Who Am I This Time? with David Morrissey
Season 1, Ep. 10
David is joined by British theatrical royalty in the form of Sir Derek Jacobi to talk about his ground-breaking, award winning performance as the twitching stammering Emperor in the 1976 BBC TV drama I Claudius.
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10. Special Episode01:09:01Coral Messam is an Actor, Movement Director/Practitioner and Wellness Instructor with over 24 years of experience in performance and movement practice. Included in her movement work is intimacy consultancy direction in TV and film.Jamie Matthewman is a voice, dialect and acting coach working in film, TV, Theatre, Education and the corporate world. He trained as an actor, and subsequently as a voice and dialect coach, at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.Stephanie Carey has been a Professional Stuntwoman on the British Stunt Register for over 20 years working in film and television. She specialises in combat and is one of a handful of active competitive female precision drivers in the UK. David was delighted that they all agreed to share with him the unique way they contribute to the actors process of building a character earlier this year.
9. Jonathan Pryce01:04:48Multi award winning actor Jonathan Pryce has been working in Theatre, Film and Television for more than five decades. His work in theatre includes an award-winning Hamlet at the Royal Court in 1980 and as The Engineer in Miss Saigon in London and New York. He’s appeared in films as eclectic as Evita, Tomorrow Never Dies, Glengarry Glen Ross and The Age of Innocence. In 2019, he earned his first Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of Pope Francis in the film The Two Popes. His television work includes Thomas Wolsey in Wolf Hall, the High Sparrow in Game of Thrones and Prince Philip in the final two seasons of The Crown.His breakthrough screen performance was in Terry Gilliam's satirical, dystopian, black comedy Brazil and David was delighted he agreed to talk to him about that experience earlier this year.
8. Geraldine James01:05:27The theatre director Peter Hall referred to Geraldine James as one of the great English classical actresses. Graduating from the Drama Centre she embarked on a theatre career that would see her nominated for a Tony and winning the Drama Desk Award for her role as Portia in the Broadway revival of The Merchant Of Venice.Her film credits include Gandhi, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and 45 Years. Since 2017, she has starred in the Netflix series Anne With An E. Geraldine has been nominated four times for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress; for Dummy, Band Of Gold, The Sins and The Jewel In The Crown where she played the character Sarah Layton. David caught up with her to talk about that experience earlier this year.
7. Don Warrington53:37Don Warrington has an extensive list of credits across Film, Television and Theatre including Death in Paradise, Cat’s Eyes, and Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet as well as starring roles at the National Theatre, the RSC and at Manchester’s Royal Exchange. One of his first roles was playing Philip Smith in the comedy series Rising Damp, alongside Leonard Rossiter, Richard Beckinsale, and Frances de la Tour. David caught up with him earlier this year to talk about that life changing experience.
6. Brian Cox58:52Multi award winning actor Brian Cox is familiar to the theatre going public all over the world. He also has a distinguished career in Film and TV including roles in Rushmore, The Bourne Identity, and Zodiac as well as being the first actor to portray Hannibal Lecter in Manhunter. He currently stars as media magnate Logan Roy, in HBO's critically acclaimed series Succession for which he won the Golden Globe and was nominated for the Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series. David was delighted to be able to catch up with him to talk about it earlier this year.
5. Tanya Moodie57:16After training at RADA, Canadian born Tanya Moodie established herself as a stage actor and attracted multiple award nominations for her work on Intimate Apparel and Fences. She’s also appeared on screen in projects as diverse as A Discovery Of Witches, Motherland, Tin City and Star Wars - The Rise Of Skywalker. David caught up with her earlier this year to talk about life, work and her portrayal of the character of Wiletta Mayer in the NT production of Trouble In Mind.
4. David Thewlis01:13:24Multi award winning actor David Thewlis burst onto our screens in Mike Leigh’s Naked in 1983 playing Johnny, a homeless, highly intelligent, embittered, rambling, street philosopher. Since then he’s been a constantly changing presence on both Film and TV in endlessly diverse projects from the likes of Luc Besson, Ridley Scott, Terence Malick, The Coen Brothers and Charlie Kaufmann. David caught up with him earlier this year to talk about his role as Christopher Edwards in Sky Atlantic’s four part drama Landscapers.
3. Ruth Madeley50:37Ruth Madeley was nominated for a BAFTA for her performance in Don’t Take My Baby which told the story of a disabled couple's fight to prevent their baby from being taken away. She’s also appeared on stage at the Old Vic and the Donmar Warehouse. David caught up with her earlier this year to talk about her starring role as Barbara Lisicki in Jack Thorne’s BBC drama, Then Barbara Met Alan.
2. Adeel Akhtar01:04:35Adeel was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor for his role on Channel 4's Utopia, before becoming the first non-white actor to win a BAFTA award in a leading role for the single drama Murdered By My Father. He also received a British Academy Film Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Ali & Ava. But in 2010 he appeared in the Chris Morris film Four Lions and David was delighted to catch up with him to talk about it at the beginning of this year.