Blind to the error of his ways
February 9, 2023
"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...