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The Most Difficult Part Of Filming Tom And Greg's Succession Scenes, According To Matthew Macfadyen

Is there any TV show currently on the air (or, rather, streaming) as quotable as HBO's "Succession"? The only thing more stinging than creator Jesse Armstrong's satirical portrait of America's "one-percent" are the barbed comments the series' characters fling at one another without blinking an eye. Still, more than anyone else in the Roy family's orbit, it's hapless son-in-law Tom Wambsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) and his one-on-ones with blundering cousin Greg Hirsch (Nicholas Braun) that I find myself thinking about on a weekly, if not daily, basis.
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Matthew Macfadyen Avoided Period Pieces Because He ‘Felt Like a Middle-Aged Dad’ After ‘Pride & Prejudice’

Click here to read the full article. Matthew Macfadyen is riding high right now. “Succession” continues to be one of the biggest shows on television, and appears to be cruising towards another successful award season campaign. His role as Tom Wambsgans, which earned him an Emmy nomination in 2020, is one of the show’s most talked-about characters following the shocking Season 3 finale. The role of Tom is the latest example of Macfadyen carving out a career as a character actor after early lead roles such as Mr. Darcy opposite Keira Knightley in 2005’s “Pride & Prejudice.” While his starring role...
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Matthew Macfadyen: Jeremy Strong’s Method Acting Is ‘Not the Main Event’ of ‘Succession’

Click here to read the full article. It takes a few method-acting criticisms to make a Tomlette. “Succession” star Matthew Macfadyen, who famously plays pivotal RoyCo executive Tom Wambsgans, is tired of debating co-star Jeremy Strong’s approach to acting. “I find it slightly aggravating because — it makes [the show] about one thing, and it’s an ensemble piece,” Macfadyen explained to Vanity Fair. “You think of [fellow cast members] J. Smith-Cameron and Alan Ruck, who are fucking extraordinary actors. [Strong] is not the main event.” Discussions over Emmy winner Strong’s method acting technique went viral following a December 2021 New Yorker profile that quickly...
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Matthew MacFadyen (Rightfully) Wants Us To Stop Obsessing Over Jeremy Strong’s ‘Succession’ Method Acting

After Jeremy Strong went a little too deeply into his method acting process for Succession late last year, even he admitted that his co-stars might not be big fans of the way he gets his scenes done. Brian Cox praised Strong’s results, but expressed concerns about what being Kendall Roy 24 hours a day might be doing to Strong’s mental and emotional health. After all, Kendall is a pathetic dumpster fire to inhabit. (Still, it never made him want to superglue his hand to a Starbuck’s counter, so how bad could it be really?)
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Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen Say They Both Played Mr. Darcy as a “Grumpy Adolescent”

Despite their portrayals being a decade apart and via two separate screen mediums, Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen say they both played their iconically proud and arrogant Pride and Prejudice character Mr. Darcy as a “grumpy adolescent.” Speaking to Vanity Fair in a joint interview promoting their new Netflix movie Mincemeat, which sees the duo portraying two British Intelligence offers who hatch an outlandish plan to trick the Nazis that alters the course of World War II, the two discussed their individual experiences portraying one of literature’s most famous men.More from The Hollywood ReporterHow 'The Staircase' Brings Kathleen Peterson's Story to...
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Matthew Macfadyen on 'Operation Mincemeat' and the 'Succession' Season 3 Finale

From director John Madden and screenwriter Michelle Ashford, and based on the book by Ben Macintyre, the war drama Operation Mincemeat tells the stranger than fiction real-life story of two intelligence officers, Ewen Montagu (Colin Firth) and Charles Cholmondeley (Matthew Macfadyen), who developed a wild strategy to break Hitler’s grip on Europe and alter the course of World War II. By risking everything and recruiting a dead man to deceive the Nazis into believing troops would land in Greece rather than Sicily in 1943, their game-changing, logic-defying scheme became a mission that ultimately saved tens of thousands of lives.
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‘Operation Mincemeat’ Review: Colin Firth & Matthew Macfadyen Outsmart The Nazis In A WWII Potboiler

Operation Mincemeat was a covert British plan during World War II designed to disguise the 1943 Allied invasion of Sicily. To do this, two members of British intelligence disguised the body of an already-deceased man named Glyndwr Michael as an officer of the Royal Marines, a fictitious man named William Martin. They strategically placed manufactured correspondence on Michael’s body and dumped him on the southern coast of Spain, where he would be picked up by Spanish fishermen. A neutral government in the war at the time, Spain would share copies of the documents with the German military before returning the documents and the body to the British. These documents were designed to trick the Germans into thinking the Allies’ planned invasion of Sicily was a ruse, and that their actual targets were Greece and Sardinia.
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BAFTA TV Awards: ‘Succession’ Star Matthew Macfadyen Wins Best Supporting Actor

Click here to read the full article. Succession star Matthew Macfadyen has won Best Supporting Actor at the BAFTA TV Awards. The Brit beat two It’s A Sin actors (Callum Scott Howells and Omari Douglas), along with Stephen Graham for Time and Nonso Anozie for Netflix’s Sweet Tooth. Succession creator Jesse Armstrong collected the award on Macfadyen’s behalf, having earlier lost out in Best International to Amazon Prime Video’s The Underground Railroad. Macfadyen plays the hilarious Tom Wambsgans in Succession, Sky and HBO’s mega-hit. His performance in season three was lauded as the ‘village idiot’-style character gained a mean streak. Armstrong read out congratulations from his co-stars Sarah Snook and Nicholas Braun. More from DeadlineBritish TV Heavyweights Steve McQueen, Stephen Lambert And Others Use BAFTA TV Awards Platform To Passionately Argue Against Channel 4 PrivatizationIt's A Snub: Channel 4 & HBO Drama 'It's A Sin' Misses Out At BAFTA TV AwardsBAFTA TV Awards: Jodie Comer Beats Kate Winslet And 'It's A Sin's' Lydia West To Leading ActressBest of Deadline2022 Awards Season Calendar - Dates For The Emmys, Tonys & MoreAwards Season Red Carpet Photos: Grammys, Oscars, SAG Awards & MoreSpring Premiere Dates For New & Returning Series On Broadcast, Cable & Streaming
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Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, and the Operation Mincemeat cast talk us through their new World War 2 movie

"If it had been made up, it might have seemed a bit too much, actually," Colin Firth tells Total Film. We’re discussing the real-life events that inspired the actor’s latest movie, Operation Mincemeat, a World War II story about two British intelligence officers, Ewen Montagu (Firth) and Charles Cholmondeley (Matthew Macfadyen), who come up with an improbable disinformation strategy centered on an unlikely secret agent – a dead man.
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‘Operation Mincemeat’ Review: Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen Team Up to Outwit the Nazis in a Standard-Issue War Drama

Click here to read the full article. Operation Mincemeat was an aptly absurd code name for what was, on the face of it, a preposterous British military mission: In 1943, with Allied forces planning to invade Sicily and wrest it from fascist Axis control, two intelligence officers conspired to convince the Nazis they were targeting Greece instead, pulling off the ruse with false documents and the stolen, dressed-up corpse of a fictitious British marine. It’s a true chapter of history that nonetheless sounds like a war film as dreamed up by Ealing Studios scriptwriters; it’s practically begging to be made...
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