Jack Lowden is interviewed about his role as Oswald Alving in Richard Eyre's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts

Ghosts

Henrik Ibsen
Almeida
Directed by Richard Eyre

Jack Lowden won an Olivier Award for playing the cocksure, but terminally ill Oswald Alving in Richard Eyre's revival of Ibsen's Ghosts.

He discusses how playing a role like Oswald enabled him to show a wide range of attitudes and emotions, how the text allows for freedom of interpretation and why confidence is key.

Production duration: 20 min 41 sec

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Cast & creative team

Characters

  • Helene Alving
    Lesley Manville
  • Oswald Alving
    Jack Lowden
  • Pastor Manders
    Adam Kotz
  • Regina Engstrand
    Charlene McKenna
  • Jacob Engstrand
    Brian McCardie

Team

  • Richard Eyre
    Director
  • Tim Hatley
    Designer
  • Peter Mumford
    Lighting Designer
  • John Leonard
    Sound Designer
  • Corinne Young
    Hair and Make-Up
  • Cara Beckinsale CDG
    Casting
  • Gaby Dellal
    Associate Director
  • Andrew Edwards
    Associate Designer
  • Charlotte Barslund
    Literal Translation