Presented as part of Antidote 2022
Live-broadcast from The Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Sunday, 11 September 2022
As an actor for stage and screen, Brian Cox has built a brilliant career on getting under the skin of tyranny. His depiction of the tyrannical media patriarch, Logan Roy, in the television series Succession, embodies the mixture of repulsion and envy felt towards the ultra-rich elites. It's no surprise that Succession is often compared to Shakespeare, since Cox has played both King Lear and Titus Andronicus to great acclaim. Few other actors have captured the essence of evil and its twin, power, giving us such magnificent insight into characters who exert control over our lives.