Douglas Hodge: 'I almost had to head-butt Harold Pinter'

He’s the musicals maestro who’s now starring in everything from Joker to Gemini Man. He reveals how he went from working men’s clubs to Hollywood – via a Pinteresque spell in theatre

There’s no escaping Douglas Hodge. Go to the cinema and he’s there in Joker, as Alfred Pennyworth, future butler to Batman; in Gemini Man, as Will Smith’s old Marine Corps buddy; and in The Report with Adam Driver, as one of the architects of post-9/11 torture techniques. On television this year, he reprised his role in Catastrophe as Ashley Jensen’s rapacious, belligerent bit on the side, and he’ll be seen next month in the second season of the Netflix adventure Lost in Space.

Add to that a brace of barnstorming theatrical ringmasters – Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the drag queen Albin in La Cage aux Folles, for
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