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Ralph Fiennes on his “weird infatuation” with Russian life

The actor-turned-director talks to the New Statesman about portraying Russian ballet star Rudolf Nureyev in his latest film The White Crow

Ralph Fiennes third film as a director, The White Crow, tells the story of ballet legend Rudolf Nureyev’s defection from Russia to the West. In 1961, on a tour of Paris with the Mariinsky Ballet at the age of 23, Nureyev (played in the film by Ukrainian ballet dancer and first-time actor Oleg Ivenko) escaped the clutches of the KGB and sought asylum in France. His dash for freedom across the Le Bourget airport lounge in 1961 established …read more

Source: New Statesman

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