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It’s a demanding role requiring a delicate balance of arrogance and geniality but Kingsley finds it reassuring, he says tentatively, to note that it has attracted several illustrious names over the years, including Julian Glover, Paul Scofield and Ian Mc Kellen, who played the role to much acclaim at the Lyttelton almost 30 years ago to the day.
‘You don’t always have the luxury of knowing that a play is good.
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The day before I’m due to meet Ferdinand Kingsley, actor son of Sir Ben, he sends me a message to introduce himself via Twitter. ’ he quips merrily, for absolutely no reason at all since I hadn’t actually imagined that he would be.
But then, once you’re in the room, you’ve still got to get the part yourself, haven’t you?
’ He adds sanguinely: ‘Hopefully you’ll go away from this with more to write about than just “Ben Kingsley son acts in play”.’ Next up is the rather neglected Restoration tragedy Venice Preserv’d, a highly charged political thriller with verses so pretty and punchy they give Shakespeare a run for his money.
He got one of his first big breaks on the Cross as Jesus in the York Mystery Plays in 2012, a huge production involving hundreds of volunteers and performed in the ruins of St Mary’s Abbey, that earned him a headline he laughs wearily about now: ‘My father played Gandhi; now I’m playing God’.
'It was a bit of a thunderbolt moment but a thunderbolt that took years before it became anything real.
We were in different places, but then in April the stars aligned and it made sense to be together and we haven’t looked back since. he makes me very happy.’Working in the male-oriented environment of sports presenting, Georgie once said she’d never date a sportsman ‘because it would only bring me grief’, but when it came to handsome Ainslie, well, who could blame her for tossing that particular rule out of the window?
It is a wonderful time to be a young British actor, we agree.
Just look at the success across the pond of the likes of Cooper, Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hiddleston.