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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Steven Berkoff. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Steven Berkoff, often where they are interviewed.

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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Steven Berkoff. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Steven Berkoff, often where they are interviewed.

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54 - Steven Berkoff

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My guest today is a an actor, author, playwright, and theatre director. I am talking today with Stephen Berkoff…..

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Jul 25 2020 · 31mins
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The shock of the old in Steven Berkoff’s ‘Greek’

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ARTS & SOCIETY FORUM: When Patrick Marmion first saw Stephen Berkoff’s Greek as a student back in the Eighties at the Edinburgh Festival it blew his head off. A notoriously difficult man himself who has been accused of all sorts of sexual transgression, there are aspects of his writing which are gloriously uncomfortable for today’s audiences. And yet with all the repressive puritanism that’s accompanied the counter revolution against the liberalism of the Sixties and Seventies, too many writers have lost touch with their creative libidos and we have grown accustomed to a theatre that is led by bloodless, neutered moralists. Patrick Marmion and Wendy Earle discuss.

Jun 18 2020 · 1hr 23mins

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Steven Berkoff, 'Tell Tale Heart'

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In this Film Ireland podcast, Paul Farren talks to Steven Berkoff about his feature film adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe chiller The Tell-Tale Heart

Staying faithful to Poe’s original short story of 1843, the film is a spine-chilling retelling of the dizzying tale of Edmund (Berkoff), a solitary figure who endeavours to convince the viewer of his sanity, whilst describing a murder he has committed. Haunted by the still beating heart of the dismembered body of his victim which he has hidden under the floorboards and under investigation by the police, the unhinged killer finally gives himself away driven mad by the sounds inside his head.

Tell Tale Heart is available on DVD from 11th June 2020 and on various digital platforms including Amazon, Apple TV and Google Play.

Directed by Stephen Cookson.
Adapted by Steven Berkoff and Stephen Cookson from a short story by Edgar Allan Poe.
Starring Steven Berkoff, Henry Goodman, Dudley Sutton.
Jun 17 2020 · 45mins
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STEVEN BERKOFF & MARTIN KEMP

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Playwright and actor Steven Berkoff has a passionate and controversial conversation with 80s pop legend and actor Martin Kemp. Bonding over stories of their upbringing, they talk candidly about their early dreams of heroism, a love of comics, and music idols. Martin also talks about his hedonistic lifestyle during his time in the band Spandau Ballet and how he suffered (and recovered) from two brain tumours.

Dec 06 2019 · 44mins
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Steven Berkoff: Shakespeare's Heroes and Villains

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Since the 1990s, playwright and actor Steven Berkoff has been traveling the world performing a one-actor show called "Shakespeare’s Villains." It’s fitting, coming from the actor perhaps best known for playing Beverly Hills Cop’s Victor Maitland, that Berkoff promotes the show’s examination of Iago, Shylock, Richard III, the Macbeths, and others as “A Master Class in Evil.”

Now, Berkoff has made a film of his performance. With additional material from "Henry V," it’s called "Shakespeare’s Heroes and Villains." We invited Steven Berkoff in to give us his thoughts on what Shakespeare’s villains have in common and why they hold such an enduring appeal. Berkoff is interviewed by Barbara Bogaev.

From the "Shakespeare Unlimited" podcast series. Published September 4, 2018. © Folger Shakespeare Library. All rights reserved. This podcast episode, “I Am Alone the Villain of the Earth,” was produced by Richard Paul. Garland Scott is the associate producer. It was edited by Gail Kern Paster and Esther Ferington. Ben Lauer is the web producer.
Sep 04 2018 · 32mins
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Steven Berkoff

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Michael Berkeley welcomes the actor, playwright and director Steven Berkoff, renowned for the visceral quality of his plays such as East, West, Decadence, Greek, Sink the Belgrano, Scumbags, Ritual in Blood and Messiah. He has also adapted and directed for the stage Kafka's Metamorphosis and The Trial, the Greek tragedy Agamemnon, and Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher. His plays, adaptations and his one-man show have toured widely abroad, from the Far East to the USA.

As an actor, Steven has appeared in films ranging from A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, Octopussy and Beverly Hills Cop to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. On TV he has been seen in The Professionals, Star Trek and Jonathan Creek, among others. He has published a variety of books on the theatre, and an autobiography, Free Association.

His eclectic musical choices range from music for the stage - Milhaud's ballet La création du monde, Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, Britten's opera A Midsummer Night's Dream and incidental music to Brecht's Mother Courage - to music that reflects his love of travel - Buddhist chant and an unusual Monkey Dance from Bali. There's also Ivo Pogorelich playing the second movement of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor, Op.111, and Chet Baker with the Rogers and Hart classic My Funny Valentine.

First broadcast in April 2012.
Aug 24 2016 · 34mins
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When Garry Met Steven Berkoff

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There is only one Steven Berkoff. Perhaps there’s only room for one. What happens when an enfant terrible of the British theatre grows up? They become Steven Berkoff, that’s what.

Prepare yourself for an encounter like no other. Bad boy Berkoff is every bit as bad as you’ve heard, and then some. But in this searingly honest encounter with Garry, he bares the soul of a great actor.

“Great actors are stupid” he spits out, contemptuously. Typical Berkoff. Uncensored, unrestrained, unleashed. The sort of radio you only get right here, on Litopia. Pass it on.

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    The director and playwright tells Anthony Clare about his lonely childhood before he trained as an actor. From October 1998.
    Jul 26 2014 · 44mins
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    Bishopsgate Institute Podcast: In Conversation with Steven Berkoff

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    Bishopsgate Institute Podcast: Steven Berkoff in converation with Dr Michelle Johansen. Recorded live at Bishopsgate Institute, 7 May 2009
    Aug 21 2009 ·
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    The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is actor, writer and director Steven Berkoff. Irreverent, energetic and compelling, his work has brought him an international reputation and his last West End production, Kvetch, was voted comedy of the year. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his love of drama and why it changed his life, his short spell in Hollywood playing archetypal villains and his time spent in Paris studying mime.

    [Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

    Favourite track: Koyaanisqatsi by Philip Glass
    Book: A gardening book
    Luxury: Piano
    Jan 12 1992 · 37mins