From Rory to Mephistopheles

An Interview With Arthur DarvillRory, Last Centurion, from Pond's illustrated children's book

on going from being the Last Centurion in “Doctor Who” to Mephistopheles in the Globe’s production of Doctor Faustus.

It was fun to see Darvill talk about the new theatre production he’s in, and especially to get a few of his reflections on his role in “Doctor Who” — and about the secret recently revealed in “A Good Man Goes to War.” I had to laugh, though, when Darvill (who’s 28) was quoted as saying, “It’s been a play that I’ve loved since I was quite young.” Now I suppose he may have been reading Christopher Marlowe in his early teens, and “quite young” is relative, but it still gave me a smile. It was rather cute.

Read the article with the interview in the BBC entertainment news. Note: The article contains spoilers for “A Good Man Goes to War” if you have not seen it yet.

2 responses to “From Rory to Mephistopheles

  1. That’s a great interview – it interests me how film and TV actors seem to work in theater very often. Then again, I think movies and plays have a lot in common, and I imagine that skill in theater may help in film acting.

    Thanks for sharing! 😀

    • I think that very often, someone who’s good on stage will also be able to be good on film, but not as much the other way around. That’s just my own impression, though! It also seems that in Britain, you’re much more likely to see actors and actresses move between film, stage, and television much more than you do here. In fact, I’ll do a little blog post about that, now that you’ve got me thinking about it! 🙂

      Thanks for the comment! Glad you enjoyed the link.

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