Brian Cox: Why Succession struck a chord | The Economist

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Brian Cox of HBO’s “Succession” reveals what it’s like to play the tyrannical media mogul and patriarch Logan Roy, and why the show struck such a chord in Trump’s America.

00:00 – The success of “Succession”
00:50 – Brian Cox’s career and playing Logan Roy
01:33 – How he finds humanity in Logan Roy
03:42 – Real-life comparisons to the Roys
04:36 – “Succession” in Trump’s America
05:44 – The politics of “Succession”
07:09 – Social mobility and acting

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