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It’s a Wed­nes­day morn­ing in Lon­don and Austin Stow­ell is miss­ing home. “There’s an La-es­que juice shop around the cor­ner and I’ve ba­si­cally been go­ing there ev­ery day for break­fast, lunch and din­ner.” Still, no amount of juic­ing can hold back the rain, which has been non­stop for the best part of a week. Or maybe Lon­don’s al­ways like that. Ei­ther way, Stow­ell’s in high spir­its. “My show pre­miered last night in the US so a lot of peo­ple have been reach­ing out,” he says of Public Mo­rals, also star­ring Ed­ward Burns with Steven Spiel­berg as an ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer. “It’s been a busy morn­ing.” It was while flm­ing this TV drama that the 30-year-old frst met Spiel­berg. “He’s one of the best-dressed guys I’ve ever seen. I’d like to think he com­poses him­self in the mir­ror like he com­poses his ac­tors on flm – ev­ery­thing goes to­gether so well,” says Stow­ell. “He looked just as I’d imag­ined – mi­nus the glow­ing aura around him.” Spiel­berg was equally im­pressed by his young charge. While di­rect­ing on Bridge of Spies, if re­ports are to be be­lieved, he specif­cally called for Stow­ell af­ter spot­ting him on the set. “Oh yeah, I was hand­picked by Steven Spiel­berg,” jokes Stow­ell, when we put it to him. “But it’s no won­der ac­tors fght to work with him. He re­ally is a won­der­ful man, and cares so much about flm and sto­ry­telling. It’s an hon­our to work for him.” Set at the height of the Cold War, Bridge of Spies sees Stow­ell play Fran­cis Gary Pow­ers, a US air force pi­lot shot down and cap­tured dur­ing a re­con­nais­sance mis­sion over Rus­sia. Based on a true story,

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