A couple of months ago, I wrote that they seemed to have found Richard III's body under a parking lot in Leicester.
Well, now it's official. It's him. Odd to think that he was only 33 when he died. Olivier played him at 48, McKellen at 55. Time to have him played by a younger actor--though who would have the heft?
This will give some impetus to the rerelease of Olivier's Technicolor drag-king fever dream Richard III, which I remember being fascinated by on late-night TV when I was in high school. "Hey, I actually like this," I remember thinking. "Maybe I am an intellectual after all."