David Suchet

How does a professional actor interpret a text and perform in character? Can acting be both a creative process and an analytical one? 

Today we're excited to share with you our new feature-length interview with David Suchet, one of Britain's leading acting talents, who talks to Digital Theatre Plus about the mammoth task of bringing to life James Tyrone in Eugene O'Neill's classic play Long Day's Journey into Night.

David is one of the UK’s most acclaimed actors on stage and screen; he's a brilliant character actor who transforms himself from person to person. He has played many of the greatest characters ever written, and can be seen on Digital Theatre Plus in both Long Day's Journey into Night and Arthur Miller's All My Sons.

In this in-depth interview he gives an honest account of his personal journey as an actor, and the unlikely parallel between his own life experiences and the development of troubled James Tyrone. Touching upon psychology, anthropology and the how and why of people's actions, he outlines theatre as a powerful tool for understanding and learning, as well as providing entertainment. Illustrated with clips from the play - which is available to watch in full as well as by easy to navigate key scenes and speeches with Digital Theatre Plus - this insightful interview is invaluable for anyone interested in the theory and practice of acting.

We hope you enjoy our new interview with David, our latest resource to support the learning and teaching of Long Day's Journey into Night.

We look forward to sharing with you our new collection of interviews featuring people who work behind the scenes in the coming weeks.