In a highly distinguished acting career Ben Kingsley has played a wide range of characters in films such as Ghandi (for which he won an Oscar), Bugsy, Schindler’s List, Death and the Maiden and Sexy Beast.
His latest is Elegy, an adaptation of the Philip Roth novel The Dying Animal, directed by Isabel Coixet.
In it he plays David Kepesh, a cultural critic who forms a relationship with a younger woman (Penélope Cruz) and is gradually forced to confront his attitudes to relationships and intimacy.
I spoke to him recently about his work on the film which you can listen to here:[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Ben_Kingsley_on_Elegy.mp3]
You can also download it as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here.
Watch the trailer for the film here:
Elegy opens in UK cinemas this Friday
[All images © 2008 / Entertainment Films]
> Download this interview as an MP3 file
> Ben Kingsley at the IMDb
> IMDb entry for Elegy
> Reviews of Elegy at Metacritic