Martin Freeman at the VINYL Festival in Dublin

Martin Freeman and Eddie Piller are part of the lineup for the new VINYL Festival that will take place on the weekend of May 5-7 at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin. According to Hotpress, they will discuss their mutual love of mod subculture, its range of influences, its music, and how it informs their lives, not to mention their recent collaboration, Jazz On The Corner.

Tickets go on sale on March 29th.

For info on prices and more details go to www.vinyl-dublin.com

New interview for The Times

As part of the Black Panther press tour, in this new interview Martin talks about his concerns over the privacy of his kids:

Last night, for instance, my kids came to the Black Panther premiere,” he says. “And it was a big deal for me and Amanda, to work out how we get them in and experience some of the excitement of it without having to pose for pictures with them. Look, there are worse things in the world. But it’s a pain in the arse and I don’t like it.

His new family dinamics now that he’s some sort of a single parent:

it’s lovely to be part of a family, of course it is. It’s lovely. But then the parents . . .” He trails off, regroups and adds: “We have a fine old time, me and my kids, and I know they do with Amanda. And fortunately, me and Amanda get on like a house on fire. We’re very close.

His future projects:

There’s a comedy series that he’s developing for TV called “Breeders” (“I can’t say any more than that!”), a documentary on 2 Tone Records and possibly another Marvel movie. Which can only mean one thing. “I’m successful,” he says, grinning, tongue only slightly in cheek. “I’m not saying that I deserve it. Or that I am any good at it. But you would have to acknowledge that I am successful.”

And his choices for a perfect weekend:

Pub or red carpet?
Pub. And I don’t even like the pub

Suit or tracksuit?
Suit

Street food or Michelin-starred meal?
Neither, but street food is more likely

Team sports or go for a run?
Again, neither. But team sports

Wine or water?
I’m Catholic. I can do both at the same time.

How many unread emails in your inbox?
None

I couldn’t get through the weekend without . . .
A bath

Martin on CONAN

As part of the Black Panther press tour, Martin was a guest at the Conan O’Brien show on TBS last night. Here are two videos of Martin’s brilliant participation:

Also remember to check out our twitter account and instagram for small videos before his appearance.