Brixton-raised Skin tells her tale of going from a vulnerable young woman to the fiery, no-nonsense front woman of rock band Skunk Anansie. She details how the band got signed, her process writing songs, and offers anecdotes galore including, sitting with Pavarotti in his kitchen as he cooks; a bad experience with Michael Jackson at Nelson Mandela’s 80th birthday party that she couldn’t put in her autobiography; the full run-down on the band’s Glastonbury headline slot and the criticisms that came with the news of them playing.
Ben Schwartz’s credits are huge and diverse, and on this first of two Reel Feedback new season episodes, he talks about his career as actor, writer and voice artist as well as the workings of improv comedy and how he turned a one paragraph appearance as Jean Ralphio into a returning, beloved character.
Shaun of the Dead, The Descent, Braindead, Eden Lake, horror films with very different agendas, but all needed grue, gore and top-notch make up FX. This week’s guest talks to host Kevin Dawson about working with Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Michael Fassbender, Peter Jackson, Neil Marshall and more across his fascinating blood-soaked career in prosthetic effects.