Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 25 January 2015

Steven Berkoff on playing a villain

Steven Berkoff starred in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Steven Berkoff starred in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Steven Berkoff has said he's played his fair share of villains - but they've not been "obvious".

The Beverly Hills Cop, Octopussy and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo actor has often been cast in the villainous role.

The 75-year-old said: "Once they cast you one way, that's what happens."

The actor, who was directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck in The Tourist; said."But the thing about von Donnersmarck was he didn't have me playing an obvious villain.

"And in the last film I did, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, directed by David Fincher, I wasn't playing a villain at all - I liked him for that."

:: Steven Berkoff will be appearing at the Performing Arts Industry event PERFORM between March 8-10 at London Olympia. For tickets and further information, visit www.performshow.co.uk.

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