Oliver Twist
Timothy Spall as Fagin

Actor Timothy Spall can play eccentric with ease — Peter Pettigrew in the Harry Potter films for starters. But take an iconic literary character with a slew of existing great film and TV interpretations, and you have a challenge for even the most accomplished actor. In his first Masterpiece video interview, Spall discusses his sympathetic spin on Fagin, the complex relationships at the heart of the story and why he'll take eccentric over boring any day.

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