Jason Isaacs gets 'hooked' on diverse roles

  August 23, 2003 at 3:54 PM ET
  Cheeser     Wizard News (via Boston Globe)
 


In what he says is the "European tradition of acting," Jason Isaacsopens in new window, 40, likes to disappear into the characters he portrays. From war movie Black Hawk Down to romantic comedy Passionada, Isaacs says he aspires to be a chameleon, blending seamlessly into the filmopens in new window:

"[For Black Hawk Down], it was so lovely having been in this very, very aggressive and deafening environment in Morocco for five months and then to be in this film which was about charm and wit and silence and trying to be subtle," he said.

This Christmas, Isaacs appears in Peter Pan, directed by P.J. Hogan (My Best Friend's Wedding), in which he plays the dual role of the bumbling Mr. Darling and the villainous Captain Hook.

Next year, Isaacs is set to reprise his Lucius Malfoy role for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

"It is fantastic working with kids because they are incredibly refreshing and not cynical," says Isaacs. "They are just having fun, which is what acting should be about."

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