The Ghost is a contemporary political thriller by the best-selling English novelist and journalist Robert Harris. In 2010, the novel was adapted into a film, The Ghost Writer, directed by Roman Polanski and starring Pierce Brosnan, for which Polanski and Harris co-wrote the screenplay.
Joe's in the latest BBC adaptation from the makers of Peaky Blinders . Kermit, of course, is in the 1992 Muppets classic.
The revelation though?
"I've never actually seen A Muppet Christmas Carol ," says Joe, despite it being on all Christmas, every Christmas.Charlotte Riley says her favourite Christmas movie is Dudley Moore 's Santa Claus and her favourite festive song is Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
Three other ghosts then show him his past, his present and his deathly future.
"You understand a lot more about Scrooge and why he is the way that he is.
"I think it humanises him and it makes the story of redemption even more satisfying. "Joe Alwyn 's favourite Christmas movie is Home Alone , with Silent Night as his favourite Christmas song
She thinks executive producer Steven Knight has "read between the lines" of Dickens to put this new twist on the plot.
"It's not the glossy, sanitised, cheery Dickensian world that we might know previously," says Joe Alwyn .
"It looks at Scrooge 's pain and that goes into some uncomfortable themes and areas that haven't been explored before.
"It's totally in the vein of Peaky Blinders . "Stephen Graham 's Christmas classic is It's A Wonderful Life, while he argues Imagine by John Lennon is his favourite Christmas song
"What this version has done is make a good representation of what's happening In Society now in certain respects.
"It bangs a mirror up and says, 'Be Careful '. Look at how you treat people and your fellow man.
"You don't want to go to your grave with all those horrible resentments. "
"It's been alright hasn't it?" he smiles.
"I still pinch myself sometimes as I'm still that little kid that just wanted to be an actor when he grew up. "
He admits that more people now recognise him, which he puts down to Line Of Duty in which he played series five's protagonist, John Corbett .
"I never realised how massive that show is. And the momentum of that seemed to carry on to The Virtues . "
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