Interviews at Den Of Geek

Here's where you can find an up-to-date list of the interviews available on the site...

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MOVIE (alphabetical by first name)

ADAM BRITTON Want a crocodile in your movie? Then you need to call Adam Britton. That’s what the makers of Black Water did…

ADAM WESTWas the Batmobile a lemon? Is the Batcape a girl-magnet? And which actors does the original Batman really rate in the new films? DoG chats with a cult legend…

ADRIENNE BARBEAUThe formidable star of Escape From New York and other cult classics chats with DoG about writing, bats, therapy, and kicking ass…

ALLY SHEEDYWarGames. The Breakfast Club. Short Circuit. Just three of the reasons why Ally Sheedy has been on our interview wish-list for some time. And we finally tracked her down for a chat…

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ANDY SERKISLord Of The Rings and King Kong actor Andy Serkis is part of the all-star voice cast of The Brightonomicon. At its launch, we caught up with the man who’s about to take his first steps on the Tintin films…

ANGUS MACLANE of PIXARAngus MacLane, the supervising animator on Wall-E, talks about the secrets of Pixar, the joys of Lego, R2D2 and his love for James Camerons’ Aliens

BRAD DOURIFThe voice of Chucky and a familiar face from many genre classics including Lord Of The Rings and Alien Resurrection, Brad Dourif chats with DoG…

BRETT A. HART The director of Bone Dry and the forthcoming Dan O’Bannon-penned The Pain Clinic chats with us…

CAROLINE MUNRO The Lambs Navy poster girl of the 70s and 80s, and the star of many sci-fi, fantasy and horror movies such as Dracula AD:1972, The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad and Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter talks to Simon and Martin at Memorabilia 2007.

DAN O’BANNON The creator of Alien and the creative force behind Total Recall, Return Of The Living Dead, Blue Thunder, Screamers and many others is outspoken on many subjects in a long interview….

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DANIEL MYRICKThe co-writer and director of The Blair Witch Project talks about the influence of his film, what he did next, Cloverfield, and his latest project…

DANNY WALLACE We asked Danny Wallace, author of Yes Man, Join Me! and Friends Like These, for an interview. Guess what he said?

DARIO ARGENTO Italian horror legend Dario Argento has a quick chat with DoG about concluding the Three Mothers trilogy, Edgar Allen Poe and censors…

DARREN LYNN BOUSEMAN The director of Saw 2/3/4 talks to DoG about his offbeat sci-fi musical, the Saw films, and where torture-porn is going next.

DEAN CUNDEYFrom The Thing to Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Dean Cundey is one of the most respected and in-demand cinematographers in Hollywood…

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DEE WALLACE Besieged by werewolves in The Howling, cannibal mountain-men in The Hills Have Eyes, silly aliens in Critters and cute aliens in E.T., Dee Wallace has more than earned her stripes in cult movies.

FRANCK KHALFOUNThe director of new horror P2 chats to Den Of Geek about how easy it was to get an atmosphere of high-tension at 2am in a wet car-park…

GILES ALDERSONNight Junkies actor Giles Alderson talks to Sarah about indie horror films and I Want Candy, among others.

GUILLERMO DEL TOROSpeaking exclusively to Den Of Geek from Los Angeles, Guillermo del Toro talks Hellboy, The Hobbit, The Witches, Mountains of Madness and a whole lot more…

IRA NEWBORN He’s scored movies by John Hughes, John Landis and Kevin Smith. He’s the man behind the music from Police Squad! And now, Ira Newborn is talking to us…

JOE DANTE He made Gremlins. He turned down Airplane. He’s the legend behind The Howling, Piranha and so many more. We’re proud as punch to talk to Mr Joe Dante….

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JOHN BADHAMThe director of WarGames, Short Circuit and Saturday Night Fever – among many other cult classics – chats with DoG…

JOHN CARPENTERAbandon all hope of an objective interview as Martin gets to chat with his ultimate Hollywood hero…

JOHN DYKSTRA From pioneering effects work on Star Wars through to Batman, Spiderman and Hancock, John Dykstra is an SFX legend…

JONATHAN KING Director of semi-spoof New Zealand horror flick Black Sheep Jonathan King has a chat with Sarah.

KEVIN REYNOLDSThe director of Waterworld, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and The Count Of Monte Cristo talks Spielberg, shooting on water, and directing the buffalo in Dances With Wolves

KIT RYAN Kit Ryan talks about Botched, which features a barrel-load of bad luck and a very peculiar rat…

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LESLIE NIELSONPolice Squad. Airplane. Forbidden Planet. The Poseidon Adventure. And now, Den of Geek. Ladies and gentlemen, Leslie Nielsen…

LESLIE PHILIPS Smooth, silky and with a career that finds him going from strength to strength, Simon is just about worthy to interview the great Leslie Philips.

LLOYD KAUFMAN The president of Troma Entertainment, chairman of the Independent Film and Television Alliance, and creator of such films as The Toxic Avenger and Poultrygeist talks politcs with Sarah.

MARGARET NOLAN The Bond girl and Carry On star breaks nearly thirty years of silence to talk frankly about the vagaries of life as a sex-symbol and the hard truth behind the jollity of the Carry On films.

MARK HERMANThe writer-director behind Brassed Off and Little Voices talks about his new film, Dudley Moore, and the best quick break he ever had..

MICHAEL RADFORD Michael Radford talks about trying to cast Sean Connery in Nineteen-eighty-four, worries over Richard Burton, Il Postino, and why he won’t be working with Harvey Weinstein ever again…

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MICHAEL STAININGER A new adaptation of Poe’s ‘Ligeia’, with Wes Bentley and Michael Madsen, is now in post-production. DoG chats to the director…

MICHAEL WINSLOWHe made funny noises in Police Academy. He scared us witless as the voice of Stripe in Gremlins. Heck, the man even turned up in Spaceballs. It’s Michael Winslow…

MICHAEL YORKWith roles wooing Raquel Welch and Jenny Agutter, Austin Powers’ long-suffering boss hasn’t had too hard a time of it…

NEIL GAIMAN AND ROGER AVARY The writers and producers of hit CGI epic Beowulf chat to Sarah about the long history of the project.

ORNELLA MUTI She captivated a generation of male viewers as Princess Aura in 1980’s Flash Gordon. She’s the most glamorous grandmother you’ve ever seen, and she spares us a few insights into the making of her most popular film here.

PADDY BREATHNACH The director of drug-addled horror movie Shrooms talks about the project and about Irish horror films – or why there are so few of them.

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RACHEL TALALAYThe disputes. The acrimony. The Spice Girls and Avril Lavigne! The director of Tank Girl talks with us at length about the project she would like to re-make…

REECE SHEARSMITH“It was fantastic to be Jamie Lee Curtis for six weeks on the Isle of Man.”: Reece Shearsmith talks The Cottage, The League Of Gentlemen, Psychoville, Doctor Who and more…

RICHARD MORRISON The man who designed titles for Sweeney Todd, the original Tim Burton Batman film, for Terry Gilliam, David Lean and many others

ROB COHENWith Mummy 3 holding its own against The Dark Knight, the director of XxX and Fast And The Furious is a happy man right now…

ROBERT PATRICKTerminator 2‘s T1000 talks The X-Files, Sarah Connor Chronicles, T4, The Sopranos and a whole lot more…

ROGER CHRISTIAN From Star Wars and Alien to Battlefield Earth, designer and director Roger Christian talks about the highs and lows…

STELLAN SKARSGARD Hollywood’s favourite Swedish actor talks to Den of Geek about Waz, The Exorcist prequels, Mamma Mia, and strange comments on the IMDB.

STEPHEN KING The master of horror talks about blood, flesh and the devil in an interview that took some years to see the light of day.

STEVE STARKEYBeowulf producer Steve Starkey talks about the innovative Zemeckis project.

TOM SHANKLAND The director of horror-thriller Waz talks about Stellan Skarsgård, torture and altruism.

TOM WOODRUFF Jr.The man who has made and worn the Alien suit in all the movies since Aliens talks with DoG about his extraordinary trade, CGi and prosthetic Hulks…

UWE BOLL interview by Sarah Dobbs Wow, Sarah is actually in Uwe Boll’s Postal! Here she takes her director aside for a chat about beating up his critics in a boxing ring and making horror movies with a message – to the surprise of his detractors.

UWE BOLL interview by John Moore The director who always comes out fighting – sometimes literally – chats with us about Postal and more…

VALERIE LEONOne of the most familiar faces of 1970s glamour chats to DoG about Bond, freezing in forests in Zeta One and working in Carry-On films…

VANGELIS You can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times that the ultra-reclusive Greek composer has gone on-the-record about his classic Blade Runner soundtrack. Here’s finger number five!

WILLIAM MORGAN SHEPPARD Fresh off the set of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek, the most ubiquitous genre actor since John Carradine talks about his work in Max Headroom, Transformers, The Prestige and more…

ZACH GALLIGAN The Gremlins star talks about belching gremlins, the Oscars, Cloverfield and There Will Be Blood

 

TV (alphabetical by first name)

 

AMANDA TAPPING As the Ark Of Truth hits DVD, Stargate superstar Amanda Tapping – aka Samantha Carter – spares some time for a chat…

ANDY CRANEAs the face of Children’s BBC in the late 1980s, Andy Crane was watched by over 10 million people. Here, he reflects on his career, on Willy Fog day, and fills us in on what he’s doing now…

ANNABEL JANKELMax Headroom co-creator Annabel Jankel talks us through the conceptualisation of the character…

CHARLIE BROOKER When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will…invade reality TV? The author of Dead Set tells us all about it…

COLIN BOSTOCK-SMITHColin Bostock-Smith has penned umpteen television and radio comedies throughout his distinguished career. Here, he joins Den Of Geek for a talk about his work….

COLIN SALMON Billed as a future James Bond, Doctor Who guest-star Colin Salmon – who appeared in a central role in Resident Evil – is slated to appear in the next Punisher movie.

DANNY JOHN-JULESFamous as Cat from Red Dwarf, Danny chats with us about whether there’ll be a Red Dwarf movie, Guillermo Del Toro, Maid Marion and LOADS more…

ELIZABETH SLADEN Possibly the most revered -certainly the most in-demand- of the Doctor Who assistants, Elizabeth Sladen talks about malfunctioning robot dogs, dodgy fan mail and corsets.

ERIN GRAY As the Spandex-clad, authoritative-but-sexy Wilma Deering in Buck Rogers In The 25th Century (US TV, 79-81), Erin Gray dropped the jaws of many an adolescent boy (and his dad). She talks to DoG about Buck, inspiring young women, her start in showbusiness and that costume…

GERRY ANDERSONThe grand-master of British sci-fi TV chats about getting shows made, turbulence in space and a Thunderbirds remake…

GORDON KENNEDYActor, producer and writer Gordon Kennedy talks to us about the influential nineties sketch show, Absolutely

JAMES MORANWant to know what it’s like to write for Torchwood and Doctor Who, how the process works and what it’s like to watch your own episode being shown? We asked Mr Moran…

JANE BADLERAll-time sci-fi goddess Jane Badler – lizard-queen Diana in cult classic ‘V‘ – is Australia’s gain, America’s loss. We caught up with her in August…

JIM BOWENSuper! Smashing! Great! It’s Bullseye‘s legendary host Jim Bowen, and he’s talking to Den Of Geek.

We had another chat with Jim about his Christmas 2008 single.

JOE MORTONOn the eve of season 3 of Eureka, Joe Morton talks with us about Terminator 2, Brother From Another Planet and hyperventilating…

JONATHAN LYNN From On The Buses to Yes. Minister and Yes, Prime Minister via Clue, Jonathan Lynn says yes to a chat with DoG.

KATEE SACKHOFF With the fourth and final season of Galactica airing in the US next Friday, Starbuck actor Katee Sackhoff engages a gaggle of journalists -including Martin – for a long chat…

KEITH CHEGWIN Cheggars! He talks about miscreant kids at the live Swap Shop transmissions, getting naked for a quiz show and much more in this hilarious chat with Simon.

KENNETH JOHNSONThe man behind the original Bionic Woman, The Incredible Hulk and the acclaimed ‘V‘ has a chat with DoG…

LEE McDONALD He captivated the youth of the nation as Zammo Maguire in Grange Hill. And now he’s talking to Den Of Geek.

LOUISE JAMESONDoctor Who‘s Leela, Louise Jameson, talks to Martin about conventions, Tom Baker, Mary Whitehouse and The Omega Factor.

NICHOLAS COURTNEYIt’s the Brig! Talking to Den Of Geek! Doctor Who veteran Nicholas Courtney joins us for a chat…

NICK BRIGGS The voice of the Daleks speaks -surprisingly politely and without any threats of extermination- to DoG about bringing life to the UK’s favourite scary villain.

And then we talked to Nick again, towards the thrilling climax of series 4!

PAT SHARPE Simon tracked down Pat Sharp, the legendary host of Fun House, for a quick chat about life, the universe, and mullets…

PETE BAIKIEMusical wizard Parsley gets together with Absolutely’s Pete Baikie to talk about the old days…

PETER DAVISONThe fifth Doctor Who, Peter Davison, talks exclusively to Geek about wobbly sets, Time Crash, type-casting and his opinion on the crappiest Who monster ever.

RICHARD GIBSON Yes, it’s Herr Flick from ‘ello ‘ello!

SALLY JAMES The former Tiswas presenter is fondly remembered by a generation of kids – and dads!

SOPHIE ALDRED Sophie Aldred talks to Den of Geek about Ace, Doctor Who, John Nathan Turner and hairy armpits…

STEPHEN GREIF With Sky One set to remake Dalek creator Terry Nation’s Blake’s 7, DoG chats with the original actor behind leather-clad villain Travis…

TERRY ‘DAVROS’ MOLLOYBefore Julian Bleach, Davros was Terry Molloy. Here he talks to us about Doctor Who, The Scarifyers, The Archers and working on, er, Beadle’s Out!

 

COMEDY (alphabetical by first name)

 

ANDY PARSONSAndy Parsons talks to us about Mock The Week, the myth of Noel’s House Party, The PMQ Show and his upcoming stand-up tour…

DARA O’BRIAIN He hosts Mock The Week. He’s done a massively successful stand-up tour over the last year. And now? Dara O’Briain talks to us.

GRAHAM LINEHAN The writer behind Father Ted, Black Books, Ted & Ralph and The IT Crowd uses a Den Of Geek interview as a deplorable excuse to avoid getting on with his next script…

MARCUS BRIGSTOCKEMarcus Brigstocke talks about his new Planet Corduroy DVD, Have I Got News For You, working with Kevin Spacey, and the battered chips of Bromsgrove.

RUSSELL HOWARD We chat with one of Britain’s most popular comedy talents, Mock The Week’s Mr Russell Howard…

SEAN LOCKSean Lock talks 15 Storeys High, Eight Out Of Ten Cats, his new stand-up DVD and the film he’s writing about comedians…

TIM VINE Geek chats to, simply, one of the funniest comics currently working. Meet the pun-meister…

 

COMICS

 

ALAN GRANT A huge force behind Judge Dredd and Batman, Alan Grant’s dark humour finds a new comic outlet…

DAVE GIBBONSThe co-creator of Watchmen talks about the upcoming movie adaptation and looks back on his career…

FRANK QUITELYFrank Quitely talks Wasted, All Star Superman, New X-Men, We3, Alan Grant and a whole lot more…

MARK MILLARA comics and movies giant – and the man behind Wanted and The Ultimates – chats to DoG about Superman, Hollywood and much more…

MARKO DJURDJEVICThor artist Marko Djurdjevic is best known for his Marvel cover work – it’s his job to induce you to buy comics – but as David discovers, he’s also a thoroughly nice bloke. Yay!

STEVE NILES He’s the man behind 30 Days Of Night. He’s writing stories set in Gotham City. And he’s spared some time for a chat….

 

GAMES

 

KEVIN TOMSThe legendary programmer who gave the world Football Manager – the original one! – talks to Den Of Geek about his career, and what he’s up to next…

RHIANNA PRATCHETTOverlord was an underrated Xbox 360 game, and now a slightly bulked up edition is coming to the PS3. We nattered with the game’s scriptwriter, Rhianna Pratchett…

 

OTHER

 

JAY ASTON From the skirt-ripping to the coach crash, original Bucks Fizz member Jay Aston discusses the days of the group, the disagreements and being the subject of a gay musical!