Last weekend I had a lot of fun at the University of Hertfordshire/Hertfordshire Law School roleplaying the defendant in a series of mock trials for the The National Criminal Advocacy Competition. We had 4 trials on the Saturday, each with a prosecution and defence counsel team (obviously I guess) who were assessed (by real judges) on their actual case and performance etc but also how they dealt with witnesses (including me). The final was on Sunday afternoon with the same case, but with us playing our characters differently to spice things up. Met some lovely people, including the ultimate winners Annie Lenton and Jack Moore of Nottingham Law School – in the photo above – who defended me in the final and got recognition for dealing with my particularly hard to handle character who at one point started shouting from the dock! Some cool photos by Pete Stevens/Creative Empathy below:
I was very happy to hear that Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back was commissioned for a full series, because I worked on the non-TX pilot back in March 2018! Tommy Forbes – a director I’ve worked with on many occasions now – asked me to be in a hidden camera VT, so I played a Satanist called Phil who had supposedly booked a room with his husband…. somewhere…. and they planned on sacrificing their cat, doing a lot of chanting, and asked some very awkward questions of the poor reception staff. It was all rather fun, and Joe is lovely.
Check this baby out! Looks who’s on a film poster! Shot at the tail end of 2017, this darkly comic/crime thriller premiered last week and boy it turned out good! Packed Prince Charles cinema in Leicester Square, great reaction, great vibes. My wife managed to give birth to our second daughter early so I could go (the due date was actually the date of the premiere), and even though I’m in the film A LOT, I don’t think I ruined it so I’m very happy. Hopefully you can see it soon! x
Sometimes everything just bloody happens at once. My 2 episodes of Warren went out either side of my episode of Porters on Dave. Sharing scenes with Laura Checkley, Siobhan McSweeney, Susie Wokoma and Danny Mays… I mean just look at the episode cast list for goodness’ sake! I have to have a sit down every time I think about it.
Check it out on Dave catchup right now!
I was absolutely delighted to play 3 different characters in Martin Clunes’ BBC1 sitcom, Warren. I played the radio presenter who top and tailed episode 4, and then I played both the unhelpful shop assistant and the irritable taxi operator on the phone in episode 6! You can still check out those episodes on iPlayer.