20 Questions With...Michael FeastDate: 12 March 2001
Michael Feast opens this week with Jack "This Life" Davenport in Neil Bartlett's revival of Robin Maugham's The Servant. Whatsonstage.com editor Terri Paddock gets the low-down from him on life, theatre and his new production.
Michael Feast's long and distinguished stage career includes roles in The Tempest (with Sir John Gielgud as Prospero), No Man's Land, American Buffalo, Murder in the Cathedral, The Possessed, Carousel and Sexual Perversity in Chicago. Most recently, he's been seen in London in Jeffrey Archer's The Accused at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, The Forest, opposite the late Michael Williams at the National and Timberlake Wertenbaker's After Darwin at the Hampstead Theatre.
His other credits include, on television, Touching Evil, Kavanagh QC, A Touch of Frost and Midsomer Murders; and on film, Sleepy Hollow, Velvet Goldmine and Long Time Dead.
Date & place of birth
Born 25 November 1946 in Brighton, East Sussex, England
First big break
What roles would you most like to play still?
What's the best thing currently on stage?
What advice would you give to government to secure the future of British theatre?
If you could swap places with one person, living or dead, who would it be?
Favourite after-show haunt
Favourite holiday destination
Why did you want to do The Servant?
What's your favourite line from The Servant?
What was the funniest moment during rehearsals for The Servant?
The Servant, about a spoiled young aristocrat and his wily servant, runs at the Lyric Hammersmith from 13 March to 21 April 2001 (previews from 8 March).