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"I was getting to fulfill a number of romantic notions in my inner child," Matthew Rhys says of playing the title role in the new HBO series Perry Mason. HBO hide caption

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In 'Perry Mason,' Matthew Rhys Lives Out His Boyhood Noir Fantasies

Welsh actor Matthew Rhys says his version of the iconic criminal defense attorney is more hardboiled than the one Raymond Burr played on TV: "He's a man who kind of lives on whiskey and cigarettes."

"I was getting to fulfill a number of romantic notions in my inner child," Matthew Rhys says of playing the title role in the new HBO series Perry Mason. HBO hide caption

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In 'Perry Mason,' Matthew Rhys Lives Out His Boyhood Noir Fantasies

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