Stephen Mayne

Stephen Mayne is a film writer based in London who wasted time getting undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in politics before realising that he only wakes up sitting in a darkened room watching light flicker across the screen. Now he spends most of his time doing just that. You can follow Stephen on Twitter @finalreel.

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    A Walk Among the Tombstones

    In recent years, Liam Neeson has become so swaddled in cliché it...

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    God Help the Girl

    You’d think he’d settle for being a musical icon: for most that would be m...

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    Earth to Echo

    There’s no shame in openly drawing inspiration from others: nothing is truly orig...

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    I Am Divine

    He was born Harris Glenn Milstead but you know him better as Divine. Offering a rich c...

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    NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage

    Theatre productions are fascinating affairs. They exist ...

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    Secret Sharer

    For all the exotic locales he wrote about, it was always the open sea that loomed l...