BWW TV: TWELFTH NIGHT's Mark Rylance on Taking the 2014 Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Play
As announced earlier this evening, Mark Rylance won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his role as 'Olivia' in Broadway's TWELFTH NIGHT. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with the winner on what the award means to him - hear what Rylance had to say below!
Rylance last appeared on Broadway in his Tony Award-winning performance as Johnny 'Rooster' Byron in the critically acclaimed production of Jerusalem, which he also played at the Royal Court and in the West End. Previously, he played Valere in La Bête (Broadway, West End), Hamm in Samuel Beckett's Endgame (West End) and Robert in Boeing-Boeing (Broadway and West End), for which he also received a Tony Award. His other theatre work includes many productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and the Glasgow Citizens' Theatre. During his time as Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe, his work as an actor included the title roles in Henry V and Hamlet as well as Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra and Olivia in Twelfth Night. His film and television work includes The Other Boleyn Girl, Prospero's Books, Angels and Insects, Leonardo andDavid Kelly in Channel 4's "The Government Inspector," for which he won the BAFTA Best Actor Award.
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