Matthew Macfadyen Interview with Yahoo UK

Yahoo has posted an exclusive interview with Matthew Macfadyen, talking about succes on Succession, Brexit and family.

A small excerpt:

Macfadyen says that his low profile is also down to him not being “very good at promoting” himself, as he’s not on social media, but admits that online profiles and platforms have changed the job since he first graduated from RADA, and not entirely for the better.

“The business has changed a lot since I left drama school,” he says, “in the idea of being on social media and connecting with your fans in that way, that’s the sort of given now for a young actor whereas for my generation its the antithesis of what you should be.

“The point is to be anonymous and not to talk about, you know, because you want people to go and see you acting a part and not what you think about.

Read the full interview HERE.

Succession: HBO interview with Matthew Macfadyen and Nicholas Braun

HBO has posted an interview with Matthew Macfadyen and Nicholas Braun talking about being an outsider among the Roy family.

On joining Succession:

 

Matthew Macfadyen: Working on an American show and playing an American role gave me a chance to do something I hadn't before. As an actor, you don't want to get stuck in a rut, so Succession was perfect for avoiding that. It ticked every box.

On playing Roy family outsiders:

Matthew Macfadyen: Most people don't know what they're doing, in general. People go to work every day and tell themselves and their colleagues, "Oh yeah, I know what I'm doing," but in truth, we’re all trying to get by. Even making good television — no one knows for sure what makes a TV show successful. We're all trying to get good people and hope for the best, but there's no formula.

On Tom's relationship with Shiv:

Succession: The Times Interview (28 July, 2018)

The Times has interviewed Matthew Macfadyen for the upcoming airing of Succession in the UK.  Succession will begin with 9 of the 10 episodes released on August 2 on Sky Atlantic at 9 pm.

You can register for free to read the full article.

 

America’s first family were firmly in the cast and creative teams’ minds when the show started filming. “We had the read-through for the pilot in New York on the morning of the election,” says Macfadyen.

Also

“There is something very therapeutic about being really nasty. It was such fun,” he says jovially over a cup of tea in his PR’s central London office. 

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Tom is not a nice guy. Or is he? Just a little bit? He’s certainly Succession’s most fascinating character and secret weapon. You are agog to see how he’ll behave.

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