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Express FM interview: acting legend Roger Allam on ‘The Hippopotamus’

Film & CinemaLulu WhitmoreComment

Jon Brown, resident movie critic at Portsmouth radio station Express FM, sat down with three-time Olivier award-winning British stage and screen legend Roger Allam and wonderful film director John Jenks to talk about their latest project: a film adaptation of comedy icon Stephen Fry’s brilliantly funny novel, The Hippopotamus.

The film opens nationwide on 2nd June, but you can catch an exclusive advance screening at 7:00pm this Sunday (28th May) at No. 6 Cinema in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Listen to Jon’s interview, and book your tickets for the screening and Q&A on the No. 6 Cinema website.

What’s more, the film will be followed by a Q&A session with Stephen Fry himself, hosted by the nation's most in-demand film critic Mark Kermode, broadcast live into the cinema via satellite.

The film follows the story of disgraced theatre critic and poet Ted Wallace, who, after being fired from his job, is asked to investigate the mystery of so-called miracle healings at Swafford Hall.

His natural cynicism makes him the ideal candidate to get to the bottom of what’s going on in this hilarious tale based on Fry’s seminal novel.

Watch the trailer below:

Find out more about Express FM on their websiteTwitterInstagram, and Facebook, and listen in live by loading up the online player or tuning into the 93.7 FM frequency.

Photo credit: Electric Shadow Films • Clip credit: Electric Shadow Films • Music: Samuel Karl Bohn • Interview and Post-Production By: Jon Brown • With special thanks to: Roger Allam, John Jencks, Kerri Anne McNally, Stephanie Hitch, Lily Parke, Lou Whitmore, Jeeves WIlliams, Electric Shadow, No. 6 Cinema, Love Southsea, and Team Locals • “93.7 Express FM are Passionately Portsmouth, broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on FM, DAB Digital Radio and Online!”