Josie Rourke - Biopic Heroes

Josie Rourke, artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse, curates this celebrity-packed edition of Artsnight, looking at the changing idea of the hero in contemporary culture. She hears from screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and director James Marsh about why film-makers are looking to real life for the heroes of their stories. Actor Tom Hiddleston tells Josie about the challenges of becoming the American country singer Hank Williams for a forthcoming biopic, while Erin Brockovich explains how her life was transformed by Julia Robert's Oscar-winning portrayal of her. And Josie talks to Suffragette screen writer Abi Morgan about creating strong female leading roles.

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