Ep. 179 | Justin Chadwick

Award-winning Director Justin Chadwick (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, The Other Boleyn Girl...)  joins us on The Matthew Aaron Show this Wednesday (12/11) as we broadcast live from Chicago  starting at 5pm PT.

Justin will be with us to discuss his new film MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM which stars Idris Elba as Neslon Mandela. The film is currently playing in select theaters and opens nationwide on December 25th. 

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JUSTIN CHADWICK started his career in the entertainment industry as a child actor. He graduated from the University of Leicester and in 1991 made his screen debut in London Kills Me. Additional acting credits include The Loss of Sexual Innocence and appearances in the television dramas Heartbeat, Dangerfield, Dalziel and Pascoe, and others.

Chadwick's directorial debut was the 1993 television movie Family Style starring Ewan McGregor which he directed and performed in Shakespeare Shorts, a series that explored the history of Shakespearean characters and presented them in key scenes from the plays in which they appeared. He directed episodes of Eastenders; Byker Grove; The Bill; Spooks, and Red Cap before directing nine of the fifteen episodes of the mini-series Bleak House, which was broadcast by the BBC in the UK and by PBS in the United States as part of its Masterpiece Theatre series.

Chadwick was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Director for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special, the Royal Television Society Award for Breakout Performance Behind the Scenes, and the BAFTA Award for Best Direction of Bleak House, which was the Best Drama Serial winner in the British Academy Television Awards 2006. Bleak House was also nominated for two Golden Globes, four Royal Television Society Awards, three Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, three Satellite Awards, and the Television Critics Award.

Following The Other Boleyn Girl, which was screened at the 2008 Berlin International Film Festival, he completed the multiple award-winning and critically acclaimed feature film The First Grader, starring Naomie Harris.