- Film And TV
- 20 Sep 23
The British documentarian is set to interview singer Pete Doherty, boxer Anthony Joshua and whistleblower Chelsea Manning for a new series of his BBC show.
Louis Theroux Interviews... returns for a second season as the series continues its intimate dive into the careers and lives of public figures, in a set of six upcoming interviews.
Doherty, who is of Irish descent, moved to Northern Ireland when he was three years old; his Irish father having been stationed there during the Troubles.
Emigrating from Ireland just after the Second World War in 1946, Doherty said that his father "would sing rebel songs in the pub, so it was quite controversial when [he] joined the British Army."
Renowned for his fly-on-the-wall documentaries delving into fringe political groups, impoverished communities, cults and crime gangs; Theroux remains one of the most popular and acclaimed British documentarians.
Of the upcoming documentaries, Theroux said: "The six guests are all distinctive and brilliant in different ways, all of them people who have endured setbacks and huge successes, and who have something to share with the world based on their journeys through life.
"We have tried to build on the success of the first six Louis Theroux Interviews, while pushing further this time into terrain that is gritty and difficult, exploring subjects like mental health, brushes with the law, and political controversy."
"The tone of the shows is always open-minded and generous-hearted, while hopefully being funny, and always mindful of the need to keep viewers interested. I like them, and I’m notoriously hard to please."
The upcoming set of documentaries, is set to continue in the same format as last season; with interviews offering a unique perspective into the day-to-day lives of famous faces.
The previous season of Theroux's show, saw the 53 year-old investigative journalist sit down in an informal interview with Dame Judi Dench at her Surrey home.
The upcoming interviews will offer similar insights into the lives of public figures, as Theroux takes to the locker room post-fight with Anthony Joshua, backstage with Raye at Glastonbury and to Doherty's home in Normandy, where he lives with his wife and their infant daughter.
Theroux will also return to the US to interview activist Chelsea Manning in New York City.
A former US Army Intelligence Analyst, Manning published confidential military documents to WikiLeaks in 2010. Sentenced to 35 years in a military prison for her actions, she was later freed by Barack Obama in 2017.
BBC head of commissioning, documentaries, expressed her excitement for the eclectic line-up of interviewees, saying: "Louis’s genuine curiosity and warmth mean that each of these meetings will bring us something very new and different and I can’t wait to see him take us deeper into the worlds of these hugely engaging cultural figures."
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