In Conversation with Kiefer Sutherland
21 April 10
With the season finale of 24 due to hit our screens on June 6, actor Kiefer Sutherland, aka Jack Bauer offers the inside scoop to an audience at BAFTA.
- Hear the man behind Jack Bauer pay tribute to his skilled co-stars and directors.
- Discover the valuable career lessons he's learnt along the way.
- Get the inside view on the final episodes of 24, Season 8.
WARNING This programme includes clips from ‘24’ which contain some scenes of violence. ‘24’ is certified for audiences over the age of 15
Kiefer Sutherland has played the action-packed role of special agent Jack Bauer in the series 24 since the show’s launch over eight years ago.
First broadcast in November 2001, 24 has won a global fan base through its groundbreaking 'real-time' format and multiple plot twists. Day 8, the much anticipated final series of the show, premiered at the start of the year.
On 16 April 2010, Kiefer joined presenter Andrew Collins at BAFTA to offer an insider view of the show and reflect on his personal experiences playing the iconic protagonist.
During the course of 24, Jack Bauer has battled against terrorist plots, biological and nuclear threats, attempts to assassinate the US president and moles within his Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU). Kiefer explains how such a demanding script required an intense level and volume of filming, “14 hours a day, 7 days a week, 10 months a year for 8 years”.
Yet, for the movie-actor-turned-TV-star, 24 has proved to be the greatest education of his career, gaining him more experience and confidence than any of his film work. Watching clips of his on-screen higlights he radiates enthusiasm for the medium of television and explains how a move from film into TV is increasingly being seen as a healthy career change.
Kiefer goes on to describe his co-stars and directors with great admiration. He explains how director Howard Gordon’s work on the final series “took my breath away”, pointing to his ability to create dramatic scenes of high tension by often switching the tempo between fast action and static poignancy.
The line that used to divide television and film has just become eviscerated...
This event was held in association with Sky. The series finale 24 will air on Sky1 HD and Sky1 on June 6 2010
More About Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland is a London-born, Canadian actor, producer and director, best known for his role as special agent Jack Bauer in the successful US drama series 24.
Throughout his career he has won the accolades of Best Actor for a television series drama at the 2001 Golden Globe Awards, and Outstanding Lead Actor for a drama series at the 2006 Primetime Emmy Awards.