Kenneth Branagh Remembers ANOTHER COUNTRY With Everett, Day-Lewis & Firth
Acclaimed stage and screen star Kenneth Branagh looks back at the legendary original West End production of the politically applicable play ANOTHER COUNTRY and its various stars-on-the-rise as part of a new interview.
Branagh remembers, "I was living with my then girlfriend in a tiny bedsit. I first read the script in the launderette. Bloody hell! I was shocked. Underneath all this fun and insight into public school life was a serious look at a generation of intellectuals funnelled into a system where something had to give. I rang my agent in disbelief: 'This is going into the West End? We're kids. Do they know what they're doing?'"
As far as the star of the show himself, an on-the-rise Rupert Everett, Branagh humorously recalls, "Rupert was an exciting actor. He would just do things. When they were dramatic, they were brilliant - they took the play to another level. Sometimes, they were funny: one day, my bed had been filled with shaving cream."
Additionally, Branagh candidly reveals, "I remember the end of our run with fondness. Rupert and I were amazed we had lasted six months. I said: "Do you want to see the understudies take over? One is called Daniel Day-Lewis, another guy is called Colin Firth."
Check out the original article on the matter here.