By Lane Gwinn
The Times 

Blind to the error of his ways



February 9, 2023


Matthew Macfadyn as the disgraced, possibly delusional British politician, John Stonehouse.

"Stonehouse" – BritBox, 2023

A three-episode mini-series on BritBox is based on a story of a British politician in the seventies who digs himself into a hole through his constant lying. Is he a naïve victim of pride, or just a criminal? He certainly appears delusional in his confidence to evade consequences.

John Stonehouse is ambitious and entitled. He is played by Matthew Macfadyn, who is a regular cast member on HBOs Succession. Both characters share a comical ability to misread situations, inflate their importance, and still believe in their moral superiority.

Stonehouse manages to...

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