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Friday Night With Jonathan Ross

BBC One chat show. 275 episodes (18 series), 2001 - 2010. Stars Jonathan Ross, David Roper, David Wickenden, Ian Parkin and Stephen de Martin.

Series 16, Episode 18 - Dustin Hoffman, Hugh Laurie, Eric Cantona, The Gossip

Chat and music with Jonathan Ross. Featuring an exclusive interview with Dustin Hoffman, enigmatic bad boy ex-footballer Eric Cantona, and the triumphant return of The Gossip.

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Friday Night With Jonathan Ross. Hugh Laurie. Copyright: Hot Sauce.

Jonathan Ross welcomes Eric Cantona to this week's Friday Night With Jonathan Ross. The footballing legend says he's interested in managing Manchester United: "I had a great time here, the best time of my life was when I was in Manchester." He admits his infamous "seagulls" quote meant nothing and that he doesn't regret his controversial past: "[Being banned] was difficult, maybe I deserved it, gave me time to think. You have to come back even better... I don't have any regrets, I just wanted to play the game." He also rejects adulation, saying: "The only thing I'm sure about is my doubts."

Hollywood star Dustin Hoffman also joins Jonathan and says he wants Eric Cantona to be the next James Bond. He tells how he never made it up with Kramer v Kramer co-star Meryl Streep: "She was pi**ed off, I don't think she's forgiven me."

Hoffman also discusses ageism in movies: "At my age they don't write leads but women have it much worse." He says that he looks forward to making the next Fockers movie and that he rates fellow guest Hugh Laurie in House: "The best American accent that I've heard that isn't by an American; it's the money."

Hugh Laurie says he wants Stephen Fry to join the cast of House: "It could happen one day." And reveals he can never perform live because of stage-fright: "I couldn't do it again, I really thought I was losing my marbles."


The Gossip performed Heavy Cross.

Broadcast details

Friday 5th June 2009
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jonathan Ross Host / Presenter
David Roper (as Four Poofs and a Piano) Band
David Wickenden (as Four Poofs and a Piano) Band
Ian Parkin (as Four Poofs and a Piano) Band
Stephen de Martin (as Four Poofs and a Piano) Band
Guest cast
Hugh Laurie Guest
Dustin Hoffman Guest
Eric Cantona Guest
Writing team
Jim Pullin Writer
Shaun Pye Writer
Fraser Steele Writer
Jonathan Ross Writer
Production team
Mick Thomas Director
Tom Barrett Producer
Deborah Cox Producer
Suzi Aplin Executive Producer
Katie Taylor Executive Producer
Addison Cresswell Executive Producer

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