Tag: Bill Forsyth

August 23, 2013 / / Main Slate


Since its release in 1983, LOCAL HERO has attracted a small, but vocal, audience of cinephiles.  Though the understated magical realism of its story and its gorgeous depiction of the Scottish coastline has won it great acclaim, Burt Lancaster’s fans treasure it as one of his finest late-career performances.  Just as Lancaster was winding down his career, though, a fellow cast member had started building an impressive filmography of his own.  Peter Capaldi, who made his second film appearance as the hapless Oldsen, would go on to become one of the pre-eminent character actors of his generation.  American audiences may know him best from IN THE LOOP, in which he played a government spin doctor with a short fuse and an impressive vocabulary.  Earlier this summer, Capaldi’s career took another surprising turn when he was announced as the next actor to headline the iconic British sci-fi series Doctor Who.