About this book
Subtitled, "Actors On Playing Real People". Includes new interview material from leading actors such as Simon Callow, Timothy West, Ian McKellen and Jeremy Irons.
This is the first book to explore how actors play real people. How do you capture Hitler, Mugabe, or a serial killer? How do you portray living monarchs or political leaders? Is it possible to embody a genius like Mozart or Darwin? With a multiple award-winning line-up, including Sir Ian McKellen on playing himself in Ricky Gervais's Extras.