Episode 1768: Oscar-Nominated Director Lenny Abrahamson On ‘Normal People’, Making Sport Look Realistic On TV, His Emile Griffith Biopic, And Ken’s Concerns About Erasure
Lenny Abrahamson nearly won an Oscar for ‘Room’, and he’s currently the talk of the country with his brilliantly-directed ‘Normal People’, the Sally Rooney novel he’s brought to life with some help from the Kildare minor star in the main male role.
He talks to us today about making gaelic football look realistic on tv, the only time Paul Mescal decided to throw his weight around on-set, and also about the death earlier this year of Ron Ross, a close friend of Emile Griffith, the gay world champion boxer who is the subject of Lenny’s next movie.
Ken has some questions about the ‘Normal People’ adaptation as he ponders the place of the ‘football man’, Murph reveals his version of the GAA male sexual ideal, and – there’s sport on tv this weekend! Frances Murphy brings us the latest.
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