Mike Figgis is an award-winning director born in Carlisle and raised in Nairobi. Before becoming one of the most inventive directors in contemporary British cinema, Figgis studied music and played alongside Bryan Ferry in the band, Gas Board. Integrating his musical craft with filmmaking, Figgis first experimented with one-stage productions combining music and theatre before achieving his cinematic debut with Stormy Monday in 1988. A prolific film and documentary maker, his most notable works include Internal Affairs (1990), the Oscar-nominated Leaving Las Vegas (1995) and Time Code (2000).Tamsin Topolski is a British actress, director, singer and photographer who most recently starred in the US miniseries The Rook (2019). She has appeared in numerous shows for TV, theatre and radio as well as three films – and has also found time to sing backing vocals for Laura Marling. In 2019, Topolski was profiled in TANK, where you can read more about her life and work. Here, they discuss their immediate post-viewing impressions as the credits roll on Weekend.  


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