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.