VIDEO: Kevin Spacey Calls Role of Richard III 'A Monster to Do' on TODAY
Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey stopped by this morning's TODAY to chat about his new documentary on the British Theatre Company's tour of Shakespeare's 'Richard III' in which he starred. The actor called the challenging role, "a monster to do!" Check out the appearance below!
Spacey, the Artistic Director of London's Old Vic, recently concluded an extended run as the title character in Richard III, which he toured the world as a part of the Bridge Project. Now, Spacey will self-distribute the documentary film on his experience in the play, titled 'Now: In The Wings On A World Stage'.
Kevin Spacey's memorable screen roles include his Oscar-winning performances in American Beauty (1999) (Best Actor) and The Usual Suspects (1995) (Best Supporting Actor), and acclaimed performances in L.A. Confidential (1999) and Margin Call (2011). Additionally, he has been nominated for several Golden Globe Awards for his roles in Casino Jack, Recount, The Usual Suspects, The Shipping News, American Beauty, and the Bobby Darin bio-pic Beyond the Sea, which he also directed. Prior to that, he directed the film Albino Alligator.
Spacey's production company Trigger Street Productions has produced multiple award-winning movies for film and television. He currently serves as executive producer and stars as Francis Underwood, the beguiling, charismatic, and ruthless politician, in the Netflix original series House of Cards. He was nominated for an Emmy, Screen Actors Guild, and Golden Globe award as Best Actor in a Drama Series. The company recently released the Golden Globe and Oscar nominated film Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks; The Social Network, which won a Golden Globe for Best Picture and received multiple Academy Award nominations; as well as the feature 21.
In addition to his roles for the screen, Spacey is a celebrated stage performer and producer. He won a Tony for Lost in Yonkers (1991), and a Tony nomination for The Iceman Cometh (1999), and has been the Artistic Director of The Old Vic Theatre in London since 2004.