Stephen Graham

RTS and Sky Atlantic present In Conversation with Stephen Graham

One of Britain’s most beloved actors, Stephen Graham, best known for his iconic roles in film and TV series, Snatch and This is England, has a career most actors could only dream of. From playing Al Capone in Boardwalk Empire and winning accolades for his turn in Little Boy Blue, to creating a deep and complex character in Save Me.

Now, in celebration of his body of work, Stephen will discuss his varied and fascinating career with rising star and Save Me co-star Alice Feetham.

First glimpse of Lennie James in Save Me Too

Nelly Rowe (Lennie James) (Credit: Sky/Sky Studios/World Productions)

Save Me Too follows the return of estranged father Nelly (Lennie James), seventeen months after his unsuccessful search for his missing daughter Jody.

Challenged to re-evaluate his life decisions, Nelly’s search forced him to take dangerous risks that dragged him into a dark underworld that trafficks kidnapped youngsters including Jody.

Stephen Graham boards adaptation of The North Water

Captain Brownlee (Stephen Graham) in The North Water (Credit: BBC/Harpooner Films Limited/Dean Rogers)

The North Water is set during the late 1850s and follows a disgraced army surgeon, Patrick Sumner (O’Connell), who attempts to flee from his past by joining a whaling expedition in the Arctic.

Led by Captain Brownlee (Graham) and the ship’s owner Baxter (Courtenay), Sumner serves on the Volunteer as the ship’s medic.

Sumner’s quest for redemption takes a brutal turn when he encounters cruel harpooner Henry Drax (Colin Farrell), whose indifference towards killing reflects the harshness of the Arctic wasteland they’re sailing towards.

Stephen Graham discusses his career and what advice he'd give to aspiring actors

Stephen Graham (Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

Over the past couple of decades, Stephen Graham has become increasingly hard to avoid on both TV and film. The variety of roles he’s taken on is extraordinary. He can play cops and robbers, modern and period drama, ordinary and larger-than-life characters. He is convincing in all of them.

Stephen Graham looks back on his exceptional career in television

Graham – who was named Best Actor at last year’s RTS Programme Awards for his portrayal of the detective investigating the murder of Rhys Jones in the harrowing ITV real-life drama, Little Boy Blue – was in conversation with Alice Feetham, his co-star in current Sky Atlantic thriller Save Me.

In Conversation with Stephen Graham | Highlights

RTS award winning actor Stephen Graham sat down with his Save Me co-star Alice Feetham to discuss his extraordinary career for an event with RTS and Sky Atlantic. 

Graham spoke of his humble beginnings and his unconventional auditions that got him to where he is today.

“In conversation with Stephen Graham” was a joint venture between the RTS and Premier Communications. It was held at King’s Place in central London on 18 February.

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Monday

Exodus: Our Journey to Europe

BBC Two

9pm

This three-part documentary series offers a unique insight into the intense and dangerous journeys made by migrants at the peak of the 2015 refugee crisis.

Migrants who were fleeing war, poverty or political upheaval were given camera phones to capture their journey to the relative safety of European shores.

They filmed where regular TV crews could not: on inflatable dinghies bobbing across the Mediterranean or in the backs of trucks as they were smuggled across the Sahara.

Richard E. Grant explores Ealing Comedies

Richard E. Grant on Ealing Comedies takes a look at the impact of the comedy brand, and visits historic landmarks linked to their films such as Leeds Castle in Kent and the backstreets of Battersea and Bermondsey, as well as the site of Ealing Studios.

Grant is joined on camera by fellow actors Mike Myers, Peter Capaldi, Michael Palin, and Stephen Fry in celebrating the once great name of Ealing Comedies.