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Julian Sands on The Standard Bearer, Vagabonds, Pinter and Malkovich

October 17, 2011

Julian Sands

Fresh from his own one-man show on playwright Harold Pinter, British actor Julian Sandshas stepped off the stage to direct another one-man show, Stephen Wyatt’s The Standard Bearer. It was written and set in the early 1980s, Sands says, as a response to the Falklands War.

“Margaret Thatcher sent the flotilla to take on Argentina over the Islands, sort of the last gasp of empire expressing itself,” notes Sands. “But it was too little, too late and too futile.”

While filming in Spain a decade ago, an actor asked Sands — who is known mostly for his film work (WarlockA Room With a View) –  if he could perform The Standard Bearer for him. Read more.

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