The Leeds Beckett scholars were joined by fellow Statham researcher Dr Renee Middlemost from the University of Wollongong to present a preview of the work they have conducted on the star for the publication to an engaged audience, which was followed by an in-depth discussion. Crank it up: Jason Statham – Star!, edited by Dr Steven Gerrard and Prof Robert Shail of Leeds Beckett University, is being published by Manchester University Press in September 2019, and contains a chapter from Spy (2015) director Paul Feig.
Jason Statham Scholars take work on tour in run-up to book’s release
Northern Film School researchers Dr Steven Gerrard and Natasha Parcei recently took their work to the Fan Studies Network at the end of June, hosted at the University of Portsmouth, to promote their forthcoming book on British action hero Jason Statham.
Left to Right: Dr Renee Middlemost, Natasha Parcei and Dr Steven Gerrard