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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 28, Episode 10 - Gal Gadot, Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Saunders, Claudia Winkleman, Nicola Coughlan, Lee Mack, MyFly

Gal Gadot talks about Wonder Woman; Tessa Thompson says Valkyrie's props are coming home with her next time; Jennifer Saunders talks about getting emotional with Michael Sheen; Claudia Winkleman reveals her surprise that her book was published; Nicola Coughlan says her new series is too racy for her mum to watch; Lee Mack talks about Bobby Ball; and McFly performs live in the studio.

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Gal Gadot joins Graham from the US for a chat about her new movie Wonder Woman 1984.

Talking about the success of the first Wonder Woman film, she says, "It was everything we hoped for and more. Patty [Jenkins] the director and I felt we were doing something special, but it was a first for both of us to do something so big and who knew if it would transcend all our intentions and that people would get it. We were super humbled and grateful for the way the movie was received. It was just a delight to come back and work with Patty again."

Asked about how she made the leap from Miss Universe contestant to Hollywood movie star, she says, "I didn't. I went to law school and while studying still did some modelling. A casting director came from London to Israel looking for a Bond Girl, saw my card on the agency board and wanted to see me. That was my first experience in the acting world, and I sort of fell in love with it. One thing led to another and here I am."

Tessa Thompson joins Graham from LA for a chat about her new movie Sylvie's Love.

Talking about the movie, she says, "We wanted to make a film in the style of a classic Hollywood love story centred around two black characters, which hasn't been done nearly enough."

Asked about the film's wardrobe, she says, "They were actual clothes from the 1950s, we had no money so to capture the period we just used a lot of vintage clothes. We had some beautiful, exquisite pieces but we also had some that literally had the smell of history on them! I took a couple of the pointy bras home and thought I would bring that aesthetic back, but I haven't quite managed it!"

Asked if she has much Valkyrie memorabilia at home, she says, "No, because I am not Chris Hemsworth! I am going to steal something next time though because I feel relatively certain I have another couple (of films) before they can fire me, so I am pretty safe!"

Jennifer Saunders, talking about her new TV show Memory Lane, in which she takes Michael Sheen on a drive into his past in an E-Type Jag, says, "I take him on a journey, one he has chosen, and he shows me around his Wales. You cannot move for people in his hometown - everyone moves with you because everyone knows him. He can tell a fabulous story and it was really good fun."

Asked about the show being emotional, she says, "I wasn't planning for it to be, but Michael told the story of when he did The Passion and I just started weeping and then he started weeping, and we were a complete mess. It was extraordinary."

Nicola Coughlan, talking about the new TV series Bridgerton, she says, "It's a period drama but not like something you've seen before - it's very colourful, flashy and extremely racy. I think that's an important thing to say because I feel like someone's granny is going to sit down to watch it and have a heart attack! A lot of things happen. One episode is just a shagging episode - I am going to tell my mum that Netflix is broken!"

Claudia Winkleman, talking about her new book Quite, says: "I wrote it during lockdown because I was chronic at home schooling - I was very bad. Six minutes into lessons I would be shouting at the children. I always thought I was patient but I was terrible so I went upstairs and thought I would write something important. Instead I wrote about melted cheese, why I wear black and how a fringe has given me a career! I sent it to my publisher with a note that said in capitals, 'DO NOT PUBLISH BUT THANK YOU ANYWAY' But they did it and no one is more surprised than me!"

Lee Mack, talking about the 11th series of his hit TV show Not Going Out says, "We know we are doing 12 and 13 which will take us to exactly 100 episodes. It is lovely knowing that we have that for the next couple of years."

Asked about the late great Bobby Ball, he says, "Maybe only a month after filming our NYE show he passed away and it really is hard to believe he has gone. He's been part of my life since I was a kid and I was genuinely star struck when I worked with him. It is hard for anyone under 30 to realise just how big Cannon & Ball were."

McFly perform Tonight Is The Night live in the studio.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 11th December 2020
Time
10:45pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
45 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Graham Norton Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Lee Mack Guest
Jennifer Saunders Guest
Claudia Winkleman Guest
Nicola Coughlan Guest
Gal Gadot Guest
Tessa Thompson Guest
Danny Jones (as McFly) Guest
Harry Judd (as McFly) Guest
Tom Fletcher (as McFly) Guest
Dougie Poynter (as McFly) Guest
Writing team
Rob Colley Writer
Dan Gaster Writer
Production team
Steve Smith Director
Jon Magnusson Series Producer
Pete Snell Producer
Graham Stuart Executive Producer

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