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Emma Thompson's latest role

Alongside Brendan Gleeson

The national treasure that is Emma Thompson stars alongside Brendan Gleeson in Alone in Berlin, which comes to the Palace on Saturday 5 August. (Follow this link for more information and ticket details).

“Sometimes, something comes along that has really a great depth and breadth of purpose,” she tells The Independent. “Those are the jobs that you live for as an artist. This was one of those.”

The film is actor-turned-director Vincent Pérez’s adaptation of a 1947 novel by Hans Fallada, based on the lives of Otto and Elise Hampel, a working class German couple that secretly wrote and distributed anti-Nazi party postcards around Berlin during the Second World War. Thompson plays Elise’s fictionalised counterpart, Anna Quangel.

Read the full interview here.