This Is My Cinema | The BIFA Podcast

Actors Claire Rushbrook and Ellora Torchia

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In this episode of the BIFA Podcast actors Claire Rushbrook and Ellora Torchia rewind their lives through film and share their most formative cinematic moments. 

Breaking out with a remarkable performance in Mike Leigh’s Secrets and Lies, Claire has journeyed from Spice World to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as TV favourites Doctor Who, Whitechapel, Black Mirror and loads more. Most recently she appeared in Clio Barnard’s feature Ali & Ava, and received a BIFA Best Actress nomination. 

Arriving in cinemas this spring, Ali and Ava is about the connection formed between two lonely individuals, Ava played by Claire and Ali, that’s former podcast guest Adeel Akhtar, as they make an intense and meaningful connection, despite Ali’s marriage to Runa, played by Ellora.

Selected as a star of tomorrow by screen magazine, Ellora was nominated for Breakthrough Performance at the recent BIFA awards, for her work in Ben Wheatley’s In The Earth, and she follows up her superb work in that film, with a memorable supporting turn in Ali and Ava. In this episode of the podcast Claire and Ellora reveal their differing experiences of the cinema growing up - whether they happened in the UK or India - they get into their work with Clio Barnard on Ali and Ava, and the terrifying cinema experience that is… Flash Gordon.

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