Russell Crowe as Captain Jack Aubrey plays the violin in the film Master and Commander, with the benefit of three months of lessons from Australian Chamber Orchestra leader Richard Tognetti.
Crowe was keen to learn the instrument enough to look convincing in his movements, though of course the recording heard is not his playing.
The two men described the learning process as part of The Strad's Double Acts series. The clip also features fellow actor Paul Bettany on the cello.
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