Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
I had a job finding this entry in IMDb. It took me a few clicks to get to this performance on the BBC of Ibsen's great play. It is easier to Google the title than to find it here.
But to get down to particulars, I was very happy with this production which had some superb acting from the three principals: Judi Dench, Michael Gambon and Kenneth Branagh. The scenes of personal disclosure work very well. When Mrs. Alving tells Pastor Manders who Regina really is in Act 1, it is wonderful to see Gambon struggling with the damaging facts, looking for a way out that will benefit him.
Kenneth Branagh acts Oswald very well: that hesitant step, the unfocused eyes show us the progress of that disease that will incapacitate him before very long. His final scene with Dench is affecting.
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