Andrew Garfield

Andrew Garfield (centre) on BBC One's Graham Norton Show
Andrew Garfield, currently starring as a 17th century Jesuit missionary in the Martin Scorsese film Silence, has been talking about his experience of undertaking a silent retreat at St Beuno’s Spirituality Centre in North Wales. The actor was guest on the Graham Norton Show on BBC One on Friday, alongside Annette Bening, Harriet Harman and Asa Butterfield .Part of the preparation for playing Jesuit priests in the film, Garfield explained, was for fellow actor Adam Driver and himself to...
The new Martin Scorsese movie Silence goes on general release in UK cinemas today.It tells the story of Jesuit missionaries risking their lives to bring the Word of God to a persecuted Christian minority in seventeenth century Japan, and doing so explores the nature of faith, doubt and redemption.In a recent edition of Jesuits & Friends Jonathan Wright explained the role Jesuits played in early-modern Japan:It fell to Francis Xavier to inaugurate the Jesuits’ Japanese adventure....
Andrew Garfield in Silence Credit Kerry Brown
The Christian publisher SPCK is offering a 20% discount to friends and supporters of the Jesuits on two new books to mark the film adaptation by Martin Scorsese of Shūsaku Endō’s novel Silence. In addition to publishing a special edition of the novel, SPCK has also recently published a new book In Search of Japan’s Hidden Christians by John Dougill, which describes the history behind the story. Christian missionaries, including many Jesuits, arrived in Japan in 1549 and over...
Andrew Garfield with Ben
In November 2014, I was putting my cereal bowl on the trolley at the end of the (silent) breakfast at St Beuno’s when Ben, the Assistant Chef, sidled up to me, inclined his head towards one of the retreatants and whispered, ‘Father Roger, is that Spiderman in the dining room?’  ‘Don’t tell anyone, Ben!’ was the reply. Andrew Garfield, the star of two Spiderman films, supporting actor in ‘The Social Network’ and the lead in Scorsese...
Martin Scorsese directs Andrew Garfield on the set of 'Silence': Kerry Brown/Paramount Pictures
Actor Andrew Garfield has been speaking about his experience of undertaking a seven-day silent retreat at St Beuno’s spirituality and retreat centre in North Wales, in preparation for his role in the Martin Scorsese film Silence, which is due to be released in the UK in the New Year. Scorsese has been passionate about making the film since he read Shūsaku Endō’s novel of the same name back in 1989; and it is due to receive its premiere in the Vatican within the next few weeks.The...
An epic story about Jesuit missionaries in 17th century Japan is due to go into production next month, under the direction of Martin Scorsese, according to reports. Years of delays and litigation have hampered his ambition to turn Shusaku Endo’s book Silence into a film, but now it appears that plans are moving forward.Liam Neeson has apparently been secured to play the role of Jesuit Father Ferreira who risked persecution and even death to bring the Gospel to Buddhists in Japan, with...