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Video: 'At the time, there were few plays that expressed what I was thinking'

Steve Berkoff is recognisable to many as Victor Maitland from Beverly Hills Cop, or Colonel Podovsky in Rambo – but there’s much more to this writer and actor.

Image: Brian Lawless

STEVEN BERKOFF IS recognisable to many as Victor Maitland from Beverly Hills Cop, or Colonel Podovsky in Rambo.

Fewer though are aware of Berkoff’s considerable contribution to theatre over the past 45 years. From his punk-plays East, West and Greek through to Decadence and Shakespeare’s Villains, Berkoff has created theatre that has exhilarated and disgusted audiences. Currently touring his latest production, The Actor’s Lament, Eoin Lynch met up with Berkoff at Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre.


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Eoin Lynch tweets at @Eoinlyncho and blogs at www.theartsblog.

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