As a child, Stroud-raised Michelle Russell did not harbour big-screen dreams but she's since grown to know and love the business of making movies. To her credit, she's producing the goods, writes Joanne McCarthy.
RECENTLY, I went to see the film The Lives Of Others. I found myself engrossed by the story, set in East Germany before the Berlin Wall came down, of a Stasi spy who gradually comes to sympathise with the writer whose life he is shadowing.
Self-confessed workaholic Peter Ferne is the founder and owner of the Arthur Daley's Clearance House in the city. Making a phone call to Arthur Daley's sometimes gets a hurried recorded answer: "We don't sit by the phone all day so if we are not here leave a message!" Given that..read more