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    Bryan Cranston: Breaking good… TV star electrifies the London stage | Andrew Anthony /Link

    In the hit TV series, he made his name as a master of transformation and the same could be said of his career. Now he has become the latest US actor to light up British theatre

    The American actor Bryan Cranston received rave reviews last week for his performance at the National Theatre in Network, the stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning film from 1976 that starred Peter Finch and Faye Dunaway. Just as American film and television can’t seem to get enough of British theatre-trained actors, so we return the favour, with no one lighting up the London stage quite as much as an American screen star.

    Although most of his acting career has been spent in either obscurity or overlooked supporting roles, and although he won a Tony Award for his portrayal of Lyndon B Johnson in Robert Schenkkan’s All the Way, Cranston is indeed a screen star – thanks to his celebrated role as Walter White, the chemistry teacher-turned-drug lord, in the cable hit Breaking Bad.

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    Published on 19 Nov 2017 at 12:05AM

    Bryan Cranston plays a TV anchorman who becomes a crazed celebrity guru in a stage production of Network. Bryan Cranston as Hal Grieves Cranston fears fame has changed him since he made his name in Breaking Bad.

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