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  • Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Matt Damon | Andrew Denton

    Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Matt Damon

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    • By Andrew Denton
    • Narrated By Matt Damon
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    Everyone has a story. The following interview is taken from the best of Andrew Denton's award-winning Enough Rope series, ranking among the most penetrating discussions from the 2000s with celebrities, larger-than-life personalities and average Joes. There are Hollywood stars who catch every lens, walk every carpet and take up every path that might soak up a little more fame. They shine brightly for a while before imploding. Then there is another type of Hollywood star, the one who consciously avoids the most corrosive elements of celebrity and plays it smart. Matt Damon is one of these.

  • Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Jerry Seinfeld | Andrew Denton

    Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Jerry Seinfeld

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    • By Andrew Denton
    • Narrated By Jerry Seinfeld
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    Everyone has a story. The following interview is taken from the best of Andrew Denton's award-winning Enough Rope series, ranking among the most penetrating discussions from the 2000s with celebrities, larger-than-life personalities and average Joes. It is not often you get to meet someone who is both a student and a master of the same craft. He's toured as a stand-up comedian for over 20 years and is immortalised in TV history with the groundbreaking sitcom that bears his name. Please welcome the comedian's comedian, Jerry Seinfeld.

  • Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Dave Grohl | Andrew Denton

    Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Dave Grohl

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    • By Andrew Denton
    • Narrated By Andrew Denton, Dave Grohl
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    Everyone has a story. The following interview is taken from the best of Andrew Denton's award-winning Enough Rope series. Uncouth, unwashed, inarticulate, egotistical – we all know the rock star image. David Grohl has sold more than 40 million CDs in the last decade and a half, roaming the world to packed arenas everywhere, playing in bands Nirvana and now of course the Foo Fighters. In an industry full of conformism marketed as the opposite, he is a true individual, a man unafraid to be himself: David Grohl.

  • Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Mel Brooks | Andrew Denton

    Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Mel Brooks

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    • By Andrew Denton
    • Narrated By Andrew Denton, Mel Mel
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    Everyone has a story. The following interview is taken from the best of Andrew Denton's award-winning Enough Rope series, ranking among the most penetrating discussions from the 2000s with celebrities, larger-than-life personalities and average Joes. Mel Brooks has been responsible for many of the funniest moments of the last 40 years. How is this for some credits?: The Two Thousand Year Old Man, Get Smart, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein.

  • Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Colin Hay | Andrew Denton

    Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Colin Hay

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    • By Andrew Denton
    • Narrated By Colin Hay
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    Everyone has a story. The following interview is taken from the best of Andrew Denton's award-winning Enough Rope series, ranking among the most penetrating discussions from the 2000s with celebrities, larger-than-life personalities, and average Joes. You are about to meet a rare beast - a rock star with a sense of humour about himself. First the rock star bit and if you do not know his song, you are positively un-Australian. Formerly from Men at Work, later his own man, please welcome the positively non-Australian, Colin Hay.

  • Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Elton John | Andrew Denton

    Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Elton John

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    • By Andrew Denton
    • Narrated By Elton John
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    Everyone has a story. The following interview is taken from the best of Andrew Denton's award-winning Enough Rope series, ranking among the most penetrating discussions from the 2000s with celebrities, larger-than-life personalities, and average Joes. Few people can carry off the title "Legend". Elton John is one of them. As songwriter, he has written a soundtrack to many of our lives. As a composer, he has overtaken Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber with the success of his musicals - The Lion King, Aida, and of course Billy Elliot, which is on its way to Australia.

  • Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Geoffrey Robertson | Andrew Denton

    Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Geoffrey Robertson

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    • Narrated By Geoffrey Robertson
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    As the war on terror edges ever closer to home, we're beginning to ask ourselves a hard question: To protect a free society, how many freedoms are we prepared to give up? Geoffrey Robertson has spent most of his life at the pointy end of this question. As a QC, he's campaigned for human rights across the world. He's prosecuted heads of state and defended men on death row. His clients have included IRA bombers, dissidents, Salman Rushdie, and Johnny Rotten. One of the world's great legal minds, he has led a life that would have exhausted any three normal men and all without a hair out of place.

  • Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Kris Kristofferson | Andrew Denton

    Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Kris Kristofferson

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    • By Andrew Denton
    • Narrated By Kris Kristofferson
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    When Bob Dylan made Blonde on Blonde Kris Kristofferson was the studio janitor. A few years later he was a million seller himself, with songs like "Me and Bobby McGee" and "Help Me Make It Through the Night". Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Martin Scorcese, Barbara Streisand: These are just some of the co-stars in his film and musical career; one that spans five decades, many drinks, and more highs and lows than a weather map.

  • Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Lily Tomlin | Andrew Denton

    Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Lily Tomlin

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    • By Andrew Denton
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    Over a career stretching back more than 40 years, Lily Tomlin has established herself as one of the legends of American comedy. With an astonishing body of work, from Laugh In to Sesame Street, from the movie Nashville, to the TV series The West Wing, Lily Tomlin's characters have consistently shone light on the human heart.

  • Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Billy Connolly | Andrew Denton

    Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Billy Connolly

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    • By Andrew Denton
    • Narrated By Billy Connolly
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    Everyone has a story. The following interview is taken from the best of Andrew Denton's award-winning Enough Rope series, ranking among the most penetrating discussions from the 2000s with celebrities, larger-than-life personalities, and average Joes. William 'Billy' Connolly Jr, CBE (born 24 November 1942) is a Scottish comedian, musician, presenter and actor. He is sometimes known, especially in his native Scotland, by the nickname 'The Big Yin' ('The Big One').

  • Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Donny Osmond | Andrew Denton

    Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Donny Osmond

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    • By Andrew Denton
    • Narrated By Donny Osmond
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    Donny Osmond is one of the most extraordinary showbiz stories of them all. By the age of 16 he was the biggest act in the world, with sales of 80 million albums. By the age of 19 he was washed up. By 25 he was being advised to change his name. When he eventually did make his comeback several years later, it was under the name 'Anonymous'. At the time of this interview he was 48, having reclaimed his career, his life, and his name.

  • Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman | Andrew Denton

    Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman

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    • By Andrew Denton
    • Narrated By Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman
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    Everyone has a story. The following interview is taken from the best of Andrew Denton's award-winning Enough Rope series, ranking among the most penetrating discussions from the 2000s with celebrities, larger-than-life personalities and average Joes. Do not ask Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman to go up to the shop and get you something. Their idea of a nice ride is to travel 20,000 kilometres across a continent. In 2005, they drove their bikes from London to New York, via Eastern Europe, Mongolia, and Siberia. And it wasn't long after that they finished another epic journey.

  • Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Steve Irwin | Andrew Denton

    Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Steve Irwin

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    • Narrated By Andrew Denton, Steve Irwin
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    Everyone has a story. The following interview is taken from the best of Andrew Denton's award-winning Enough Rope series, ranking among the most penetrating discussions from the 2000s with celebrities, larger-than-life personalities and average Joes.If you spliced the genes of Sir David Attenborough with those of the cartoon Tasmanian Devil, you'd come up with something like Steve Irwin - an Australian conservationist....

  • Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Cate Blanchett | Andrew Denton

    Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Cate Blanchett

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    • Narrated By Cate Blanchett
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    Everyone has a story. The following interview is taken from the best of Andrew Denton's award-winning Enough Rope series, ranking among the most penetrating discussions from the 2000s with celebrities, larger-than-life personalities and average Joes. She is the Meryl Streep of her generation - a screen actress of phenomenal range and power, a woman who provides the benchmark by which all her contemporaries are judged. She can do smart, she can do funny, she can do sexy, she can do elf - she is Cate Blanchett.

  • Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark | Andrew Denton

    Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

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    • By Andrew Denton
    • Narrated By Andrew Denton, Frederik of Denmark, Mary of Denmark
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    Everyone has a story. The following interview is taken from the best of Andrew Denton's award-winning Enough Rope series, ranking among the most penetrating discussions from the 2000s with celebrities, larger-than-life personalities and average Joes.

  • Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Billy Crystal | Andrew Denton

    Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Billy Crystal

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    • Narrated By Billy Crystal
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    Everyone has a story. The following interview is taken from the best of Andrew Denton's award-winning Enough Rope series, ranking among the most penetrating discussions from the 2000s with celebrities, larger-than-life personalities, and average Joes. Billy Crystal has stepped up to the Oscars microphone more times than anyone of his generation. His work in When Harry Met Sally, City Slickers, Analyze This, and a string of other films has endeared him to millions.

  • Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Olivia Newton-John | Andrew Denton

    Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Olivia Newton-John

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    • By Andrew Denton
    • Narrated By Olivia Newton-John
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    Everyone has a story. The following interview is taken from the best of Andrew Denton's award-winning Enough Rope series, ranking among the most penetrating discussions from the 2000s. For almost 40 years Olivia Newton-John has seemed to effortlessly glide along as one of our show business icons. One of the rare Australian musical acts to conquer both Britain and America, her girl-next-door image belies the toughness necessary to stay successful over more than three decades.

  • Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Dawn French | Andrew Denton

    Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Dawn French

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    • By Andrew Denton
    • Narrated By Dawn French
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    Everyone has a story. The following interview is taken from the best of Andrew Denton's award-winning Enough Rope series, ranking among the most penetrating discussions from the 2000s with celebrities, larger-than-life personalities, and average Joes. You know when you are reading a memoir and you get a bad case of life envy because the person whose life you are reading about has lived a life so full of...well, life, only in capital letters...that it makes your own life seem quite dull by comparison. Such is the case with Dawn French, a woman with an enviable love of life.

  • Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Helen Mirren | Andrew Denton

    Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Helen Mirren

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    • By Andrew Denton
    • Narrated By Helen Mirren
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    Everyone has a story. The following interview is taken from the best of Andrew Denton's award-winning Enough Rope series. When Andrew first saw her in Prime Suspect, he wanted her to arrest him. When he saw her in Gosford Park, he wanted her to order him around. And when he saw her in The Queen, he wanted to be her corgi. She is, of course, the luminous Helen Mirren.

  • Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Gordon Ramsay | Andrew Denton

    Enough Rope with Andrew Denton: Gordon Ramsay

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    • By Andrew Denton
    • Narrated By Gordon Ramsay
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    Everyone has a story. The following interview is taken from the best of Andrew Denton's award-winning Enough Rope series, ranking among the most penetrating discussions from the 2000s with celebrities, larger-than-life personalities, and average Joes. Football, family, food, France, fame, fatherhood, fitness, fortune, and most importantly, fork - all words that begin with f. Anyone who's watched Gordon Ramsay on any of his numerous TV specials and serials will know the way any f-word rolls off his tongue. Audiences have responded with an f-word of their own - fantastic.

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