Your new movie Morris
- in a few words, what is it about, and what can you tell us about your
character in it?
is about an urban myth that writer/director Jason Brown [Jason M.J
Brown interview - click here] grew up with.
ĎStay away from the train lines or Morris will get youí - it was used
to scare them and keep them away and safe. Jason then decided to pull it
into a movie with a story behind it. As children, they all used to hang
around to train lines and play a game called Ďchickení. One day
Ďchickení went wrong and a train hit Morris. Ever since that day
Morrisís sprit blames the rest of the gang for his death and the spirit
isnít just going to leave things there!
Character ĎMarcusí is an absolute gem I think. Heís got an all round
personality and I hope thatís evident throughout the film.
What did you draw upon to bring your
character to life, and how much Adam Probets can we find in Marcus?
great question, when I read the role of Marcus, I saw lots of me in him. I
also saw it as an opportunity to really bring something different to the
character so I got in touch with the director who thankfully allowed that
freedom. (Canít say what though because it could be a spoiler!!)
did you get involved with the movie in the first place?
in 2012 I did I feature film called Five Pillars, and Jason was fortunate
enough to have seen that film. He got in touch with me and of course when
us actors take a lengthy period of time out on low paid projects, we have
to be certain that the risk is worth it and that itís going to be a good
production. I knew from the minute I read the script that this was going
to be special, and so it has proved.
what extent could you identify with Morris's
definitely see the 80s film Stand by Me in this film. Lots of
touches of others too. To be honest, Iím not a massive horror film buff
(I hide behind the cushions), haha! But being in a horror is completely
different and an experience I never wanted to end. Such special moments
with a fabulous cast & crew!
What can you tell us about Morris's
director Jason M.J Brown [Jason M.J
Brown interview - click here], and what was your collaboration
is a breath of fresh air, I know how much work he has put into this, and
he deserves all the plaudits thatíll come his way. Lovely guy with such a
creative desire, and I canít wait to hopefully work with
him in the future on many more things.
Do talk about the shoot as such, and the on-set
set was amazing, skeleton so to speak but nevertheless everyone was
great. We filmed one scene where it was absolutely lashing down with rain.
The things we did for this movie!! Haha!
Any future projects you'd like to share?
Iíve got a few things lined
Iím the lead in a web series called Chicken Lane and Iíve got
two (maybe three) more feature films to come in the next year or so. I
have also just signed with a new agent, heís great so Iím expecting
some great things in the near future!
got you into acting in the first place, and did you receive any formal
training on the subject?
bizarre to be honest! When I were at secondary school and we had the
choices on the subjects we wanted to drop and take - I was letís say a
bit of a Ďrebelí at that age and all I wanted to do was to do subjects
that didnít involve much writing, so I took drama as one of those. I
figured I could just mess about in class etc. Kids will be kids I guess!!
However, I actually started to enjoy the subject and then ended up
qualifying in my GCSEís with an A*, so I figured I should continue - and
see where it took me!
What can you tell us about your
filmwork prior to Morris?
to Morris I have done various bits and bats. My biggest success to date
though has to be Last Tango In Halifax starring alongside Derek
Jacobi. I still feel so lucky to this very day!
would you describe yourself as an actor, and some of your techniques to
bring your characters to life?
get asked this question a few times to be honest, and itís very easy for
me. I am a humble to proud person. Iím proud of myself, the things Iíve
done, but I will never get carried away nor forget those that helped me.
Itís important to remain grounded and continue to work hard. Be
proactive and donít just wait for the phone to ring. It isnít going
to! Iím an actor because I love it not because I want fame.
Actors (and indeed
actresses) who inspire you?
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
Love Liam Neeson. I love how
natural he is, he just keeps things simple but so effective.
Your favourite movies?
Not really a film buff if Iím honest, Iím more of a
drama person but some of my favourite recent dramas are Last Tango In
Halifax, Stranger, Safe, Brassic,
social media, whatever else?
can follow me on Twitter & Instagram (I am on Facebook but donít
really use it for my career):
Anything else you're dying
to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
hope the film goes far - Jason really deserves it.
for the interview!