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fran­chise, his most re­cent big- screen project in which he is the voice of Mas­ter Shifu, he adds: ‘‘ How many years now are go­ing to greet me where the most in­ter­est­ing roles are go­ing to be an­i­mated?’’

That said, join­ing the cast of Luck wasn’t just Hoffman’s way of get­ting his face on our screens.

Set­ting a se­ries around the beat of the track and the thrill of gam­bling was an added in­cen­tive, as was the role of Ace him­self.

‘‘ I was at­tracted to the chance to play some­one out of my own his­tory as a hu­man be­ing,’’ Hoffman says.

‘‘ He woke up late and that’s what I iden­tify with. Ace strug­gles to live within his own moral frame­work as best he can, but through­out his life he’s lived on the edge.

‘‘ One thing he learnt in prison is that it was three years for him to ask, ’ What have I done with my life?’

‘‘ Yes, he comes out seek­ing re­venge but there is a sur­round­ing ques­tion of, is it too late?’’

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