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This month our resident film critic rachel salveta reviews the Wolf of Wall street, director martin scorsese’s breathtaking biopic of the depravity and excesses of stockbroker Jordan belfort. We also have an exclusive interview with emily Watson who discusses her role in the book thief - the movie adapted from markus zusak's bestselling novel about a young girl’s defiance of the Nazi book burning during WW2. To tie-in we have another exclusive competition with three Book Thief goody bags up for grabs. Enjoy,

Drew hipson, editor

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CONTENTS 04 CORE EXCLUSIVE

24 FOOD & DRINK

An exclusive interview with Emily Watson.

Feature & recipe with Claudio Celino.

07 COMPETITION

29 MUSIC

WIN! The Book Thief movie merchandise.

New music venue The Circle launched.

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35 MONEY

A review of The Wolf Of Wall Street.

Financial advice with Tom Munro.

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40 WHAT’S ON

Spring/Summer Trends with Elaine Burns.

Gig listings for The Circle music venue.

21 BUSINESS PROFILE A Q&A with Anita Celistini of The Podiatry Room.

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THE WORD An exclusive Q&A with Emily Watson In THE BOOK THIEF, adapted from the novel by Markus Zusak, Emily Watson plays the stern hausfrau Rosa Hubermann, foster mother to Liesel, the young girl at the heart of the story. From the film’s set in Germany, she speaks about the project.

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osa must be a joy to play. as strict as she is, she has an extraordinary heart. Absolutely. I’m so thrilled to be doing this. It’s such fun to be someone so extreme, and yet she comes out to be pretty good in the end. In a way, at the beginning, you need to completely perceive it from a child’s point of view as if she is the wicked stepmother. She’s an archetype. Their house is a little bit like a fairy-tale. But then as you get to know her, I think there’s this really interesting moment where it starts to tell the story of this war from the point of view of very, very ordinary German people who are not caught up in the ideology of it. Or they’re caught up in it, because everybody was, but they’re not buying it. I think for her it’s not because she’s particularly radical, she’s just getting on with

her life. This moment arrives where a moral choice lands on her doorstep and she has a split second to make a decision about what’s personal and which way you go. Would you say that she’s the realist to hans’s fantasist? Completely. I keep playing these sort of women who are the breadwinning, make everything work, keep the household together, always on the move, always on the go, don’t have time to be poetic about life, kinds of people! You worked with geoffrey rush on the LIfe anD Death of Peter seLLers. Was it nice to be reunited? As soon as I knew Geoffrey was doing it, it was a no-brainer, really. I haven’t seen

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him much since [doing THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PETER SELLERS]. He lives in Australia. I’ve probably seen him once or twice along the way. But he’s hilarious. He’s so funny and he makes me laugh. He’s always making up jokes and telling funny stories. You can see he’s just sitting there, thinking about it, and he comes out with the worst joke. He’s very much a clown, which is great for this part. And his work is very detailed. It’s like a dog with a bone, just gnawing away. Is it intriguing for you to play in a story like this from the perspective of a girl who doesn’t understand the bigger picture of what’s going on? Absolutely. Liesel hates Hitler, because her parents were taken away and presumably killed by the regime. But had it been treating her family well, how would she feel? It’s very interesting, also, the whole perspective of Death, treating the war as a thing that’s happening to humanity. I love the line where he says, “I’ve seen so many young men over the years who think they’re running at other young men, but they’re not. They’re running at me.” Did you do research into the period? Well, it’s a period I know quite a lot about anyway, but just being here in Berlin, there’s so much stuff about the war and how ordinary people lived through it and it’s all around you. It’s a city that is so conscious of its history, in a really good, positive way and they aren’t in denial about it. It’s very much that they wear it on their sleeves, and there are a lot of exhibits and museums. It was something that was quite strange at the beginning of rehearsal. I was sitting there talking about the war then you sort of think, “Wow, these people’s parents or grandparents, which way did they jump?” I felt slightly uncomfortable about that, in a way, because how

are we to judge how ordinary people behaved. Would we have behaved the same if we’d been there? You hope that you would have done the right thing. What’s brian Percival like to work with? He’s very focused on the story and the point of view; who’s telling the story. He’s very gentle and he’s really enjoying the time that he has. He’s gone from five to seven pages of script a day on television to two to three pages a day, and that’s a huge difference. You can work in detail, which is great. the interior of the hubermann’s house has been designed to look very lived in. has it been interesting trying to get to know that set and treat it as a home? We worked very hard to make it look like she runs a business from there. She’s always on the go, washing, ironing, and getting things dry. It’s really stressful to get it all done. She’s very stressed out about work always. That’s why she’s so mean to everybody! We had a very clear breakdown of the time of day of each scene, so I worked out with the art department what she’d be doing at any one time. Is it helpful to the performance to make those details your own? Yes. I mean, obviously in a film like this, you have to say I’d really like to have this and this and this. You can’t say, “Oh, I’m going to be cooking an omelette. You need to get the eggs.” For me, particularly in this kind of domestic setting, it’s those kinds of details that make it real and you’re playing somebody who’s always doing. Hans is the opposite. He’s always in the present and he’s often sitting and thinking. He’s a philosopher. She’s a doer. I needed always to be doing something. On the go, go, go. www.thebookthief.com

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The Wolf of Wall Street > By Rachel Salveta Based on the true story of wealthy stockbroker Jordan Belfort, 'The Wolf of Wall Street' is Martin Scorsese's depiction of the extreme highs and lows of this young man's incredible journey of success in the dog eat dog world of the stock market. From humble beginnings 'The Wolf of Wall Street' follows Jordan as he makes his first sale to the successes of his own company on the infamous Wall Street. From small change to millions within a short space of time, we witness his indulgence in everything that money can bring. However, when word gets out about this new man about town, the officials are quickly on his case and it's not long before his world comes crashing down around him. From wild party antics to extreme come-downs, this movie has it all, however, in true Scorsese fashion, it is all done so stylishly that you can't take your eyes away from the screen for a second.

It is the fifth project of the ever popular Scorsese/DiCaprio collaboration and it seems that they have yet another success to add to their list. After having won the Golden Globe for Best Actor, all bets are on Leo to receive his eagerly awaited first Oscar for his fantastic portrayal of this greedy yet fascinating businessman. And it's not only Leo that has received praise for this movie, Jonah Hill has also been given a nomination for Best Supporting Actor and Scorsese is in the running for Best Director. 'The Wolf of Wall Street' is both outrageous and incredibly humorous, and despite being three hours of runtime, there is never a dull moment as Scorsese takes us on a fascinating ride through the greed and corruption that wealth can bring, making it a definite one to watch.

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A sting in the tail Financial advice with Tom Munro www.tommunro.co.uk Another two query’s from clients last month, both approached direct via an unsolicited phone call the other a text message! by pension liberation companies offering a ‘get rich quick’ solution at great expense to the pension holder. Firstly, as I have said on many occasions, reputable investment companies will never ever contact people direct, so always beware. So how does this scam work? Pension Liberation plans are products designed to release your pension pot before the minimum pension age of 55 converting your pension benefits mainly or entirely into cash. This is achieved by transferring your pension benefits away from your current plan to a new arrangement elsewhere. The new deal then makes your pension pot available as a cash payment back to you, either directly, or indirectly through loans which you are in practice required to repay. Pension liberation plans make significant deductions from the money transferred, loosely described as 'commission' or 'arrangement fees'. It is not uncommon that after these deductions have been made that only 70-80% of the original pension plan value is available. In addition you run the very real risk of HMRC imposing signif-

icant tax charges on you of up to 55% of the value of your pension, yes - more than half of the pension's value, and perhaps additional penalties. The biggest warning I can give though is by taking your pension benefits early, then you are likely to be worse off in retirement, as you would have significantly reduced whatever value you had left. This practice can be considered illegal if you are not told in advance about these key outcomes of liberating your pension in this fashion. For example where you are not informed of the tax penalties, the fees/charges involved or how the remainder of your pension savings are invested. This is referred to as 'Pension Liberation Fraud'. So avoid being disadvantaged and never give out financial or personal information to a cold caller. Speak to an adviser first who is not associated with any proposal you have received for unbiased advice and more importantly a detailed breakdown including the financial penalties of this costly transaction. See you next month.

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