Star actor Simon Russell Beale on playing Stalin
5th May 2012
INTERVIEW: SIMON RUSSELL BEALE
To mark the transfer to the National’s Olivier Theatre of John Hodge’s Olivier Award-winning play, Collaborators, about Stalin and Bulgakov, we’re sharing this short six-minute extract of actor Simon Russell Beale reflecting on the challenge of playing the dictator. Dominic Cavendish quizzes. Some background noise.