Grandage’s polished production, however, goes some way to countering this.Christopher Oram’s set is a kind of glorious abattoir-temple, ravishingly lit by Neil Austin.John Logan’s 2009 two-hander about Mark Rothko explores this and more.Is a capacity for “titanic self-absorption” part of what makes a great artist?
His Rothko is a creature of ego and conviction, but also self-doubt; he’s aggressive, charismatic and vulnerable all at the same time.
He will reprise his role as Rothko alongside Alfred Enoch at the Noel Coward Theatre in May 2018.
There’s been a lot of talk about the idea of male genius of late and the way it has historically been used to excuse all manner of bad behaviour: arrogance, violence and worse.
Bond was played by Toby Stephens, who himself has played a Bond villain - Gustav Graves in the film Die Another Day.
Molina has played diverse roles throughout his career, ranging from Kenneth Halliwell in the Joe Orton biopic Prick Up Your Ears to Doctor Otto Octavius in the Hollywood blockbuster Spider-man 2.