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Rake in Progress: Freddie Fox
With a bloodline that runs through British stage and screen, how could Freddie Fox resist the lure of acting? And with several projects due for release this year, including the dark drama White House Farm, how are we going to get him out of our minds?
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Rake in Progress: Tom Mison
Tom Mison, who stars in the forthcoming HBO series Watchmen, tells The Rake about losing and rediscovering the joys of acting — via a few ‘affable posh twats’ and some unexpected help from Jeremy Irons.
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Rake in Progress: Jack Bannon
The British actor Jack Bannon has secured his breakthrough role in the Batman prequel Pennyworth, based on the early life of Bruce Wayne’s famous butler.
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Rake-in-Progress: Hermione Corfield
The British actress Hermione Corfield tells The Rake why she looks up to Reese Witherspoon and Margot Robbie, and how city life has got under her skin…
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Rake-in-Progress: Tom Payne
With his major breakthrough in The Walking Dead, Tom Payne can finally relax (at least, when he’s not being recognised in New Zealand or Japan). The Essex-born actor talks to the rake about trying to realise his American dream…
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Rake-in-Progress: Joe Dempsie
Joe Dempsie talks to The Rake about his triumphant return to Game of Thrones and why social media for film stars is not the El Dorado some producers think it is.
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Rake-in-Progress: Nathaniel Martello-White
Nathaniel Martello-White, the British actor, writer and director, has had to wait longer for his big break than some of his contemporaries. But his patience is about to be rewarded in spectacular fashion…
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Rake-in-Progress: Natalie Dormer
Natalie Dormer tells us how acting has become her form of catharsis and why classic tailoring is not just for the boys…
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Rake-In-Progress: Oliver Jackson-Cohen
Oliver Jackson-Cohen is so tall he towers over most other actors (which can be a problem). Soon, we reckon this emerging British talent will be a metaphorical giant of the business, too.
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Moore Than Meets The Eye: Lorne MacFadyen
Few actors have covered so much ground so swiftly, or made such a strong impression so early in their careers as Lorne MacFadyen, whose forthcoming role as English national treasure…
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Opportunity Comes Once In A Lifetime: Craig Roberts
Who can’t benefit from a bit of Eminem to get them going every now and then? Craig Roberts, the star of Submarine and an emerging director, likes to pay a…
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Royal Ascent: George Blagden
The British actor George Blagden, fresh from his breakthrough role as King Louis XIV in the raunchy television show Versailles, tells us about his inspirational father and why, if not…