Two actors in a room usually lends itself to a lot of hamming up and playing around.
Screenwriter Craig Pearce delivered on all those dreams and more in our conversation. I was the lucky audience to anecdotes about the painful process of getting what you see in your head out onto a piece of paper, and what a young rockstar Shakespeare's life would have looked like in Elizabethan England.
Craig has won BAFTA and AFI awards for his work with Baz Luhrmann in Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge! and The Great Gatsby. As of our conversation, he was just about to start production on a musical version of Strictly Ballroom and a TV series, Will, based on the life of a young Shakespeare.Read More