St George & Sutherland Shire Leader

VIDEO: Seeing double -- and the Walkers' wine was real!

By Ian Horner
Updated November 6 2013 - 2:13pm, first published September 11 2013 - 8:00am
Matthew Rhys: "I’ve spent my whole life talking to myself so it was quite familiar territory!"
Matthew Rhys: "I’ve spent my whole life talking to myself so it was quite familiar territory!"
With Rachel Griffiths and Sally Field: "Sally's professionalism is unequalled and unrivalled."
With Rachel Griffiths and Sally Field: "Sally's professionalism is unequalled and unrivalled."
With Luke McFarlane: "My character, Kevin, was never defined by his sexuality."
With Luke McFarlane: "My character, Kevin, was never defined by his sexuality."
"Rachel and I were non-Americans on the show and no one could understand our normal accents!"
"Rachel and I were non-Americans on the show and no one could understand our normal accents!"
In Very Annie Mary with longtime flatmate Ioan Gruffud: "We had all this schtick and someone said use it!"
In Very Annie Mary with longtime flatmate Ioan Gruffud: "We had all this schtick and someone said use it!"
"If Rachel suggested me for Brothers & Sisters after Very Annie Mary I owe her my bloody heart and soul!"
"If Rachel suggested me for Brothers & Sisters after Very Annie Mary I owe her my bloody heart and soul!"
Doing a double-take on The Scapegoat.
Doing a double-take on The Scapegoat.
Doing a double-take on The Scapegoat.
Doing a double-take on The Scapegoat.
Doing a double-take on The Scapegoat.
Doing a double-take on The Scapegoat.
Doing a double-take on The Scapegoat.
Doing a double-take on The Scapegoat.
As Daphne du Maurier's The Scapegoat.
As Daphne du Maurier's The Scapegoat.

Welsh actor Matthew Rhys found fame as Sally Field’s gay son on long-running Brothers & Sisters (the wine was real!) and credits her as his mentor. He also directed a handful of episodes of the show, and therein lies a story of unequivocal lobbying to score such a coveted gig. His latest movie is an elegant remake of Alec Guinness’s The Scapegoat, just out on DVD on Eagle Entertainment. He talks about all this with IAN HORNER.

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