Arts Interview: Smooth operator

As the new version of House of Cards hits the small screen via Netflix, Kevin Spacey talks to Roe McDermott.

27th January, 2013
Kevin Spacey: 'If there's anything I hope you've gotten to know about me, it's that I like to get shit done.' Photo: Melinda Sue Gordon

In the new political drama House of Cards, Kevin Spacey plays Representative Francis Underwood, a deliciously manipulative man who has just been spurned in his bid to become secretary of state.

In his vengeful quest for power, he trades in fear, blackmail and dubious deals to undo not only his rivals, but his colleagues.

House of Cards will unspool not on TV but on Netflix, the streaming video service that is investing heavily in original...

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