And this is a lesson which I suspect you must have learnt out of Homer; for he, speaking of Autolycus
, the maternal grandfather of Odysseus, who is a favourite of his, affirms that
Then came the ghost of my dead mother Anticlea, daughter to Autolycus
This helmet had been stolen by Autolycus
out of Eleon when he broke into the house of Amyntor son of Ormenus.
Having exchanged cloaks with Florizel, Autolycus
is mistaken for nobility by the lowly clown: "This cannot be but a great courtier" (4.
Mike Hugo steals much of the second half as loveable rogue Autolycus
, who keeps the thread running through Bohemia and Sicily.
We are also introduced to the scapegrace Autolycus
, one of the few genuinely amusing comedy characters in Shakespeare.
But when it was Autolycus
with wickedly sarcastic, funny lines, for me, it was exciting.
His band of travelling companions includes soothsayer Amphiaraus (Ian McShane), warrior Autolycus
(Rufus Sewell) and mute orphan Tydeus (Aksel Hennie).
His band of travelling companions includes Amphiaraus (Ian McShane), Autolycus
(Rufus Sewell) and Tydeus (Aksel Hennie).
But it's Arif Yampolsky, playing the wily pickpocket Autolycus
, who steals the comic spotlight, along with Tilford's bag of gold coins.
The stories prove good for business, Hercules being in the mercenary-for-hire trade, which he practices in concert with a quartet of trusted confidants: Autolycus
(Rufus Sewell), a childhood friend who rose with the orphaned Hercules through the ranks of the Athenian army; the fearsome Amazonian warrior Atalanta (Ingrid Bolso Berdal); shell-shocked mute Tydeus (impressive Norwegian actor Aksel Hennie); and mystical seer Amphiaraus (a superbly hammy Ian McShane), who sees much but is at a loss to unravel the mystery of the incident in Hercules' past that turned him from conquering hero into restless wanderer.
Ingrid Berdal as Atalanta, Dwayne Johnson as Hercules, Reece Ritchie as Iolaus and Rufus Sewell as Autolycus
in the new movie | Ingrid Berdal as Atalanta, Dwayne Johnson as Hercules, Reece Ritchie as Iolaus and Rufus Sewell as Autolycus
in the new movie