Angela's Ashes is a brilliantly moving film from the book of the same name - Frank McCourt's
autobiography. It's directed by Alan Parker. Frank is played by three different actors. Joe Breen, Ciaran Owens
and finally Michael Legge. So Michael only appears in the last third of the film. His performance is superb, filled with sympathy
and joy, especially at his 'escape' from poverty to a new life. There is a very delicate scene which McCourt himself finds
very difficult to watch thanks to Legge's performance alongside Emily Watson, when Frank hits his mother. An amazing film
that should be watched and appriciated by all.
Southwark Fair was written by Samuel Adamson. It was on at the National Theatre in 2006 and was set
on the South Bank (in London). Six different lives become intertwined by a fake parrot hat, a gay wedding, and Marlon
Brando's Boxing Glove. A very very clever play, in which the same day is viewed in two different perspectives in two acts.
Con O'Neill, Rory Kinnear star.
Michael Legge played Aurek. A young trainee Barrista. His performance was hilarious and tinged with sadness, in a word,
real! The play was brilliant, very witty and well staged (well, it was directed by Nick Hytner!) the clever use of sound brought
all the threads of the play together. Very successful ise of space in the small Lyttleton theatre at the National.