hollywood great is to fly too close to the sun, to embody the dreams of millions while placing your fate in their hearts. This program celebrates the lives of those who soared the highest.
Fred Astaire, born in 1899, was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer, musician and actor. His stage and subsequent film career spanned a total of 76 years, during which he made 31 musical films. He was named the fifth Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute. He is famous for his on screen partnership with fellow actress and dancer Ginger Rogers, with whom he made 10 films. It is said by Gene Kelly said that "the history of dance on film begins with Astaire". Beyond film and television, many classical dancers and choreographers, Rudolf Nureyev, Sammy Davis, Jr, Michael Jackson, Gregory Hines, Mikhail Baryshnikov, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins among them, also acknowledged his importance and influence. Classic titles include The Gay Divorcee, Top Hat, Swing Time, Royal Wedding, Holiday Inn, Funny Face (with Audrey Hepburn), On the Beach (anti-nuclear war film set against the cold war) and Towering Inferno.
Deborah Jane Kerr was a Scottish film and television actress. She won the Sarah Siddons Award for her Chicago performance as Laura Reynolds in Tea and Sympathy (a role which she originated on Broadway), a Golden Globe Award for the motion picture The King and I, and was a three-time winner of the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress. She was also the recipient of honorary Oscar, BAFTA and Cannes Film Festival awards. She was nominated six times for the Academy Award for Best Actress but never won. In 1994, however, she was awarded the Academy Honorary Award, cited by the Academy as "an artist of impeccable grace and beauty, a dedicated actress whose motion picture career has always stood for perfection, discipline and elegance". Her classic films include The King and I, An Affair to Remember, From Here to Eternity, Quo Vadis, The Innocents, Black Narcissus, Heaven Knows, Mr Allison, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp and Separate Tables.
Members of the famed institution participate in an in-depth interview.
Hosted by James Lipton, this program welcomes the cast of the critically acclaimed horror drama, The Walking Dead. Cast members Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Norman Reedus and Steven Yeun and executive producers Robert Kirkman and Scott M Gimple join Lipton to discuss the history of this renowned series. Based on the comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead follows a group of survivors who have entered a post-apocalyptic world taken over by zombies where humans struggle to adapt and fight for their lives.
Hosted by James Lipton, this program presents a hilarious and heart-warming episode with Academy Award-nominated actor Steve Carell. On the Actors Studio stage, Carell reflects on his early days in the business, both as a student and teacher of The Second City, followed by his successful segue from the small screen to the silver screen. Carell also discusses his celebrated work in renowned films such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Little Miss Sunshine, Crazy Stupid Love, Get Smart and Foxcatcher, along with his unforgettable portrayal of Michael Scott in the comedy series, The Office, which earned him a 2006 Golden Globe Award and multiple Emmy nominations. Specifically, Carell opens up about his affinity for portraying 'losers', a recurring theme throughout his career, as well as his overall appreciation for the opportunity to work in the rising entertainment industry.
Host Lipton sits down with the four-time Emmy-winner in light of his titular role in the new biographical drama film, Trumbo, where Cranston plays Dalton Trumbo, a top Hollywood screenwriter who was blacklisted for political reasons. Through the episode, Cranston intimately recalls his early days, including a defining moment in his childhood when he went from an outgoing and happy youth to a recluse after his father left his family. He carefully navigates some of his most well-known roles and the challenges that came along with them, including how he shaped his quirky paternal character, Hal, in Malcom in the Middle, and how he drew inspiration from his own broken father when creating his vision for the iconic character of Walter White. You will also be heartened to learn of the actor's powerful thoughts while shooting one of the most pivotal scenes from Breaking Bad, as well as what Cranston believes to be Walter's ultimate 'truth'.
The Emmy-winning series hosted by James Lipton, presents a laugh-out-loud episode with iconic stand-up comedian Sarah Silverman. Host James Lipton sits down with the two-time Emmy-winning performer in anticipation of her leading role in the film, I Smile Back. With a versatile career including film, television, stand-up comedy, and more, Silverman takes the audience from her childhood to the established success she endures today.
Presented by Python nut Hugh Bonneville, each episode sees stars of the comedy world pick their favourite sketches and explain why these moments deserve to be considered as Monty Python's finest.
Former stand-up comedian Kilph Nesteroff takes a look at what it takes to be a comic, seeking out rookie and veteran comics to uncover hidden truths of the profession to reveal the universal humanity behind the craft of comedy. Bombing strikes fear in the heart of every stand-up. Kilph hits the open mic scene for answers, with help from Attell, Lange, Birbiglia, and Hedberg.
Family entertainment with Michael McIntyre, featuring music from All Saints. A plasterer gets the shock of his life when he becomes the unexpected star of the show, and One Show host Alex Jones hands over her phone for another celebrity edition of Send to All.
Can comedy be taught in a classroom? Kilph Nesteroff explores this question with the help of iconoclastic comic Doug Stanhope, and visits with those trying to teach the craft of comedy.
Family entertainment with Michael McIntyre, featuring music from Katherine Jenkins and a performance from mind magician Colin Cloud. A florist gets the surprise of her life when she becomes the unexpected star of the show, and former Welsh international footballer Robbie Savage hands over his phone for another celebrity edition of Send to All.
In this episode of The Art of Directing, presented by actress Cush Jumbo, we explore the life and career of award-winning filmmaker Mira Nair.
Presented by Monty Python fan Hugh Bonneville, this series features some of Python's greatest sketches, and the classics include: Working Class Playwright, How to Defend Yourself Against Fresh Fruit, Communist Quiz, How Not to be Seen and Nudge Nudge, plus we feature a scene from Monty Python's Meaning of Life and take a look at some of Terry Gilliam's classic animations. There's fantastic contributions from Paul Whitehouse, Simon Pegg, Dara O Briain, Seth Green and Charlie Higson.
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