When we began this series the story was dominated by men and women were too often pawns, manipulating or sexing their way to power with little real agency of their own. Full Story TMZ has photos of Ygritte and Jon Snow a couple of weeks ago being all sweet and romantic at a London restaurant.
It comes from having studied a significant length of it so thoroughly for the show. But I can tell you I’ve just finished Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go and started Diana Athill’s autobiography. Your favorite, your least favorite, yours, any story.
So many defining characteristics in British identity originate from those years - political, religious, artistic, military. He continues to ‘educate’ me (translate as ‘moans if we don’t watch at least 3 movies a week’). I’m very keen to read Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts, which has been looking at me from my bookshelf for weeks so I’ll take it to set with me for the next job. Read Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass and Winnie-the-Pooh. A lot would have gone over your head the first time around I promise you.
The bulk of your career thus far has revolved around historical projects. It just worked out that a couple of high profile historical projects were offered to me in the early years of my career.
You don’t turn down a great job because it requires a corset and you’ve worn one before. Which of those eras do you prefer: that of the Tudors or that of Casanova? But, I will always have a special place in my heart for the Tudor dynasty.
How is a historical project different from a modern project—in terms of both approach and execution? Hopefully, she will be one of just many characters that I grow a strong affection for in playing them. New Year’s day was spent at the cinema for the double bill of Steven Soderbergh’s Che if that counts. He’s a well-respected British film critic and I would encourage your audience to download his podcast with Simon Mayo from BBC5 LIVE.