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Kenneth Branagh Remembers ANOTHER COUNTRY With Everett, Day-Lewis & Firth


Kenneth Branagh Remembers ANOTHER COUNTRY With Everett, Day-Lewis & FirthAcclaimed 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."

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Pat Cerasaro Pat Cerasaro is BroadwayWorld's Chief Interviewer and Senior Editor, contributing exclusive columns including InDepth InterViews, Sound Off, Flash Fridays as well as additional special features and extensive news coverage. His work for the site has appeared in The New York Times, US Weekly, The Biography Channel, NBC and more.