Sir Sam Mendes opens Life Cinematic

Sam Mendes: Life Cinematic is on BBC Four on Thursday 30 January.

Life Cinematic, our new series of television specials for BBC Arts featuring world-renowned directors exploring the art of filmmaking, begins on BBC Four on Thursday 30 January.

The series begins with acclaimed British director Sir Sam Mendes, director of Oscar-nominated 1917 as well as films American Beauty, Revolutionary Road and James Bond films Skyfall and Spectre. Sam Mendes is interviewed by Edith Bowman. Subsequent episodes will feature Shaun Of The Dead director Edgar Wright, interviewed by Robbie Collin and Fifty Shades Of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson, interviewed by Edith Bowman.

Read the full BBC Press Release here.