Christopher Bray

There’s nothing ‘magical’ about a great theatrical performance

The actors who appear to be doing nothing are now the ones most revered – but acting is natural, says David Thomson: it’s what we all do all the time

Robert Mitchum in the film The Night of the Hunter (1955). A famously natural performer, he dismissed training to be actor as being like ‘going to school to learn to be tall’. [Getty Images].

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