Posts Tagged ‘HiBROW: The Arts Online’

HiBrow: Toyah ‘Quadrophenia Revisited’ Interview

November 8th, 2013

Toyah’s full interview, from September’s Time Out Live Quadrophenia Reunion is now available to watch at HiBROW: The Arts Online website.

Toyah discusses how she got the part of Monkey in Quadrophenia, the audition process, working with Director Franc Roddam, screen testing with John Lydon, kissing Phil Daniels, filming the huge riot scenes in Brighton, and her memories of the period the film was set in. She also talks about the other films she made during the late 1970s, in particular The Corn Is Green.

• Watch the full interview at HiBROW.

HiBrow: Quadrophenia Revisited Docu

October 3rd, 2013


HiBROW: The Arts Online are currently airing a mini Quadrophenia documentary at their website, with footage from last month’s Time Out Live Quadrophenia Reunion and excerpts from interviews. They will be making the full Toyah interview available soon.

It’s 35 years since director Franc Roddam shot ‘Quadrophenia’ on the streets of London and Brighton – and along the way created a classic of British cinema adored by music and film fans alike. Inspired by the 1973 The Who album of the same name, the film tells of Jimmy (Phil Daniels), a troubled west London mod in 1965 who’s struggling in life and love and joins his mates for a dust-up with rockers one Bank Holiday weekend down in Brighton. Last month, HiBROW with Time Out and the London Film School brought Roddam and some of his key collaborators together …

• Watch at HiBROW. View larger versions of the screen caps here.