Ted Sod, Roundabout's Education Dramaturg, sat down with director and actor Brian Bedford to hear his thoughts on The Importance of Being Earnest and his character: Lady Bracknell.
Ted Sod: Let's start by talking about you. When did you realize you were going to be a man of the theatre?
Brian Bedford: As long as I can remember. Even before I knew the theatre existed I was an actor. It wasn't that I wanted to become an actor, I was one. When I was a tiny child, the radio was everything. The BBC had fewer programs than they do now but they had the BBC Third Program, which was a sort of cultural channel that did rather high falutin plays. I lived with my parents in a little semi-detached house, not unlike the one you see at the beginning of Brief Encounter.
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