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From Dr. Who to Isherwood

From Dr. Who to Isherwood


Matt Smith, who stars as the title character in the popular sci-fi series Dr. Who, has been cast as gay writer Christopher Isherwood. Smith will play the famed author in a film adaptation of Isherwood's 1974 autobiography Christopher and His Kind. The book covers the years 1929 to 1939 in the life of the late writer. including his escape from his suffocating upbringing in his native England to live in Berlin, his departure from Germany after Hitler came to power, the years he spent wandering around Europe, and his eventual move to New York City. Isherwood's experience in Berlin inspired his novels Mr. Norris Changes Trains and Goodbye to Berlin, which became the play I Am a Camera, which itself was adapted into the Broadway musical and film Cabaret. Isherwood novel A Single Man was made into an acclaimed film last year.

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