After my recent theatrical outing is as Jefferson Steele in A Bunch of Amateurs, (where I played a fading Hollywood action hero who's been conned into playing King Lear in 'a' Stratford, with a bunch of amateur thespians), I'm in recovery mode. One hell of a lot of work went into it, including 'Gymtober', but as well as a very nice review, one audience member approached me after to announce he was American and asked what part of the States I was from. When I asked him to guess, he said judging by my accent, California. Yusss! Guess my accent work also paid off! I got to wear a really awesome wig, too (I borrowed and restyled the wig I wore in Hudson and Halls: Live.)
So, what's next? I have no idea, but I've become rather attached to my adopted 'Californian' accent, so a role in a US movie would be most welcome.
Due to technical issues, our 48HRS Film Competition entry was submitted too late to be judged. I'm told a properly edited version will soon be on-line. Will let ya know when and where.
FRANKIE BORDEAUX fans, watch this space, as I'm preparing to create a new routine, with a James Bond flavour!!!
Late last year I had some amazing headshots taken by the fantastic Lara McGregor. As soon as I can get my hands on them, I'll post them here.
The short film I was in last year, On the Edge of Hope, has now reached the director's cut and has been entered in several film festivals. The team are currently working on a slightly shorter cut for other festivals. No public (or private) screenings as yet, but I'll keep you posted. Can't wait to see how it has all come together, as it was truly a work of love for all involved!
I was recently contacted by a film-directing friend to play a role in a movie she was directing early this year. Sadly, the funding fell over, but we are crossing fingers that this movie MAY still happen in the future.
Early last year, Jan and I submitted a wee self-tape for an un-named TV advert. This got us a face-to-face audition, too! Sadly, we didn't get the gig in the end, but we had a whole lot of fun trying! Here's our entry, just click on the picture...
I really had a LOT of fun spoofing old movie posters for Jefferson Steele, which were displayed in the foyer of the theatre. (Apologies to Mr Connery and Mr Willis)