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Shane Meadows On Shane Meadows
The director of This Is England '86 takes us through his filmography

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"On my films you become friends with people and sometimes you stay friends, but not generally as a whole. But when Thomas Turgoose’s mum passed away, me and the cast of This Is England all got on a minibus and went to the funeral to support him, and there was this feeling that there was something special there. I said to Channel 4 from the beginning, I’m not going into This Is England '86 to make it as good as the film, I’m going to try to make it better. I know I probably won’t be able to, but if I try to go better I might get close to where the film was. So all the way down the line [I was] trying to do better than I did first time around, rather than think that people would cut me a bit of slack because they love Woody. I tried my hardest to make it as good as it could be. So if people don’t like it, that’s fine, but I gave it 110 percent."

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