Jan 05, 2011 12:00AM

Hearing John Malkovich

John Malkovich - actor, director, designer - is essential Sydney Festival entertainment.

The enigmatic John Malkovich is one of the most exciting 8 of this year's Sydney Festival. Not content to simply perform alongside the Sydney Symphony in The Giacomo Variations, he will also appear in conversation with filmmaker Jim Sharman on January 17 at the Sydney Town Hall. Malkovich will no doubt be discussing his prolific theatre and film work to date, as well as his interest in fashion (he embroiders and has walked the catwalk for COMME des GARÇONS