September 13th, 2019.
Please don’t tell me I’m the only person on the planet who still has this Charles Darwin biopic on DVD. It was okay. The premiere itself was a strange, weekend, Curzon Mayfair event… and the first time I ever photographed the later-to-be-a-much-bigger star Benedict Cumberbatch.
Viewed today, the actors of this movie run an interesting gamut - Paul Bettany would become Vision in Avengers (spoilers if you’re only up to phase 1), Anna Popplewell is probably still best known for being in one (two?) of those Narnia films, Sir Derek Jacobi must surely be a Lord or Baron or something now, and director Jon Amiel is sadly still best known on imdb for having directed Copycat (1995) The Core (2003), and Entrapment (1999). Still… worth revisiting, if only merely photographically