Here's a more personal in-depth look at what I've been up to, and reflections on the journey along this crazy ride called 'showbiz".
So about this time a year ago, I had the privilege of working on a show produced by the Donmar Warehouse in London, called "The Machine" at the Manchester International Festival and Park Ave Armory in NYC. The play, about Garry Kasparov's chess match against the team at IBM, and by extension of man vs machine, was written by then little-known English playwright Matt Charman (pictured R, with Hadley Fraser). I personally had a blast working with this man. Creating the role of Dr Hsu, the wunderkind inventor of Deep Blue, with Matt and director Josie Rourke was definitely a career highlight. Not only were they both such intelligent artists that challenged and inspired me on so many levels, Matt was also, in addition to being a brilliant scribe and new father, a kind, gentle, patient and generous soul. (He is also, somewhat ironic to the title of our show, an unapologetic Luddite ...but I digress...). So it was with such warmth and pleasure that I read this today of his success. I can't think of anyone who deserves it more and am genuinely thrilled to see what more is in store for his bright future. Congrats buddy!