Sir Mark Rylance ‘gives up’ acting career after making a ‘horrible movie’

Sir Mark Rylance says he’s spent his career being told “you’re not a real actor” unless you’re starring in film, television and theatre.

The Oscar-winning actor “gone up” from the movies in 2010 after he appeared in a “horrible movie” called Blitz, he told Big Issue.

“I hated it so much that I got rid of all my agents,” he said.

“I have spent my entire career as an actor and have been told that unless you are a television and film actor as well as a stage actor, you are not an actor. really.

“When Kabuki or Zulu actors from South Africa came with Umabatha to The Globe (1997), I don’t think any of them need to be film or TV actors to be actors.

“They are excellent. As good as Marlon Brando.

“So I thought, this and stop promoting myself in the movie.


Christian Lees, Jake Davies, Simon Farnaby, Mark Rylance, Craig Roberts and Jonah Lees arrive for the world premiere of The Phantom of the Open (Ian West/PA)

“Of course, nature hates vacuums and suddenly Spielberg was taken to a play I was working on and the whole thing happened.”

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Sir Mark added that he doesn’t think “there is anything more sublime than being a film actor or a stage actor”.

The actor, playwright and theater director, 62, most recently played Maurice Flitcroft – who has been dubbed “the world’s worst golfer” – in the new film The Phantom Of The Open.

On Thursday, Sir Mark appeared at a celebrity screening at the Ham Yard Hotel in London, alongside director Craig Roberts, whose previous work as a filmmaker includes Just Jim and Eternal Beauty.


Craig Roberts and Mark Rylance (Ian West/PA)

Speaking of Flitcroft, who entered The Open in the mid-1970s despite never properly golfing in his life, he said: “You may not get everything you want in the world, but you don’t need to. have to buy someone else’s definition of you.

“You have the right to define yourself.”

Sir Mark prepares to return to the stage, with Pirates Of The Caribbean actor Mackenzie Crook, at Jerusalem in London’s West End. Sir Mark Rylance ‘gives up’ acting career after making a ‘horrible movie’

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