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Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard In Stills From Justin Kurzel’s ‘Macbeth’

In contrast, Bolingbroke is the epitome of the joy of Shakespearean opacity. When I started filming Richard II for the 2012 BBC series The Hollow Crown, I had just been performing Hamlet in 1,200-seat theatres, on the Olivier Stage at the National as well as on tour. It was an abrupt switch: from engaging so directly with audiences to doing a very different part straight in front of the camera. In the theatre, a glance to the left, for instance, is not going to read so much as a line of text, and so you use the lines as your only way of engaging with the story and with the audience.

The camera captures details, however, and it captures them so minutely that I found it difficult to gauge the amount of thought and emotion that was necessary to have bubbling up inside to ensure that there was always something behind the eyes to support the text. Both on stage and in film, there’s always an inner light, but it shines in very different ways. Bolingbroke’s light is particularly difficult to find the source of, since his lines are almost purely functional, with the two exceptions of his touching farewell to his father, John of Gaunt, and his final speech upon hearing that Richard has been murdered. Other than those two passages, there is nothing else that is emotion-based or that explains his narratives and desires. He’s one of those characters where as an actor you can’t help but notice how very little Shakespeare has given you to work with. Bolingbroke seems almost underwritten – but in a curiously good way.

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Which one wears Tom better?

Tom Hiddleston looks great in period costumes. Which did he wear better? Black jacket for Crimson Peak or red leather jacket for The Hollow Crown?

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30 Days of Shakespeare challenge #11: favourite king = Henry IV (Henry Bolingbroke)

Shakespeare’s poetry is like a labyrinth. And his verse is so full of twists and turns, which at first can seem confusing and befuddling and intimidating. But, if in preparation on your own, you’ve worked out the route from the outside to the center and you know you have to take this turn and then this turn and then go around the back of this and then come back in this way… If you as an actor know the way through the labyrinth you can lead other people faster and with clarity and with fun.

Tom Hiddleston in the documentary A Muse Of Fire. See clip here: http://vimeo.com/92063920

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Congratulations to Rory Kinnear for winning the Best Actor award for his role as Iago at this year’s Oliviers! Well done, Mr Kinnear, and thank you for representing Shakespeare on stage this year. Here’s a video where he and his co-star Adrian Lester chat about their roles in National Theatre’s Othello

"…When I was a king, my flatterers
Were then but subjects; being now a subject,
I have a king here to my flatterer.
Being so great, I have no need to beg.”

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