this IS new, yes?? I havent seen that one before…) photo from the Copenhagen recording
Thanks to RadioTimes
Thanks to cumberbatchforum for spotting these behind the scenes stills
Blog entry from Copenhagen’s director.
But a drama about the uncertainty of a character’s motivation presents an interesting dilemma to actors and director, who are more used to asking ‘why am I doing what I’m doing?’ and making a decision one way or another. Fortunately, I had a terrifically bright and engaged cast – Simon Russell Beale, Benedict Cumberbatch and Greta Scacchi – who were more than capable of taking on these mind games.
In Simon and Benedict’s portrayals of Bohr and Heisenberg, we worked on creating a real sense of a friendship that has become strained, but that was once incredibly close – the friendship between an eminent physicist and his mercury-witted protégé, or between a father-figure and his adopted son. And Greta, as Margrethe Bohr, presents a fiercely intelligent woman, torn between her inherent instinct towards graciousness and hospitality, and her irritation with Heisenberg.
From today’s Radio Times
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Fun hour this pm explaining Quantum physics to Benedict Cumberbatch(he’s playing Heisenberg in Radio 3 production of Frayn’s Copenhagen).
Love the little bit of trivia of David Burke aka Granada Watson 1 as Bohr