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Fri, Nov 1, 2013, 08:40


Judi Dench: “I have many more insecurities than I ever had before”. Judi Dench on nerves, longetivity and her role as an Irish everywoman in Stephen Frears’ Philomena

Midlake: what do you do when your frontman walks out on you? Eric Pulido on what the Texan band did next.

White Denim: frontman James Petralli talks about working with instinct and funny YouTube video fan Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy

Thor: Tom Hiddleston on bringing the Norse god of mischief Loki back to the big screen in Thor 2

Connan Mockasin: why the New Zealander who has worked with Radiohead, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Beck and Johnny Marr often thinks of giving it all up

Plus CD reviews (including Christy Moore, Kwes, Danny Brown, “New Orleans Funk 3″, Crayonsmith, Shane Filan, Cian Nugent & The Cosmos, The Who, The Pale, Edel Fox & Neill Byrne, My Darling Clementine, Jim Beard, Oddarrang etc), film reviews (The Nun, Cutie and the Boxer, Drinking Buddies, Short Term 12, Thor 2, Gloria, Haunting of Connecticut 2, Philomena), games, apps, listings, movie quiz, news and much, much more.

That’s your winning Ticket in The Irish Times today in print, online and the best of The Ticket on the app.

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