What connects John Malkovich, Julian Sands, and Harold Pinter?

A new one-man show coming to Emory on September 22
Pinter: Martin Rosenbaum; Sands: Sbukley/Dreamstime.com: Malkovich: istockphoto.com
Pinter: Martin Rosenbaum; Sands: Sbukley/Dreamstime.com: Malkovich: istockphoto.com

Some of us associate actor Julian Sands with period films like A Room with a View, while others may think of his more recent horror film oeuvre. Here’s an association less likely but infinitely more fascinating: Sands was a friend of the late playwright Harold Pinter and has captured his spirit in a one-man show that comes to Emory in September.

Pinter, a Nobel laureate famous for marital dramas such as Betrayal, also wrote poetry and was well-known for his political activism. In another twist of celebrity friendship, the show is directed by John Malkovich, Sands’s The Killing Fields costar.

Julian Sands: A Celebration of Harold Pinter, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, September 22, theater.emory.edu

This article originally appeared in our September 2014 issue.

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