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The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is actor, writer and director Steven Berkoff. Irreverent, energetic and compelling, his work has brought him an international reputation and his last West End production, Kvetch, was voted comedy of the year. He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his love of drama and why it changed his life, his short spell in Hollywood playing archetypal villains and his time spent in Paris studying mime.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Koyaanisqatsi by Philip Glass
Book: A gardening book
Luxury: Piano