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Matisse Live from Tate Modern (2014)

Rupert took part in the cinema event Matisse Live from Tate Modern on the evening of Tuesday 3 June (with further screenings from 4 November). He was the narrator for the film, with Francine Stock presenting and Simon Russell Beale standing in for Matisse.

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Thanks to Manuela, we discovered that the director Phil Grabsky had some lovely things to say about Rupert in his blog:

… I moved on to the narrative of the Matisse film. For this important role, we’d chosen Rupert Young. My younger viewers will know him from Merlin. He is, as my daughter explains, the knight that never dies. Very nice guy and I liked his approach to the reading – nothing pompous or arty – just good strong storytelling. That’s exactly what we’re trying to do.

Of course you’ll get no disagreement from me on the ‘very nice guy’ remark – and the rest was absolutely true as well. I’ve just come home from watching the event, and I enjoyed it greatly.

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Twitter Q+A with Nuffield Theatre for ‘Tonight at 8:30’ (2014)

Rupert took part in a Twitter Q+A as part of the promotion for the Noel Coward plays Tonight at 8:30, in which he’s currently featuring at Nuffield Theatre in Southampton. If you can’t make it there, remember the show goes on tour throughout England. Details are in this post.

Unfortunately I completely missed the Q+A, but a good friend of mine has kindly compiled a transcript, which I’ve copied below (with her permission).

Q: Do you have any pre-show rituals or routines?
A: I do a singing warm up for half an hour then go through the script then get into costume at the quarter. 5 mins to myself before the show

Q: Are you superstitious?
A: Yes, every do often, like always taking a sip of water at the same points in the play each day.

Q: Which of the parts you play in #TonightAt830 is your favourite?
A: I love Karl in We Were Dancing, for instant audience reaction. Also Simon in Shadow Play and I love Alf in Red Peppers.

Q: From @DCTully Which play is your favourite?
A: My favourite keeps changing. Red Peppers is great to watch. Astonished Heart is an extraordinary play, all of them at some point! There isn’t a play in the nine that I don’t absolutely adore.

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