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Matthew Macfadyen (‘Succession’) on why playing Tom Wambsgans is ‘liberating’ [Complete Interview Transcript]

Matthew Macfadyen (‘Succession’) on why playing Tom Wambsgans is ‘liberating’ [Complete Interview Transcript]

Matthew Macfadyen is now an Emmy nominee for his performance as Tom Wambsgans in the HBO drama series “Succession.” He also starred in the limited series “Quiz” this past TV season.

Macfadyen spoke with Gold Derby executive editor Paul Sheehan before the nominations about the incredible true story of “Quiz,” the appeal of “Succession” and acting with an American accent. Watch the exclusive interview above and read the complete transcript below.

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Gold Derby: Let’s start with “Quiz,” which is this fascinating true story, right? I mean, how much did you know about what happened in “Quiz” when they approached you to play Charles Ingram?

Matthew Macfadyen: I didn’t know an awful lot about it. I remember the show very well because it was a real phenomenon at the time. It was on every single night, so everyone sat and watched it. It was,

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