Andrew Scott and Amanda Abbington to perform famous speeches for Almeida short film project
Andrew Scott and Amanda Abbington are among the actors confirmed for the third series of the Almeida Theatre’s film project, Figures of Speech.
The series sees some of history’s most famous and significant speeches performed by actors and released online, intended to explore the power of the spoken word in the 21st century.
Scott reads a 1965 speech by Edith Sampson, the US’ first African American female judge, called Choose One of Five. It is the first in the third series of films to be released.
Abbington, Pearl Mackie, Tobias Menzies and Iwan Rheon will also feature.