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    Looking at film interpretations of the stories in the Bible - past, present and future, as well as current film releases with spiritual significance, and a few bits and pieces on the Bible.

    Tuesday, February 26, 2008

    Passion Press Pack Released

    See all posts on this film.
    The BBC have released their press pack for The Passion and there's plenty of interesting material there for anyone wanting to find out more about the production. First and foremost there are several new publicity stills, which is great as all my posts on this film were all starting to look the same. There are also a whole host of interviews with the cast and crew, including Joseph Mawle (Jesus), James Nesbitt (Pilate), producer Nigel Stafford-Clark, writer Frank Deasy and director Michael Offer. There's also an interview with NT Gateway's Mark Goodacre who has been the historical consultant on the film.

    And there's more to come. On Thursday (28th Feb) the Beeb are launching a special website to cover the film.
    Users can explore a wealth of extra material, ask questions and contribute their own opinions and programme reviews.

    Features include episode guides, video interviews with cast and crew, picture gallery and specially commissioned articles giving the background to the drama and the Passion itself.

    The People's Passion tells the gospel story of the Passion in a wide variety of voices and accents from around the British Isles and beyond.
    The press pack also happens to mention that Stephen Graham will be playing Barabbas. I mentioned this back in November, but I'd not heard anything about Graham's involvement since. In fact, I was beginning to wonder if the IMDb had got it wrong. Thankfully their information appears to be correct, so I can only imagine, therefore, that his part is fairly small.

    I get to see some of this for the first time on Thursday, and whilst I'll probably have to agree not to reveal key plot points or share my opinions on it until nearer its broadcast, I may be able to provide some more fresh information.



    • At 1:51 am, February 27, 2008, Blogger Mark Goodacre said…

      Hi Matt; yes, there's a lot of material of interest in the press pack, isn't there? I look forward to the release of the website on Thursday; I have written a couple of pieces for that. I look forward to seeing you at the première.


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