Interview: Richard Jenkins and Tom McCarthy on The Visitor

This week sees the UK release of The Visitor, a drama about an economics professor (Richard Jenkins) who discovers two illegal immigrants living in his New York apartment.

I recently spoke to  Richard Jenkins and writer-director Tom McCarthy about the film.

Richard is probably best known for his supporting roles in films such as Flirting With Disaster, The Man Who Wasn’t There and as the ghost of Nathaniel Fisher in HBO’s Six Feet Under.

Tom made his debut as a writer-director with The Station Agent in 2003 and has acted in films such as Good Night, and Good Luck, Flags of Our Fathers and the TV shows The Wire and Law & Order.

You can listen to the interviews here:

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You can download this interview as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here

The Visitor is out in UK cinemas from Friday

> Download this interview as an MP3 file
> Richard Jenkins and Tom McCarthy at the IMDb
> Official site for The Visitor
> Trailer and clips of the film at Take Part
> Video of Tom McCarthy discussing the issues of the film at the ACLU
> The Lost Children – A feature in The New Yorker by Margaret Talbot about US immigration and detention

[Photos: © Halcyon Pictures Ltd / WireImage]

Author: Ambrose Heron

Editor of FILMdetail

2 thoughts on “Interview: Richard Jenkins and Tom McCarthy on The Visitor”

  1. I saw THE VISITOR in London. Thought it was truly moving. But being a bit soppy, I really hoped for a happy ending – if only more than the hint of a long term relationship between Walter (what an actor!) and the mother. Thank you John and all concerned with this movie. Ron Moss

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