Succession: "HBO Bet Big and Won With Succession" GQ (November 2018)

Succession has been an undeniable hit for HBO.  GQ  has explored how this happened in a recent article.  Be sure to read the full article to read the full interview with the rest of the cast.

Matthew Macfadyen (Tom Wambsgans): It was dark and acerbic. I didn’t know how to categorize it. I think it’s quite exciting when you don’t really know what it is. I thought at times, “It’s quite Greek.” It’s the great big perennial themes, and also it’s funny as fuck. And it’s ridiculous, and it’s heightened. But then, it’s not that heightened.

Macfadyen:I just waited until the first script came in and then gobbled it up and then started. Unless you need to learn to do something specifically, like fly a helicopter or learn the saxophone, the writing’s so good that it’s all there. [Tom is] half suave, half dickhead.

Macfadyen:We had a [wardrobe] fitting, and I suddenly put the turtleneck on, and it was like, “Of course.” ’Cause he would have picked it out very carefully for the family Thanksgiving. And we just thought, “Yeah.” I looked sort of like a demented mime artist who thinks he’s James Bond.

Macfadyen:We did a read-through of the pilot on the eve of Election Night. So we all went to this gathering at Adam McKay’s house after the read-through to kind of watch the returns.

Macfadyen:The party was, like…[makes sputtering noise]. But you think, “Anything that you put in the show, it’s kind of: Well, that’s fine now, because anything goes.”

Matthew Macfadyen at BAFTALA (26 October, 2018)

You can watch Matthew Macfadyen being interviewed on Britbox, which has been posted on Facebook.

At approximately 35:40 minutes, you can see Matthew being interviewed.

Matthew Macfadyen at 2018 British Academy Britannia Awards

Photos are surfacing of Matthew Macfadyen at the 2018 British Academy Britannia Awards.  You can view the photos at Getty Images.

Matthew Macfadyen to present at the British Academy Britannia Awards

According to Broadway World, Matthew Macfadyen will be among the presenters at the 2018 British Academy Britannia Awards. 

BAFTA TV Award-winning Actor Matthew Macfadyen will present his Warriorsco-star Damian Lewis with theBritannia Award for Excellence in Television.

The British Academy Britannia Awards is BAFTA's biggest event outside of the U.K. This year's ceremony, hosted by British actor and comedian Jack Whitehall, will take place on Friday, October 26, 2018 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and will be presented by American Airlines and Jaguar Land Rover. BritBox, the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) streaming service from BBC Studios and ITV, will live stream the event to U.S. and Canada audiences.

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