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Alan Cumming

Stephen Sackur speaks to actor Alan Cumming about his career, and the highs and lows of his personal life, including the shocking brutality he experienced in childhood.

Hardtalk speaks to Alan Cumming, the award winning Scottish actor who's chameleon-like talent has seen him play the Pope in a dress, the voice of the devil, a superhero in the X-Men series and a celebrated turn in Cabaret on New York's Broadway. In his personal life he's been married to a woman, is now married to a man, and has suffered a nervous breakdown. Highs and lows are nothing new to a performer but how much were they shaped by the shocking brutality he experienced in childhood?

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 22 Dec 2014 21:30GMT


Role Contributor
Presenter Stephen Sackur
Interviewed Guest Alan Cumming