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Telegraph Magazine
23 February 2002


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photograph by Lorenzo Agius

The rakes' progress

Rufus Sewell
(Middlemarch, Dark City, A Knight's Tale) who was critically acclaimed for his recent performance in the title
role in Luther at the Royal National Theatre, next stars in the film The Extremists with Rupert Graves.
James Frain (Nothing Personal, Hilary & Jackie, Armadillo) is now playing Edmond in King Lear at the Almeida Theatre. 
His next cinema role is Villefort in The Count of Monte Cristo alongside Jim Caviezel. 
James Purefoy (Mansfield Park, Metropolis, A Knight's Tale) is now filming another medieval adventure, George and the Dragon,
with Val Kilmer. 
Daniel Craig (Our Friends in the North, Love is the Devil, Lara Croft,Tomb Raider) next stars alongside Tom
Hanks, Paul Newman, and Jude Law in Sam Mendes's gangster movie, The Road to Perdition.

The British film industry is a cacophony of contradictions.  We have the talent, the looks and the passion. Sometimes we even
get our act altogether and make some truly great films: Trainspotting, The Full Monty, Iris.  However, we also produce some of
the worst films that the world never saw (straight-to-video mercy killings).  But every year the industry grows.  The stars and the
budgets are getting bigger, the Oscar nominations are becoming more frequent.  This year's Bafta awards are a reflection of the
industry's booming confidence.  We celebrate this with a 28-page portfolio of photographs by Lorenzo Agius, featuring the best of
British film: the voice coaches, casting directors, set designers, hair and make-up artists, composers, producers - and yes, lest
we forget, some of our greatest actors and most visionary directors.


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