Roger Allam: the acting life

9th July 2008

 

INTERVIEW: ROGER ALLAM

The actor who plays German impressario Max Reinhardt in Michael Frayn’s Afterlife (National Theatre) talks to Philip Fisher about the role, and about his career, in which he has played other historical figures, from Adolf Hitler to Willy Brandt.

Playing a real person does have its challenges – we only have other people’s accounts of what Reinhardt was like.

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