While British Artist and Director Steve McQueen may not yet have the full luster of his American namesake, his latest film Shame is set to embellish his already esteemed reputation. As an artist, he has won the ‘99 Turner Prize (for work including black and white, silent films; Bear, and Deadpan) and in ‘07, produced Queen and Country; a collection of 155 stamps, each commemorating a soldier who lost their life in the Iraq war (for which McQueen is an official war artist). His first feature length film Hunger, told the story of Bobby Sands, and the ‘81 Irish hunger strike, and was awarded Festival de Cannes’ prestigious Caméra d’Or. Four years on, and his second film will feature Michael Fassbender as a thirty-something in New York, suffering at the peril of his ferocious sexual appetite. Shame is in Cinemas now.