Cultural Life: Mathew Horne, Actor
Saturday 23 June 2012
I'm reading The Second Coming by John Niven. He wrote my favourite book, Kill Your Friends. I've not finished it yet as I'm also reading The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith. I did a reading of a section of it for the Criterion Theatre in the West End as part of Stories Before Bedtime and thought it so funny I wanted more.
The Grayson Perry exhibition, The Vanity of Small Differences, at Victoria Miro in east London has been running concurrently with his Channel 4 documentary series. I have an unhealthy obsession with that man and his work. And I feel privileged that I can see his work from the brilliant TV show locally.
As a fan of The Killing, I watched The Bridge on BBC4 recently with a keen eye. I was completely gripped from start to finish. It was most definitely appointment to view – up there with Twin Peaks and The Prisoner. Cardinal Burns is an E4 sketch show with brilliant comic writing and performances.
I saw the RSC's Comedy of Errors at the Roundhouse and thought it was done deftly and with big laughs. It really inspired me for my upcoming performance in Charley's Aunt at the Menier Chocolate Factory in September.
I haven't got long enough here to go into Prometheus, but I recently rewatched District 9 because it's so damn good.
Mathew Horne presents coverage from the Isle of Wight Festival live from 6pm on Sky Arts 1 and Sky 3D on 23 and 24 June (skyarts.sky.com)
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