Monday, July 05, 2004

Getting inside the mind of a killer
Toby Stephens has been trying to get inside the mind of a killer for his next role - Hamlet at Stratford's Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

It is the highlight of his career so far and he cannot stop talking about it, a criticism he has of the Danish prince.

Mr Stephens said: 'It's a dream for an actor to be asked to play the part but it's very hard work - the guy never stops talking.

'There is a lot to do and a lot to learn and get right. It's the hardest thing I've ever done. It's such a seminal part and it's something I'm immensely proud to be doing. Most actors never get the chance to play it, I'm very aware I'm amongst a privileged group of people.'"

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