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Stage Door – Mark Rylance

Today was my final theatre trio of the year to see Mark Rylance starring in the play he co-wrote Nice Fish (review to follow). Afterwards I headed to the stage door and was actually rather surprised that only two other people had decided to wait for him to come out.



It was well and truly worth the wait as soon as he came out he was so grateful that we’d waited so long after the show finished. He had asked us where we were from and I explained that I’d travelled down from Newcastle for the day to see the play and he thanked me for that.

He also asked me what I did so I told him I was a football coach and he asked me who I worked with, and said his niece plays in the US. We also spoke about Bridge of Spies with his character Abel being born in Newcastle. To which he said he did not know until Sting told him! Yes what a great conversation. An incredible actor and such a lovely humble man!

As well as the autograph on the front of the programme (I bought a copy of the play but couldn’t decide which to get signed) I also got an amazing photo πŸ™‚ so thank you Mark Rylance for an early Christmas present!




22 responses

  1. Ah wow! how amazing!

    December 21, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    • Caz

      I’m still smiling about it now. He was so lovely!

      December 21, 2016 at 9:39 pm

      • It is great when someone lives up to expectation.

        December 21, 2016 at 9:40 pm

        • Caz

          Yeah totally. I’m usually super shy but getting better πŸ™‚

          December 21, 2016 at 9:46 pm

          • aww!

            December 21, 2016 at 9:47 pm

          • Caz

            I’ve had an amazing year meeting some incredible actors!

            December 21, 2016 at 9:49 pm

          • oh who?

            December 21, 2016 at 9:50 pm

          • Caz

            Ian’s McKellen, like I still have that photo as my lock screen on my phone haha. Imelda Staunton was another. Some other lovely people. Check out my Stage Door posts πŸ˜‰ haha

            December 21, 2016 at 9:52 pm

  2. I will!

    December 21, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    • Caz

      πŸ™‚ one of the nicest of the actor said I’ve met at the stage door was Shaun Williamson who was Barry in Eastenders, top bloke! Didn’t get any photos though.

      December 21, 2016 at 9:56 pm

      • I love the way he can take the mickey out of himself, particularly in Extras.

        December 21, 2016 at 9:58 pm

        • Caz

          I know he kinda became a parody of himself which I think alters perceptions of him.

          December 21, 2016 at 10:03 pm

          • Made him less of a loser figure.

            December 21, 2016 at 10:03 pm

  3. Great actor. Brilliant in everything but was phenomenal in Bridge of Spies and Wolf Hall.

    December 21, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    • Caz

      Bridge of Spies is my favourite film of recent years, I even put a bet on him to win the Oscar haha. I’ve ordered Wolf Hall on Blu Ray on my journey home as somehow missed it!

      December 21, 2016 at 10:32 pm

      • Fantastic. Wolf Hall is a gritty, darker period drama and Mark Rylance is so subtle and intelligent in the role.

        December 22, 2016 at 6:57 am

        • Caz

          It does sound like something I will. Really like!

          December 22, 2016 at 7:26 am

  4. gibra9948

    Great photo – one to treasure. Looks and sounds like a real nice man and particularly as he took an interest in what you did and where you came from. Front row again?

    Did you have a chance to visit the Christmas market in Leicester Square?

    Expect you will be planning your next visit(s) to London for 2017!

    December 22, 2016 at 12:17 am

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  7. This definitely answers questions! It sounds like it was definitely worth while being at the stage door even if you are shy usually 😊 Lovely pic, too!

    January 7, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    • Caz

      Thanks! Yeah it was probably my joint favourite experience really to meeting Ian McKellen. Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan were great too!

      January 7, 2017 at 5:59 pm

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