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Phil Davis: the process of acting

Cassidy, G. and Knox, S. ORCID: (2018) Phil Davis: the process of acting. Critical Studies in Television: The International Journal of Television Studies, 13 (3). pp. 315-332. ISSN 1749-6020

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Phil Davis has had a distinguished career, receiving widespread acclaim for his ‘invisible’ acting. This article illuminates Davis’ approach to acting via a transcribed interview conducted at the ‘Acting on Television’ symposium at the University of Reading in 2016. This material is framed by a contextualising introduction that proposes that John Flaus’ concept of lamprotes is useful for understanding Davis’ acting. The interview is structured by four case studies exploring Davis’ work across a range of medium/genre contexts: feature film Vera Drake, docudrama The Curse of Steptoe, drama serial adaptation Bleak House and crime drama Sherlock.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Film, Theatre & Television
ID Code:77043
Uncontrolled Keywords:Phil Davis; acting; invisible acting; lamprotes; Vera Drake; The Curse of Steptoe; Bleak House; Sherlock.


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