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‘Noël Coward was a victim of the English class system’

‘Noël Coward was a victim of the English class system’
Alan Cumming, who narrates a new documentary about the theatrical polymath, explains why he still resonates and the secret of acting in his plays

Please to continue enjoying your subscription.Your subscription will end shortly Please to continue enjoying your access to the most informative and considered journalism in the UK.Accessibility Links Skip to content Friday May 26 2023 Search The Times and The Sunday Times Alan Cumming: ‘Noël Coward was a victim of the English class system’ Alan Cumming, who narrates a documentary about the theatrical polymath, celebrates the genius of his frothy but fake public persona Saturday May 27 2023, 12.My real breakthrough came when I acted with Dominic West and Jennifer Ehle in his 1932 play Design for Living on Broadway in 2001.

That was a very big thing for me.01am, It was doing some of Noël Coward’s short plays at drama school that exposed me to him — he hadn’t been a huge figure to me before that.

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