Rankin x Hunger Magazine - Stephen Graham

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Stephen Graham’s landmark roles in 'This Is England' and 'Line of Duty' have defined an era of British film and television. After the recent release of 'The Irishman', the second Martin Scorsese film he’s starred in, he shares his thoughts on the industry. Click here to read the full interview.

Ask Stephen Graham which question he’s most tired of hearing from journalists and he laughs and says it’s the one about being working-class and being typecast. “Obviously it’s a question everyone wants the answer to, but sometimes you go, okay, here we go again.” Born and raised in Kirkby, Merseyside, Graham, 46, is an agile character actor with a diversity of roles behind him. But if there’s one thing he specialises in, it’s playing a man of depth. His lead role as Joseph in Shane Meadows’ The Virtues earlier this year captured one man’s descent into despair with magnetic and heartbreaking empathy. In Martin Scorsese’s new film The Irishman he stars alongside Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Harvey Keitel as the caporegime of a New Jersey mafia family, a part he said felt akin to winning the Champions League final: “It’s like I scored one from outside the box, do you know what I mean?” Click here to read the full interview.
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