"Even though Spacey is the face of a production that defines the new way TV is being made and watched today, he said his performance started with an appreciation of the past — in this case, the work of the late Ian Richardson, who starred in the original “House of Cards” for the BBC in 1990.
That series, which was adapted from a book by Michael Dobson, featured Richardson’s character talking directly to the audience, as Spacey’s does in “House of Cards.”
“What a great actor and performance,” he said of Richardson as Francis Urquhardt, a wickedly manipulative leader in Parliament.
“The great thing about the original series and Michael Dobson’s book is that they were based on Shakespeare. The direct address is absolutely ‘Richard III.’ ”"
Kevin Spacey's old-Hollywood values shape cutting-edge
Shakespeare, theater, mentor Jack Lemmon
Spacey at the Regency Hotel last week and took a mental snapshot of his outfit
before asking the first question.
the collar — and green shoes.
far more than skin-deep. As much style as he has, the artistic and intellectual
substance of Kevin Spacey is what impresses most.
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