HAVE A LAUGH: Greed
Steve Coogan stars in this farcical comedy as Sir Richard McCreadie, a disgraced British billionaire who made his fortune on the high street. (Sound familiar?) By way of a comeback, McCreadie plans a lavish birthday spectacle – with an obnoxious Roman theme – on the Greek island of Mykonos. The cast includes the hilarious Isla Fisher as McCreadie’s scorned ex-wife and David Mitchell as his self-deprecating personal biographer. Greed is a punchy satire from director Michael Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People) that targets the absurdity and corruption of the rich and famous – and it’s right on the money.
SEE ART FROM AN OSCAR WINNER: Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen, Turner Prize winner and director of 12 Years A Slave, is a modern-day polymath. Across film, photography and sculpture, he has created some of the most innovative and influential British art of the last 25 years. With grace and poignancy, he has shone a light on the darker side of life. Until May, 14 of his works are on display at the Tate Modern. Each represents a significant moment in his career, encapsulating the socio-political issues he has always sought to highlight.
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