Cultural Life: James Dreyfus, actor
Friday 08 February 2013
It was quite a while ago, but I went to see the stage adaptation of The King's Speech, which was absolutely fantastic, with Charles Edwards giving a superb performance. It was difficult for them because the film was so huge – but I thought it was as good as, if not better than, the film.
I was obsessed with Derren Brown: The Experiments. They are some of the most extraordinary things I've ever seen. I know some people have suggested that it's fraudulent, but I don't believe that. I recently watched the Storyville episode Jonestown: The World's Biggest Mass Suicide. I also enjoyed Inside Claridge's and The Aristocrats.
I recently watched the 1970s cult film God Told Me To by Larry Cohen. It's basically about people going mad and killing people in New York – and then, when they get caught, they say, “God told me to.”
I'm reading a trashy horror called Let's Go Play at the Adams' by Mendal W. Johnson. It's a 1970s pulp horror. I'm also reading The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski which is a story about the Holocaust told through the eyes of a little boy. And House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski.
James Dreyfus appears in The Vortex at the Rose Theatre, Kingston (www.rosetheatrekingston.org) until 2 March.
Oscars 2015 Mexican filmmaker uses speech to urge 'respect' for immigrants
Oscars 2015 Bringing you all the news from the 87th Academy Awards
TV ReviewThe intrigue deepens as we delve further but don't expect any answers just yet
Razzies 2015 Golden Raspberry Awards 'honours' Cameron Diaz and Kirk Cameron
Film Hollywood's new leading lady talks about her Ramsay Street days
Oscar voter speaks outfilm
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Forget 'The Dress': Here are five of the biggest news stories you might have missed
- 2 The black and blue dress: Makers considering a white and gold version
- 3 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
- 5 MH370: 'Putin ordered plane to be flown to Kazakhstan space port,' conspiracy theory claims
Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl: First look at Oscar winner as transgender artist
Catwoman comes out as bisexual
Fifty Shades of Grey movie shows first sex scene 'after 40 minutes'
Justin Kelly interview: On James Franco playing a gay man who renounces his homosexuality
Grace Dent on TV: Mary Portas: Secret Shopper delves into a grim cornucopia of retail wrongness
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
Half of Ukip voters say they are prejudiced against people of other races
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Cash for access' scandal: Sir Malcolm Rifkind says 'unrealistic' for MPs to live on £67,000 salary
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Aqsa Mahmood branded a 'disgrace' by her parents after claims she recruited three UK girls flying to Middle East