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Foxing Helena

Jason Flemyng is fast becoming the Kevin Bacon of British film. The amiable character actor clocks up his 90th film with Mike Newell's adaptation of Great Expectations this week, and there's hardly anyone he hasn't worked with, either here or in Hollywood, from Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp to Nick Moran and Sting. He is currently filming Sunshine on Leith, his Lock Stock… mate Dexter Fletcher's second film as a director (it's a love story set to the music of the Proclaimers and also starring Peter Mullan and Jane Horrocks). Recalling his time on the set of Great Expectations, in which he delivers a deftly tender performance as blacksmith Joe Gargery, Jason told me of the first time he came across Helena Bonham Carter, who'd just been cast as Miss Havisham. »

- Jason Solomons

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