EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Minnie Driver Talks 'Hunky Dory' and Her Overall Career

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 10:55
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Opening in Los Angeles and New York theaters, as well as VOD on March 22nd is the British musical Hunky Dory from Welsh director Marc Evans (Patagonia). The film stars Academy Award-nominee Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting, Grosse Pointe Blank), Robert Pugh (Robin Hood), Steve Speirs (Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace), and Kimberley Nixon (Cherrybomb). 

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with Minnie Driver to talk about her work on Hunky Dory, as well as her overall career. The talented actress discussed her new movie, its similarities to Glee, her own musical abilities, shooting the film's music scenes, her love for David Bowie, if she were to make a rock musical out of a Shakespearian play - which play would she choose and what contemporary music would she use, how she chooses her roles, what's more important - a great script or a great director, and what film in her long and impressive career she is most proud to have been a part of. 

To watch our exclusive interview with Minnie Driver about Hunky Dory, and her overall career, please click on the video player above. 


In the heat of the summer of 1976, keen drama teacher Vivienne (Driver) fights sweltering heat and general teenage apathy to put on an end of year music version of Shakespeare's The Tempest. To engage her students, she uses hits of the time, which include David Bowie, The Beach Boys, and Electric Light Orchestra.

Hunky Dory opens in Los Angeles and New York theaters, as well as VOD on March 22nd.

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