Nicole Beharie and Tom Mison.
Mison, whose credits include guest roles on Poirot, New Tricks and the miniseries Parade’s End, says playing it relatively straight has been the key to his portrayal of Ichabod.
“Everything is very real for Ichabod, and so we just have to try and play everything straight, which I think was a bit of a saving grace in terms of performance,” he said.
“It also stops me from hamming it up.
“Finding the balance between the confusion and those funny scenes and the more serious ‘ Oh my God, the apocalypse is coming’ scenes, the way to do that is to play them with a very similar tone rather than separating them as ‘ This is now a tragic scene and this is a comic scene’.”
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