Whether you’ve followed him since the Shakespeare’s Globe days, came on board with his epochal performance in ‘Jerusalem’, or if the BBC’s ‘Wolf Hall’ has made you a new convert, we can hopefully all agree on one thing: Mark Rylance is a bloody good actor. The best actor on the planet? There are plenty who’d agree with you.
He’s also a fabulous eccentric and great humanitarian; and if you want to see for yourself then on Sunday February 8 he, plus fellow actors Sophie Okonedo, Gina McKee, Meera Syal and Paterson Joseph will be reading true life stories about the experiences of peacekeepers around the globe for ‘Singing in Dark Times’, a fundraiser for the charity Peace Direct, of which Rylance is patron.
It’s taking place in atmospheric Bush Hall, with £20-£30 regular tickets, or £60 ‘premium tickets’ which get you drinks, nibbles, and entry to the after party where you can hobnob with the thesps and generally make merry in the name of peace.