A character of an actor
This is my humble attempt to create an archive of actor John Castle's considerable work in the fields of theatre, film, television and as a lively story teller in spoken word. Also, as I discover new projects in his continuing career, I will add those as well.
The film "The Lion in Winter" came out the year I was born. First of all,
that makes it special to me. Second, it was the first time I saw John Castle. Through
all the wonderful performances--Mr. Castle's plotting Prince Geoffrey seemed to attract
my interest the most. I have since felt amazed at each time he takes over a scene with
merely a glance. With a few carefully placed words, he can either snare you in or make
you smile (or both). He also expresses both an intense focus, and a well-explored sense
of comic timing.
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For me, Mr. Castle has always stood out even in an ensamble cast. It was in such a fine cast of actors when my interest really peaked. I
became obsessed with the mini-series "I'Claudius", where he portrays "Postumus" a man with too strong emotional convictions, and too much insight for his own good welfare. "Conviction", I love that word,
since in my opinion it best describes his manner of acting. The evidence can be found in his most lengthy role in the television mini-series "Lost Empires". Underneath his conjurer "Ganga Dun" (aka. Uncle Nick) is a complex
character study of a man full of mystery and strong emotions.
Read an interview from TVTimes Magazine
"Illusionist with No Illusions"