In last night’s MK3D, first off, comic genius and delightful person Richard Ayoade graced the stage to talk about one of his all-time favourite films Road House (1989), which he introduced at the Prince Charles Cinema later that evening. Mark and he talked about the two films he directed, Submarine (2010) and The Double (2013), and about Garth Marenghi, the spoof pulp horror author Richard developed for the TV series with Matthew Holness. We were tickled to hear the look of the character was based on William Friedkin.
Fenella Fielding, who has just been awarded an OBE for services to the arts and to charity, was due to join us next but was not well enough to come. Mark wished her well and we hope to welcome her on a next show.
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Our final guest was Rob Brydon, who is in the upcoming Swimming with Men (2018), which was a chance to share some stories about The Trip (2010) and Cock and Bull Story (2005). His Guilty Pleasure was Superman 2 (1980), for the exquisite cool of Christopher Reeves and Margot Kidder.
Explaining why he chose this film – and that it wasn’t actually ‘guilty’ – he said to Mark: “Your people asked me to choose a film that…” To which Mark exclaimed: “People? People? I have one Person! That’s Hedda – she’s over there!”
Ace Producer Hedda Archbold – that’s me.