Kevin Spacey appears as Richard III, in this image made available by the Old Vic Theatre in London, Thursday June 30, 2011. Everybody loves a villain, and Richard III is one of the best, a scheming ... more 
Kevin Spacey appears as Richard III, in this image made available by the Old Vic Theatre in London, Thursday June 30, 2011. Everybody loves a villain, and Richard III is one of the best, a scheming nobleman with a lust for power and an exuberant love of his own villainy. In Shakespeare's history play Richard, younger brother of the king, covets the crown, and is willing to eliminate anyone - sibling, allies, young nephews - who stands in his way. Yet when he gets the prize, he is consumed by the fear that he will lose it. Kevin Spacey attacks the role at London'd Old Vic with relish - and even, at times, a touch of ham - in a powerfully visceral performance, directed by Sam Mendes.(AP Photo/Alastair Muir, ho) EDITORIAL USE ONLY: less 
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Thu, Jun 30, 2011 10:06 AM EDT