Samantha Louise Taylor-Johnson is an English filmmaker and photographer. She is one of a group of artists known as the Young British Artists.
In this episode...- Beige McKenzie-Smith- An in-depth discussion of A Million Little Pieces- An unfortunate Valentine’s Day- Challenges of filmmaking- Narcissism- The John Lennon meet-cute - A timely marriage proposal- Advice to LauraUNQUALIFIED WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR SPONSORS:STATE FARM (PRESENTING SPONSOR)Check out to find a local agent today.SHUTTERFLYVisit and enter promo code ANNA to redeem your exclusive limited time offer: 40% off everythingSTITCHFIX KIDSGet 25% off at and $20 off the styling feeREAL REALVisit Real, promo code REAL for 20% off select itemsRAKUTENGo to or download the app and rack up cash back.Please subscribe to Anna Faris is Unqualified on Apple Podcasts and follow us on social media:Instagram @UnqualifiedTwitter @UnqualifiedFacebook @Anna Faris is UnqualifiedMusic by: Mondo Cozmo @mondocozmoProducer: Michael BarrettCo-producer: Cassie Daniels @mscassiedanielsCo-producer: Michael ShermanProduction Services: Kelly&Kelly @kellykellyincDistributed by: Simplecast
Joining British GQ’s chief content officer Jonathan Heaf for a mid-morning pick-me-up at London’s White City House is Sam Taylor-Johnson. First rising to prominence in the 1990s as one of the Young British Artists, Taylor-Johnson has since carved out a career as a filmmaker, making her debut with the celebrated John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy. Over tea and cake, Heaf and Taylor-Johnson discuss everything from life after art to Taylor-Johnson’s latest film A Million Little Pieces.  See for privacy and opt-out information.
The artist Sam Taylor-Johnson began her career as a photographer, part of the Young British Artists set. She moved into film and became a household name when she took the helm of Fifty Shades of Grey. She talks about her new film A Million Little Pieces, based on a story by James Frey , the challenges for women in the industry and what it's like directing your husband's love scenes. Cara Delevingne is one of the most recognisable faces in the world with over 43 million followers on Instagram alone. She’s spoken openly about her sexuality and issues with severe depression. She began modelling when she left school but is now is concentrating more on her acting career. She plays the lead role in a new Victorian fantasy drama series Carnival Row. She joins Jenni to discuss her role as Irish ‘faery’ Vignette Stonemoss opposite human detective Rycroft Philostrate played by Orlando Bloom. Plus new research into the profile of men who kill their partners that could save lives. And we take a trip to Looe Island - now owned by the Cornwall Wildlife Trust - for a bit of seal watching and hear from Claire Lewis and her partner John who's the warden. Presenter: Jenni Murray Producer: Beverley Purcell Guest: Sam Taylor-Johnson Guest: Cara Delevingne Guest: Dr Jane Monckton
Our latest guests on Soundtracking are husband and wife duo Aaron and Sam Taylor-Johnson, who have joined forces on a number of levels to bring us A Million Little Pieces. An adaptation of James Frey's book of the same name, it's based on the author's experiences in rehab as he attempted to recover from alcohol and drug addiction. Despite the well-documented controversies surrounding the veracity of some of James's account, there's no denying it's power as a study of what it's like to hit rock bottom. Sam and Aaron wrote the script together, before Sam got behind the camera and Aaron in front of it to take the lead role. They also worked as producers on the film.  The score, meanwhile, is provided by Atticus Ross - a frequent collaborator with Trent Reznor.
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Mar 4th, 1957
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3 hours, 12 minutes
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