Agency: Bartle Bogle Hegarty
(020) 7851 2000
39-43 Brewer Street, London, W1F 9UD
Very busy, very interesting. We opened Rattling Stick USA and I directed the title sequence for the latest James Bond film as well as lots of ads for the UK and US. I've enjoyed developing the company as well as being a director. The death of Stephen Blackman, a wonderful lighting cameraman with whom I've collaborated for many years, was a big blow.
Shanghai is pretty amazing in many ways but difficult to shoot there. Having now done it, I'm forewarned about some of the challenges of filming in China.
I predict a revival in traditional TV advertising, as people start to remember that contrary to what our parents told us, watching TV is a pretty positive pastime as it's perhaps one of the few occassions a family gets together to share an experience, rather than all sitting in their rooms "interacting" with their electronic devices.
Communication. It's always the most important thing, and despite one's best efforts, there's plenty of room for misunderstanding when filming in China.
Art, music, wine, plants, books, food, not sport.
I like Instagram. It's silly but nice to see what people are doing and where – it's Twitter for those who prefer images.
James Bond, he's 91 and he's celebrating his 50th year making movies this year.
I'm as dull as I look.
Thinking deeply with my eyes closed horizontal on the sofa.
Blues music. I bought my first blues album, a Blind Lemon Jefferson record, aged about 14 and I've been obsessed ever since.
The usual; the wife, the work, the love of the next challenge, the dogs, the people I meet, my friends, the weeding, the chime of the clock at cocktail hour.