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Kevin Spacey as Henry Drummond in The Old Vic’s production of Inherit The Wind, 2009. 

Kevin Spacey is a particular joy to watch as the liberal, closely based on Clarence Darrow. Blessed with a silvery wig, Spacey presents us with a man whose walk is an arthritic lope and whose jutting head and thrusting trunk betoken a boundless curiosity.

Spacey’s great achievement is to combine passion and wit. He thumps the table as the judge denies him witnesses; yet, putting his opponent on the stand, he uses instinctive comic timing to destroy biblical literalism.

From The Guardian

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Inherit The Wind Press Night Trailer

Backstage vox pops at the ‘Inherit the Wind’ press night. October 1, 2009