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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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"I wrote TwentyFour Seven completely with Bob Hoskins in mind. [Producer] Stephen Wooley said, 'Well, I worked with him on Mona Lisa so I can at least get him to read it, but he’ll probably want to meet you.' He was doing a piece of theatre in the West End and I went backstage where he met me and shook my hand. He didn’t even talk about the film for about an hour and I just sat with him getting pissed on this wine in his dressing room with all the lights around the mirror and all that. He always said that because when I walked in I was the same shape as him, this little, short, slightly receding guy with stocky shoulders, he saw a little bit of himself in me. At the end he said, “I don’t care about the money, I love the script, I think you’re great, let’s do it.” And his word was his bond. They offered what I think was a day’s pay on the other things he could have done, but it was one of the best thing’s he’d done in that period of his career. I was really proud of that."
 

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