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Fleming Featuring In Broadbent drama

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#1 Zorin Industries

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 10:31 AM

Channel Four has started a new drama, ANY HUMAN HEART based on the 2002 William Boyd novel (and adapted by the author himself).

The story centres on main protagonist Logan Gonzago Mountstuart played at differing periods by Sam Claflin, Matthew MacFadyen and Jim Broadbent. The four part adaptation is a lush, contemplative study of a 1930's writer and his personal and literary conquests that define who is and wants to be. Imbedded in a journalistic and moneyed world where he touches upon real life icons (Churchill, Wallace Simpson and Hemingway), LOGAN also makes friends with one Ian Fleming pre CASINO ROYALE. The journalist and naval spy Fleming has cropped up in Episode One and features more in Episode Two.

Fleming is played in the drama by Tobias Menzies who of course has his own links to Bond having starred in ROYALE.

I would also pop Sam Claflin's name on the "ones to watch" list and certainly should have his agent talk to Eon House at some time in the future. And ANY HUMAN HEART is a beautiful character study and worth catching.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 08:43 PM

I thought it was loads of fun. Not exactly startlingly affecting human drama (although we're only a third of the way in) but entertaining, lush stuff, and anything with MacFadyen is worth watching.

Nice to see Fleming, and Menzies makes a decent likeness, if not a great vocal match. I like him as an actor; he has a nice cruelty when he needs to and a good, natural delivery. Looks like we'll see plenty of him next week with wartime spy business and Naval stuff: appears that the-actually-rather-shallow Logan is about to get caught up in a passionate civil war just because he needs the money! :)

I was wondering if Claflin might be a future Bond candidate before I watched it, but after I'm not sure.