Discussing This House on his eponymous show, Andrew Marr suggested similarities between Walter Harrison, the Labour whip who Philip plays in the current National Theatre production and Gene Hunt. “I’m playing a Yorkshire brute rather than a Lancashire brute. I must be the only southerner typecast as a northerner.”
Following the dramatic postponement of press night last week due to a sudden bereavement, the cast are busy rehearsing with another actor who will cover for Phil Daniels in the short term. A new press night (or nights) will be announced shortly.
As expected, many MP’s with first-hand experience of Parliament in the 1970′s have come to see the show. Those ast the previews have included Neil Kinnock and David Owen.
Watch the interview, courtesy of BBC Television, here.