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Kenneth Cranham – the seven ages of a south London geezer

KENNETH CRANHAM, WHO PLAYS THE LEAD ROLE IN FLORIAN ZELLER’S HIT PLAY THE FATHER CREDIT: CHRISTOPHER PLEDGER

Kenneth Cranham has been thinking a lot about old age recently. “I don’t feel old,” says the actor, a robust-looking 70, “but I have got to a stage where I don’t remember someone’s name. I have to give myself clues so that I can get the name back.”

It’s a relevant admission given that Cranham’s latest role, André in Florian Zeller’s hit play The Father, has dementia. The short, Pinteresque scenes, often out of sequence, are confusing and thus allow the audience to sympathise with Andre’s condition. “He knows he’s forgetting things but he doesn’t see why this is such a big deal,” says Cranham. “He can’t understand why…

Source: Kenneth Cranham – the seven ages of a south London geezer

2 comments on “Kenneth Cranham – the seven ages of a south London geezer

  1. stagedoorman
    10/16/2015

    He’s absolutely brilliant in The Father – couldn’t recommend it more!

  2. First Night Design
    10/16/2015

    That’s good to hear. The last time I saw him on stage was Gaslight at the Old Vic and I was disappointed. He was winging it.

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