Drawing: Bryan Cranston in Network

Autographed Drawing of Bryan Cranston in "Network" at the National Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre in London 2017

Bryan Cranston made his London stage debut as Howard Beale, the mad prophet of the airways to rave reviews in NETWORK on the Lyttelton boards at the National Theatre this month.

Based on Paddy Chayefsky’s brilliant script for the Oscar winning 1976 film, Bryan plays the aging news anchor who threatens to kill himself on live TV, becoming an instant crazed celebrity guru yelling the iconic slogan, “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.”

Bryan won a Tony for his portrayal of Lyndon B. Johnson in ALL THE WAY on Broadway and is the winner of six Emmys and 2 Golden Globe Awards for his celebrated role as Walter White, the chemistry-teacher-turned-drug-lord in the hit television show BREAKING BAD. He also earned BAFTA and Oscar nominations for TRUMBO in 2015.

Bryan signed my sketch at the National Theatre stage door last week.

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Drawing: Bryan Cranston in All The Way on Broadway

Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston won this year’s Tony award for his portrayal of the former US president Lyndon B Johnson in the play All The Way at the Neil SImon Theatre on Broadway. The title of the play takes its name from Johnson’s 1964 campaign slogan ‘All The Way With LBJ’.

It was a good year for winning awards. His role as Walter White in Breaking Bad earned him a Golden Globe, after five nominations. It was a role he had previously won three consecutive Emmys for.

Bryan attended the May premiere of Godzilla at the Odeon in Leicester Square. I had hoped to get him to sign it in person. Alas, I missed, so sent i tot him at the theatre in New York, where he kindly signed and returned it.