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Sir Ben Kingsley hails delicate touch of female directors

By Hannah Stubbs

Published 06/06/2016

Movie plaudits: Sir Ben Kingsley
Movie plaudits: Sir Ben Kingsley

Women direct men better than men themselves, Sir Ben Kingsley has said.

The Hollywood star said that his experience of women directors is that they have been better than their male colleagues at helping actors to portray men's vulnerability.

Speaking to The Observer, he praised his latest collaborator, Spanish director Isabel Coixet, as having a "lens" to see things male directors "might be in denial about".

The Oscar-winning actor said: "I do feel that it is through the prism, the lens, the perspective of the female eye - the loving female eye - that a man is almost given permission to be vulnerable."

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