Once upon a time, someone decided it would be a good idea to make a terrible film adaption of a rather good book/musical. In this film, Liam Neeson chewed the scenery, Claire Danes took on method acting by way of a piece of particle board and Geoffery Rush starred as 'oh hey it's that's guy'. Also, Uma Thurman was skinny, grubby and dead.
Luckily whoever was in charge of casting also gave Hans Matheson a role! That role clearly being: to look luminous, far-younger-than-23-what-are-you-Hans-
( And my mind goes, oh hey, it's young!Coward. Let's do bad things to him. )