This year’s BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL has just concluded. Here is one of the guests whom I met at the event:
Joel Edgerton demonstrates that he is a gifted and versatile an actor as he is a writer playing the soulful, tragic-heroic John Falstaff in THE KING and co-writing the screenplay with director David Michôd, adapted from Shakespeare’s HENRY IV, PARTS 1 + 2 and HENRY V texts. Familiar with the material from his involvement with the Sydney-based Bell Shakespeare Company’s stage productions in the late 1990’s, playing Prince Hal in HENRY IV and the title role in HENRY V.
Film followers will know him as Owen Lars in STAR WARS: EPISODE II-ATTACK OF THE CLONES (2002) and EPISODE III-REVENGE OF THE SITH (2005) with other appearances in such notable films such as THE GREAT GADSBY (2013), BLACK MASS (2015) and LOVING (2016) for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. In 2018 he wrote, directed and starred in BOY ERASED, about gay conversion therapy.
Joel signed my sketch at the Embankment Garden Cinema before THE KING’s Gala Screening on Thursday 3 October.