“Let’s Talk”: aka Gabriel and Lorraine.
We are two English teachers who work at the Language Center at the UEM.
We will also include music, travel features, important language points and what´s on events.
Today we have an interview with Frank Cottrell-Boyce.
He is a British screenwriter, novelist and sometime actor, known for his children’s fiction and for his collaboration with film director Michael Winterbottom. He has recently achieved fame as one of the writers for the London 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony where he collaborated with film director Danny Boyle who won an Academy Award for the film Slum Dog Millionaire.
Frank holds a doctorate in English from Oxford University. Working first as a literary critic, he quickly became an imminent and widely acclaimed screenwriter for films such as The Railway Man starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman or 24 hour party people. He also wrote the sequels to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car, a children’s classic by Ian Fleming.
In June 2012, he took up the position of Professor of Reading at Liverpool Hope University and he is the official supporter of the Reader Organization which promotes reading for the pure sheer joy of it!