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David Horovitch as Isaac
David Horovich as Isaac
 
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David Horovitch is a highly respected actor, who has worked in theatre, television and cinema. His film credits include Dirty Dozen Three, Paper Marriage, and An Unsuitable Job for a Woman. His numerous television appearances include Inspector Slack in five Miss Marple stories for the BBC, Bognor, Hold the Back Page, Prince Regent, Hadleigh, Vanity Fair, Poirot, Stay Lucky, Four Play--Thank you For Having Her, Love Hurts, Westbeach, Just William, Casualty, The Bill, Shine on Harvey Moon, Capital Lives- Dying Day, The Sculptress, Annie's Bar, French and Sunders.

His London stage appearances include The Misanthrope, Racing Demon, Absolute Hell, There's a Girl in My Soup, The Importance of Being Earnest, All's Well That Ends Well.

David was attracted to SOLOMON & GAENOR because 'unusually for a modern film it tells a very emotional story in a very straightforward way. It has a tremendous integrity about it which I found terribly appealing. It's a compelling love-affair which appeals straight to the emotions. It's similar to Romeo and Juliet but with other ingredients.'

'My character, Isaac is Solomon's father. He's a Lithuanian Jew who's been hounded across Eastern Europe. His hardness to Solomon arises from a fear of persecution. He's quite an understandable character, but he's also quite horrifying. He's so hostile to Solomon's love for Gaenor and the tragedy stems from his blindness to his own son's emotional needs. He loves Solomon, he's not a bad fellow, it's just that he's so suspicious of Gentiles because he's had such a rough time with them.'