Louis Theroux Interviews... line-up: Meet the celebrities appearing in the docuseries
The first episode is Theroux's interview with Anthony Joshua.
Louis Theroux Interviews... is back for another star-studded season, with the documentarian speaking to some of the UK's most well known figures, from professional boxer Anthony Joshua to actress Dame Joan Collins.
With one-on-one conversations and Theroux's immersive filming style, the new series will give viewers a closer look into the famous faces like never before. Each of the documentaries explore the subject's lives up to present day, including crucial moments in each of their careers.
The second season of docuseries begins tonight (Tuesday 7th November) on BBC Two at 9pm. There will be six episodes in total, all focusing on a different person.
In the first episode, the documentarian speaks with Anthony Joshua, who Theroux admitted was "challenging" when it came to being vulnerable.
Speaking to RadioTimes.com and other press, he explained: "He's someone who has... I don't know if this is true, but I think for boxers in general, I think he's someone who has a sense of how he needs to express himself, which is this inspirational, but vaguely sort of rooted in self-empowerment and self-help ways of thinking, and underneath that there's a lot of vulnerability and certain levels of pain, and I think you see that."
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Read on for all the well-known personalities taking part in Louis Theroux Interviews...
Anthony Joshua is a British professional boxer and two-time former unified world heavyweight champion. He is the first star Theroux interviews in the new season.
Louis comes face to face with the two-time world heavyweight champion in the docuseries. Against the backdrop of AJ's fight with Jermaine Franklin, Theroux explores the boxer's success, set-backs and motivations.
The documentarian will also spend time in the Watford estate where AJ was raised.
As per the synopsis for the first episode: "Louis Theroux goes head-to-head with world-famous heavyweight boxer and former two-time world champion Anthony Joshua at the north London boxing gym at which he began his career."
Ashley Walters, who is also known by his stage name Asher D, is a British actor and rapper. Walters rose to fame as a member of So Solid Crew, a garage group best known for their single 21 Seconds.
As well as a rap career, Walters is well known in the acting world, especially for his portrayal of Dushane Hill in Top Boy. His other roles include Ronnie Pike in Bulletproof, Antwan in Get Rich or Die Tryin' and Ricky in Bullet Boy.
In the documentary series, Walters tells Theroux about growing up in Peckham, including run-ins with the police and his transition into acting.
Chelsea Manning is a former US Army soldier who was convicted by court-martial in July 2013 of violations of the Espionage Act after disclosing to WikiLeaks classified, or unclassified but sensitive, military and diplomatic documents.
A synopsis for Manning's episode reads: "Branded as a traitor by some and a hero by others, Manning reveals to Theroux what made her risk everything by sharing the documents, as well as sharing her life as a DJ and public speaker."
Dame Joan Collins
Dame Joan Collins is one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema, and has received several awards over the course of her career. Some of these include a Golden Globe Award, a People's Choice Award, two Soap Opera Digest Awards and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
In the second season of Louis Theroux Interviews..., Theroux heads to the French Riviera. Collins discusses the highs and lows of her career and even hits the town with Collins and her husband, Percy Gibson.
Pete Doherty is an English musician, best known for being the co-frontman of the Libertines.
Now living in Normandy with his wife and child, Doherty discusses music, drugs and his hopes for a bright future after his career. Theroux also joins Doherty on tour with the rest of the Libertines.
Singer-songwriter Raye rose to prominence following her features on the likes of You Don't Know Me, By Your Side and Bed, and gained media attention in 2021 when she left Polydor Records to become an independent artist.
Raye's single Escapism went viral on TikTok and in 2023 she released her debut studio album My 21st Century Blues, which received critical acclaim.
Theroux and Raye unpicks her journey from her record label split to taking to the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in his new docuseries.
Stormzy was the first celebrity to feature in BBC Two's Louis Theroux Interviews..., with the series airing on BBC Two on Tuesday 25th October.
Stormzy, real name Michael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr, is a Brit Award-winning rapper and grime star who is best known for his hits Shut Up, Vossi Bop, Blinded by Your Grace, Big for Your Boots, Crown, Own It and more recently, Mel Made Me Do It.
In the episode, the rapper invited Theroux into his south west London home after two years out of the spotlight for a frank and revealing conversation about his childhood, the breakdown of his relationship to new Love Island host Maya Jama and the pressures of being a musician. You can watch the episode on BBC iPlayer.
Dame Judi Dench
Louis Theroux will be interviewing Dame Judi Dench in the second episode of Louis Theroux Interviews..., airing tonight (Tuesday 1st November) at 9:15pm on BBC Two.
The Oscar-winning actress is best known for starring in Shakespeare in Love, Mrs Brown, Notes on a Scandal, Philomena and the Bond films as well as on stage in Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and As Time Goes By.
In the episode, Theroux visits the award-winning actress at her Surrey home to chat about her 60-year career, her passion for theatre and her relationship with her late husband Michael Williams.
Yungblud is the third celebrity interviewed by Louis Theroux for his new BBC Two series, with the episode airing on Tuesday 8th November.
Yungblud, real name Dominic Richard Harrison, is a singer and musician who is best known for his hits 11 Minutes, Tongue Tied, Fleabag, Cotton Candy and albums 21st Century Liability, Weird! and Yungblud.
In the episode, Theroux joins Yungblud in the US on the last two nights of his tour to discuss mental health, sexuality and his response to outspoken critics before they head to Doncaster, where they spend time with Yungblud's family.
Louis Theroux will also be chatting to pop star and actress Rita Ora later in his BBC Two series Louis Theroux Interviews...
The chart-topping singer is best known for her singles Hot Right Now, How We Do (Party), R.I.P, Your Song, Anywhere, Let You Love Me and for her roles in the Fifty Shades franchise, Pokemon Detective Pikachu and Twist. She is also a panelist on The Masked Singer UK, a coach on The Voice Australia and set to host the MTV EMAs with her partner Taika Waititi.
Theroux chats to TV presenter and adventurer Bear Grylls in his BBC Two docuseries.
Grylls is best known for starring in his wilderness survival shows Man vs Wild, Running Wild with Bear Grylls and The Island with Bear Grylls.
Katherine Ryan is one of the subjects in Louis Theroux's docuseries Louis Theroux Interviews, with the comedian and actress due to appear in an episode later this season.
The Canadian comic is best known for her panel show appearances on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Mock the Week, Would I Lie to You?, Have I Got News for You as well as her Netflix sitcom The Duchess. Ryan currently hosts All That Glitters: Britain's Next Jewellery Star and is set to star in Joe and Katherine's Bargain Holidays.
Louis Theroux Interviews season 2 launches on Tuesday 7th November.
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