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Ralph Fiennes Took Ballet Lessons for His Film 'The White Crow' - Watch Trailer Here!

Ralph Fiennes Took Ballet Lessons for His Film 'The White Crow' - Watch Trailer Here!

Ralph Fiennes is dapper as he hits the carpet at the UK premiere of his film The White Crow held at the Curzon Mayfair on Tuesday (March 12) in London, England.

The 56-year-old actor was joined at the event by his co-star Oleg Ivenko and Louis Hofmann, as well as Stanley Tucci and Rhys Ifans who came out to show their support.

The White Crow was inspired by the book Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanaugh. The drama charts the iconic dancer’s famed defection from the Soviet Union to the West in 1961, despite KGB efforts to stop him.

Acclaimed dancer Oleg stars as Nureyev, alongside Adèle Exarchopoulos as Clara Saint, and Ralph as Russian ballet coach Alexander Pushkin – he also directed, and admitted he was daunted to be stepping into his shoes.

“I definitely felt challenged because I don’t come from ballet. I admit it was scary,” Ralph told The Standard. “I took ballet lessons, not to be good at ballet but just to know what is being asked of your body. Being instructed by a wonderful dancer at the Royal Ballet was helpful to me.”


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Credit: Mario Mitsis; Photos: WENN
Posted to: Louis Hofmann, Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Rhys Ifans, Stanley Tucci

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