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BBC One and BBC Two chat show hosted by Graham Norton. 433 episodes (28 series), 2007 - 2021. Stars Graham Norton.

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Series 12, Episode 13 - Denzel Washington, Nicholas Hoult, Bill Bailey, Conor Maynard

Denzel Washington talks Oscars, Nicholas Hoult says he was very nervous for his first sex scene, Bill Bailey says he is really hairy, and Conor Maynard performs live in the studio.

Further details

Denzel Washington, talking about being nominated for an Oscar for the sixth time, says, "It's not like the first time. The first time went crazy, but it is still a great honour."

Talking more about the movie Flight, he says, "I got in flight simulators which was great, and did mock take offs and virtual flight - there was no need to learn how to land because we crashed the plane!"

Talking about getting out of physical shape to play his character in the film, and asked if it was hard putting on weight, Denzel says, "No. I can put on weight real easy. In fact for the movie what I did was eat really big meals at midnight. I loved it!"

Recalling working on Philadelphia with Tom Hanks, who had to lose a lot of weight for his character, Denzel reveals, "It was extreme, he was only eating 800 calories a day and was really skinny. So we would do a scene and I would leave candy bars lying around and would have pizzas delivered to him. He thanked me when he won the Oscar!"

Nicholas Hoult, talking about preparing for his role as a zombie his new movie Warm Bodies, which Graham describes as a zom-rom-com, says: "I thought about being hungover, you can't really talk, you are groaning and you feel terrible. I suggested to the director that a zombie probably wouldn't blink, which was a poor decision as there were some long scenes. The real bonus is that I didn't have to learn many lines."

Taking up the zombie theme, Graham, Denzel, Nicholas and Bill Bailey decide to have a staring competition...

Talking about mixing acting with alcohol for a scene in Skins, Nicholas reveals, "I did once. It was the first time I had done a sex scene and I was obviously fairly nervous so I had a little drink beforehand - two glasses of champagne and a vodka. It was okay I hope. I've never watched it."

Bill, talking about his famous hairdo, reveals, "I am very hairy everywhere else - it stopped me having tattoos. I really wanted one when I was a teenager and the tattooist said, 'with all that hair you're not really going to see anything. The only thing that would make sense on you is something you would glimpse in a dense forest.'"

Conor Maynard performs his new single Animal live in the studio before joining Graham for a chat about his new album.

Broadcast details

Friday 18th January 2013
45 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Graham Norton Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Bill Bailey Guest
Denzel Washington Guest
Nicholas Hoult Guest
Conor Maynard Guest
Writing team
Rob Colley Writer
Dan Gaster Writer
Production team
Steve Smith Director
Jon Magnusson Series Producer
Mike Altman Producer
Pete Snell Producer
Alan Thorpe Producer
Graham Stuart Executive Producer


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Graham chats with Denzel about how to pronounce his name correctly, with Nicholas about his Welsh middle name and the fact that Bill is really Mark.

Featuring: Graham Norton, Bill Bailey, Denzel Washington, Nicholas Hoult.

Denzel Washington and President Obama

Graham chats with Denzel about his friendship with President Obama and attending his inauguration.

Featuring: Graham Norton, Denzel Washington.

Nicholas Hoult on how to play a zombie

Graham chats with Nicholas about how he prepared to play a zombie in his new film.

Featuring: Graham Norton, Bill Bailey, Denzel Washington, Nicholas Hoult.


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