Howards End: Some early reviews

The Evening Standard had this to say:

There’s something refreshing about watching a “sexed down” period piece, one that focuses on ideas. More subversively still, these ideas — about everything from ethical capitalism to gender equality — are often spoken by women. Lonergan and director Hettie Macdonald have, if anything, enhanced Forster’s memorable dialogue.

The Daily Mail has some new photos and Matthew Macfadyen states:

'This one is eternally relevant. The social mores might have changed, but people’s behaviour hasn’t. It has money and class, the battle of the sexes, society and sex and family. Human behaviour is the same whether you’re wearing a frock coat or a hoodie. These issues endure.’

Howards End: Matthew Macfadyen interview: ‘I have a horror of playing the same part over and over again’ (Telegraph 4 November 2017)

Matthew Macfadyen has given an interview to the Telegraph mainly to discuss his upcoming role in Howards End, which is to begin on Sunday 12 November on BBC One.

Matthew discusses his take as Henry Wilcox and his fear of being typecast:

Wary of getting typecast, before Howards End came along he had issued a self-imposed ban on playing, in his words, “buttoned-up Englishmen slathered in tweed. That’s the horror, for me, getting stale, playing the same part over again.”

He also discusses his future/unreleased projects such as "The Current War" which was originally supposed to be released in the US around the Thanksgiving holidays, but has now been postponed due to the fallout from the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

“I met him [Weinstein] briefly on set a few times,” says Macfadyen. “Like so many actors I had heard stories about the kind of guy he was. But the sheer scale of it is horrifying.”

About the HBO production of Succession, which is currently filming in New York:

“I play a vaguely sweet American who’s also a bit of a dickhead. It’s a million miles away from Henry Wilcox. It’s a lovely tonic."

Be sure to read the full interview at the Telegraph

Howards End: Coming to BBC One on 12 November at 9pm

This 4 episode drama has now been scheduled to begin on BBC One at 9 pm on Sunday 12 November.

Matthew Macfadyen stars as Henry Wilcox, and costars with Hayley Atwell.

You can learn a bit more HERE.

Happy Birthday Matthew Macfadyen!


October 17, 1974


Happy Birthday and many more!


Thanks to lovely Jane for her hard work!!

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