Kurt Schwitters - "degenerate artist"
I recently had the immense privilege and pleasure of portraying the German artist Kurt Schwitters for a pilot film ("Brothers of Italy") based on real life events surrounding WW2 internment camps. As ever with historical characters I feel a tremendous sense of responsibility to portray them as accurately as I can. In truth, more often than not, the characters I've played have been some of the most despicable, but a sense of duty to the subject matter means not shying away from the darkest aspects of their personas. All the more wonderful it was to this time play such an influential gentle artist and touch upon his tumultuous life. More to follow, but in the meantime here's a very blurry, quickly taken 'backstage' photo of me and one of the man himself.