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AS lanky lothario Skeet, Bene­dict Sa­muel might have landed his break­out role in The Beau­ti­ful Lie.

“I think he is a bit of a player, un­til he meets Anna, and she gives him the rea­son to stop all that,” he says. “Skeet is a mu­sic pro­ducer, he’s kind of trav­el­ling along un­til he runs into Anna, and ev­ery­thing else that meant some­thing is kind of mean­ing­less. Now she is the mean­ing.

“There are no top but­tons done up in this show. Lots of but­tons un­done, per­haps. It’s very am­bi­tious, this pro­duc­tion.

“But I think the am­bi­tion also drives it.”

Sa­muel hasn’t read Tol­stoy’s orig­i­nal book – he wanted to keep the char­ac­ter fresh.

“It’s ex­cit­ing that sto­ries, events and peo­ple are uni­ver­sal themes that ex­ist in a con­text out­side of them­selves,” he says.

“There’s a time­less na­ture to cer­tain ex­plo­rations of re­la­tion­ships or peo­ple. Peo­ple have al­ways been hurt­ing or lov­ing or fall­ing.”

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