Brideshead aside, Whishaw and Goode are the two extremes of British boyhood.
“We are very different people, Matt and I,” declares Whishaw.
Last night, the eight-episode HBO crime procedural The Night Of officially reached its halfway point.
Yet it appears we’re no closer to knowing who actually killed Andrea Cornish than John Turturro’s John Stone is to curing his eczema-afflicted feet.
The two met during the filming of ‘Bright Star’ (2009). It’s hard to have a conversation with people you’ve known your whole life about a very intimate thing.” If coming out for yourself and your loved ones is difficult, imagine doing it for the whole world.
Whishaw revealed to have struggled with coming out years before in his life. Whishaw discusses the subject; “It’s massively weighted with all sorts of stuff, whatever the wider world is saying…
At the time the actor also revealed to be in a civil partnership with the Australian composer Mark Bradshaw since 2012. It takes courage [to come out] and people have to do it in their own time. I hadn’t anticipated that they would be, but they were.
Allow us to present Britain’s It actors of the moment, here playing themselves, then, from Friday, starring alongside Emma Thompson and Michael Gambon in the much-anticipated film adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s classic novel Brideshead Revisited.
Whishaw — whose 2004 Hamlet was rated up there with Gielgud’s and O’Toole’s — plays the beautiful, charming, but self-destructive Lord Sebastian Flyte, while Goode — variously billed as the next Brad Pitt/Hugh Grant/Rupert Everett — plays his close friend, Charles Ryder, who is torn between his affections for Flyte and Flyte’s sister, Julia. “It’s more of a love sea.” And so, with Flyte controversially outed by director Julian Jarrold, there is a stolen sunset snog between Flyte and Ryder, as well as a most gentlemanly sex scene with Ryder and Julia.
Mc Carten, who was nominated for an Oscar for his work on the Stephen Hawking biopic , will take over screenwriting duties from Peter Morgan.
The project, which has been in development for years, started to unravel after Sacha Baron Cohen left the Mercury role earlier this year following creative differences with the surviving members of the band.