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"I immediately connected with this character, I couldn't tell if it was performance art..." hmv.com talks to Simon Hellberg
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by James hmv London, Bio "Like the legend of the Phoenix, I've just eaten a whole packet of chocolate HobNobs..." Editor, hmv.com

"I immediately connected with this character, I couldn't tell if it was performance art..." hmv.com talks to Simon Hellberg

Simon Hellberg is best-known to most as a regular in ling-running geek comedy The Big Bang Theory, but in his latest turn on the big screen he's starring alongside Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in Florence Foster Jenkins, a real-life story based on the life and expolits of a wealthy socialte and aspiring opera singer who left audiences stunned, for all the wrong reasons.

Jenkins was described more than once as the "worst singer in the world', but now director Stephen Frears is bringing her extraordinary story to life and his new film arrives in cinemas today.

We sat down with Mr. Hellberg to talk about working with a multiple Oscar-winning actress, her singing abilities and why he found Florence's story so compelling. Check out our interview below...

 

 

Florence Foster Jenkins is released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Monday (September 5th). You can pre-order it here in hmv's online store. 

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