From About A Boy, to Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, The Mandalorian and now John Wick: Chapter 4 – Natalia Tena has proven herself as an actor with an immense range, loved by directors and superfans alike. Talking with Tom she explains how getting caught smoking at school, and falling in love at an audition in her twenties, contributed to her unexpected journey into the film world. Plus they discuss her latest role as Katia, the deadly matriarch in the latest instalment of the John Wick franchise, opposite Keanu Reeves.
You might have first met him in the early naughties sitcom Scrubs as the lovable “JD” alongside Donald Faison’s “Turk", but today actor Zach Braff continues to gain esteem behind the lens as respected writer and filmmaker too. Meeting with Tom on the launch of his new film A Good Person – he explains the personal inspiration for the story which was brought to life by Florence Pugh and Morgan Freeman in characters that find an unexpected kinship in the face of tragedy. Zach also shares Plot Twist moments from throughout his career ranging from his high school beginnings, to directing “gruff" Harrison Ford, and funny tales of a certain beloved taxidermy dog.
80s Spain, South-London gangsters and the crazy things you do for love – it’s all to come in week’s Plot Twist as Tom is joined by Jack Rowan, the star of a new series called A Town Called Malice (available on Sky and NOW). Whilst you might know Jack from roles in Peaky Blinders and Noughts + Crosses, he shares the plot twist moment in his career that took him from the boxing ring to our screens – and explains his excitement at entering a show dubbed as a "high-octane, neon Western... a musical love letter to the 1980s."
From Elf, to Iron Man and now the Star Wars franchise with The Mandalorian – Jon Favreau has acted in, produced and directed some of the biggest TV and film hits of the past 30 years. Speaking with Tom shortly after his star being added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, he shares the biggest plot twist moments of his career, including stories about working with Pedro Pascal and Robert Downey Jr.
From Quantum of Solace, to St. Trinian's and Clash of the Titans, Gemma Arterton has seen huge success on the big screen. But aside from being in front of the camera, Gemma is increasingly focussed on the process of making of TV and film from all angles. As well as acting, she's also producing, writing, and now running her own production company, allowing her to champion the stories she wants to tell – including her latest series Funny Woman – recently released on NOW and Sky. As she explains to Tom, learning to take control of her own journey came as a plot twist moment, and it's an interesting parallel with her character Barbara Parker, who find herself on a mission to make a mark in the world of show-business in the height of the swinging 60s.
Kieron Moore and Mia Mckenna-Bruce
Vampires, romance, politics and magic... no wonder fans are already obsessed with the latest adaptation of the Vampire Academy. Keen to sink his teeth into more, Tom sits down with actors Kieron Moore and Mia Mckenna-Bruce - who play Dimitri Belikov and Mia Karp - to learn about the epic fantasy world built by author Richelle Mead. They describe what it was like living and filming in Spain for 7 months, training to become vampires and wanting to make fans of the book proud. From professional boxing to your grandad pretending to be James Cameron, this one is full of many exciting plot twists...
To mark the release of the second series of the hit gang-drama, Gangs of London, Fran catches up with Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù who plays Elliot Finch in the show. Ṣọpẹ describes GoL as an "athletic ballet of violence”, but as much as his physical performance has attracted calls for him to be Daniel Craig’s successor in Bond, Ṣọpẹ is is as equally in touch with his softer side as Fran discovers his deep connection to a certain childhood animated film. Plus, they discuss some of the plot twist people in his life and why it’s important to always keep grounded.
Kevin 'KG' Garry and Sam Campbell
This week Tom meets two stars of the hilarious paramedic comedy, Bloods – Kevin 'KG' Garry and Sam Campbell – who play the duo Darryl and Darrell. Aside from acting, both are forces on the UK stand-up circuit, and in fact, Sam has just returned from Edinburgh Fringe after winning the coveted award for Best Comedy Show. And it shows. We couldn't have prepared for this interview – it's disruptive, random and full of plot twists. Expect stories about including Jane Horrocks table tennis serve, a covert alien invasion, and Timothy Spall's ability to method act as a moustache. We can't guarantee everything is true.All episode of Bloods are available to stream on NOW.
From a criminal barrister, to TV judge, presenter and Strictly Come Dancing contestant – Rob Rinder's career is full of plot twist moments. But as he shares with Tom, his life in TV actually started out from a hobby as a scriptwriter, inspired by giving his "jobless" actor friends something to be in. Despite his scripts being deemed as "really rubbish" by TV execs, he left an impression which would eventually change his life. And the art of negotiation continues in his new show, Rob Rinder's Interrogation Secrets – in which he takes a unique look at the battle of wits between police and suspects in some of the most disturbing US and UK criminal cases.