Ian

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- Stones In His Pock­ets has proved hugely en­dur­ing. Why do you think that is?

- It’s magic! At the time, the idea of telling a whole story in­volv­ing a large num­ber of char­ac­ters with just two ac­tors seemed very novel. I th cap­ti­vates the au­di­ence imag­i­na­tion be­cause an aw­ful lot is cre­ated with very lit­tle. And that’s what I think is the key to its ap­peal. Once a show has gen­er­ated that level of ap­peal and does well in the West End and on Broad­way then the jug­ger­naut is rolling, you know? And touch wood, please God, it keeps on rolling.

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be a world away do­ing tour­ing the­atre, and then go­ing back to go and work on some­thing like Game of Thrones?

- Yeah. I mean, I had to pinch my­self on that one be­cause I’ve been in this business for nearly 40 years now and had only had the odd fan let­ter here and there. Since I have been play­ing Bar­ris­tan Selmy in Game of Thrones, I find that I’m recog­nised much more no mat­ter where I seem to go, and it takes a bit of get­ting used to. Peo­ple want pic­tures, ‘self­ies’ and au­to­graphs on a scale that I had just not been used to prior to this.

Ian

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