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Harry Potter star dreams of screening Russian writer's plays

October 28, 2014, 21:13 UTC+3
Ralph Fiennes would like to screen Anton Chekhov's Cherry Orchard and Seagull
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Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes

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MOSCOW, October 28. /TASS/.  British actor Ralph Fiennes, a star of the English Patient, Schindler's List and Harry Potter said at a TASS press conference today that he has always dreamed of screening plays by famous Russian writer Anton Chekhov.

In particular, Fiennes would like to adapt for the screen such plays as The Cherry Orchard and The Seagull, relocating its settings to modern times.

He has mentioned that the British Theater has greatest respect for Chekhov’s works, and that he personally admires Russian literature at large, saying that it has always affected him.

As for cinematography, Fiennes likes films by Andrey Zvyagintsev, Pavel Lungin and the early works of Alexander Sokurov.

The actor presented his second film as director, The Invisible Woman which is a Charles Dickens biopic starring Fiennes. This film will be shown at the New British Cinema festival.

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