John Madden interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with John Madden

Interviewed by: Jeremy Kagan

John Madden shares his varied experiences directing radio, British theatre, BBC television drama, and feature films like the 1998 international hit Shakespeare in Love.

Madden recalls the difficult task of casting the lead actor to play William Shakespeare in Shakespeare in Love, his strong feeling about Joseph Fiennes being right for the role and the value of a second audition.

Madden considers trusting your instincts, no matter the consequences, to be one of the most important lessons a director must learn in his or her career.

Exploring the central theme of the corrosive nature of a lie animated Madden's approach to The Debt.