THE ENDEAVOUR INTERVIEWS 2019: Anton Lesser

All things Bright… Interview copyright © Damian Michael Barcroft 2019 DAMIAN: Dickens (aka Uncovering the Real Dickens) was a wonderful three-part 2002 BBC docudrama written and presented by the great Peter Ackroyd. Now, the reason I mention this, aside from the fact that I love to rewatch it almost every Christmas, is the fact that […]

THE ENDEAVOUR INTERVIEWS 2019: Russell Lewis Part IV

Library of a lunatic Interview copyright © Damian Michael Barcroft 2019 INT. POLICE STATION/CORRIDOR/CID – DAY X (FLASHBACK) BRIGHT alone in the corridor. He steels himself, comes along the corridor – and enters CID at the THURSDAY OFFICE end. BRIGHT: If I might have everyone’s attention. THURSDAY emerges from his office. UNIFORMS arrive. BRIGHT (cont’d): […]

THE ENDEAVOUR INTERVIEWS 2019: Matthew Slater

For me, as an aficionado of Horror and German Expressionist Cinema, I know that some of the most potent screen images come from those early silent films such as Cesare abducting and dragging his prey across the oblique cityscape in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), the shadow of Count Orlok slowly ascending the staircase […]

THE ENDEAVOUR INTERVIEWS 2019: Sara Vickers

If he can’t have her, he must hurt her… Interview copyright © Damian Michael Barcroft 2019 DAMIAN: For the first few years at least, although it was always wonderful when Joan did pop up, she’d only make the occasional appearance opening the door for Endeavour and they’d flirt while he waiting for Thursday, that sort […]

THE ENDEAVOUR INTERVIEWS 2019: Damien Timmer

An exclusive interview with the executive producer of Endeavour and managing director of Mammoth Screen. Rise of the Mammuthus primigenius Interview copyright © Damian Michael Barcroft 2019 DAMIAN: I’d like to start by going back to what, in many respects, might be retrospectively viewed as the beginning with your work as a script editor on […]

THE ENDEAVOUR INTERVIEWS 2019: Paul Cripps

Interview and original photography copyright © Damian Michael Barcroft 2019 All other images provided by Paul Cripps courtesy of Mammoth Screen DAMIAN: You were the production designer on series five of Endeavour and asked back again this year. Given the fact that you got to design the new CID set, I wonder if series six […]

THE ENDEAVOUR INTERVIEWS 2019: Russell Lewis Part III

EXT. OXFORD – DAY 1 (18.55) The long late light of a cool summer’s evening. Oxford – a half-remembered dream. Drowned streets. Subtle and aquatint. Young lovers kiss in doorways, heedless of the murmuring world… MURDER ON THE DANCEFLOOR An exclusive interview with Russell Lewis Interview copyright © Damian Michael Barcroft 2019 INT. BALLROOM – […]

THE ENDEAVOUR INTERVIEWS 2019: Simon Harrison

Interview copyright © Damian Michael Barcroft 2019 DAMIAN: You’ve appeared in some big-budget Hollywood films such as Everest, London Has Fallen and Transformers in addition to roles in high-profile TV series including Humans, Grantchester and Fearless. However, once an actor appears in Endeavour, they are forever part of the Morse Universe -indeed Inspector Morse, Lewis […]

THE ENDEAVOUR INTERVIEWS 2019: Russell Lewis Part II

LATE NIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE CARTOUCHE & PASSENGER Interview copyright © Damian Michael Barcroft 2019 DAMIAN: You were surprised I liked CARTOUCHE. Why exactly? RUSS: I thought you might find it too frivolous – too knowing. DAMIAN: I’ve tried a couple of times in the past to get you to tell me what your favourite episodes […]

THE ENDEAVOUR INTERVIEWS 2019: Caroline O’Neill

Interview copyright © Damian Michael Barcroft 2019 DAMIAN: Given all the stars who appeared there during the sixties such as The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Dusty Springfield, Jimmy Clitheroe, Sid James and Arthur Askey for example, Blackpool must have been an exciting place to grow up? CAROLINE: Our house was FULL of Marvin Gaye, Dianna Ross […]