Actors who play conductors: all-time best and worstNews
Cate Blanchett’s forthcoming film as a conductor has triggered memories of multiple past attempts.
Here’s ten, for starters:
Michael Caine in Youth (2015)
Christanne de Bruijn as De Dirigent (2018)
Sir John Gielgud in Andrzej Wajda’s The Orchestra Conductor (1980)
Richard Dreyfus in Mr Holland’s Opus (1995)
Jacques Perrin in Les Choristes (2004)
Aleksei Guskov in Le Concert (2009)
Gael García Bernal in Mozart in the Jungle (2014)
Stellan Skarsgård as Wilhelm Furtwängler in Taking Sides (2001)
C. Thomas Howell as Young Toscanini (1988)
Cary Grant in People Will Talke (1951)…
So who have we forgotten?
And who’s the all-time worst?