How Matthew prepared for Frost/Nixon

Matthew Macfadyen has said he prepared for his role as John Burt in Frost/Nixon by meeting the man himself.

The actor plays David Frost's producer at the time of his historic interviews with former US President Richard Nixon, and said the meeting was invaluable for learning about the times.

"We met in London before I came over here to shoot. I don't know why I did, I wasn't trying to do a slaveless impersonation of him because he's not in the public eye in the way that David Frost is and Richard Nixon was. But I had a sort of check list that I sort of picked his brains about what the field was like at the time, it was useful," he said.

You can read the full article here. (thanks to cinecing for the link)

Where is Matthew's Oscar Nomination?

Now that Frost/Nixon has received 5 Oscar nominations, we can't help notice that the "Best Supporting Actor" list is missing a very important name.  Rants, Thoughts & Merde says it best

He worked that role, dammit...

You can read the blog here and read his previous post here.

Making of Frost/Nixon video

6point7 has found an exclusive video on the Independent in which you can catch glimpses of Matthew.

Watch the video here.

Little Dorrit DVD in US

Little Dorrit is going to be released in the US on DVD on April 28, 2009 as a 4 disc set for approx $50

See here for more information.

Free Screenings of Frost/Nixon in the UK

The Times has published a way for you to see Frost/Nixon in the UK early and free.

In cinemas January 23, you can see the film first and free thanks to Culture+. To claim two free tickets, choose a cinema from the list below, visit the website and enter the booking code. 

 Screenings take place on Sunday, January 18 at 10.30am for an 11am start.

Go HERE for more details. (thanks to Matthieu for finding the screenings)

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