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Still Life Trailer

Here is the trailer to “Still Life”, with Eddie Marsan and Joanne Froggatt, directed by Uberto Pasolini, in which I play a small part (not in the trailer mind!)


Still Life trailer

For my experiences on set, see below. It was fun!

1st day on set – Al the actor!

Still Life, part deux

3rd day, glorious sunshine

Interview with Eddie Marsan in The Scotsman


The Movie: Still Life, Part Deux

So, Al the actor has now done his 3 days of filming on Still Life, my first foray in real acting and film. I mean, all us comics regularly video ourselves, and I’ve several videos of speeches I’ve done at Toastmasters, so is the big camera, being operated by a crew of people, with other people all around controlling things like light and sound and tea (and biscuits, never forget the biscuits), really that different? And I now realise that I have also done acting to a certain degree before, even notwithstanding the improv and stand up I do, so was this vastly unlike that?

Well, yes, and yes. And I’ll tell you why (not least because it would be a little frustrating to reach this point and be deposited. You clearly want to know or you’d already have stopped reading. I wonder how many have now stopped reading. Well, to the stalwarts who are still with me, you are in for a treat. I’d better deliver…)

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The Movie: Still Life

I, the actor.

I never really thought of myself that way, but it turns out that that is another part of the me that is. And the me that is, is now in a film.

Let me tell you a story. Just over a month ago, back when I was young, a mere stripling of 36, I was sent a Sunday email, “would you like to go to a film casting tomorrow” (on a whim, I’d chucked my details onto a casting website a year or so ago and not given it any further thought since). What the hell, I thought, why not. So, I trundled down to an industrial estate behind a bunch of rundown buildings off a nondescript Peckham street.

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