Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Christian Cooke

Anyone that has watched Echo Beach cannot fail to notice Christian Cooke, he plays Brae Marrack.

“Brae is Daniel Marrack’s son – he runs the diner and surf shop along with his dad. And his main through-line is trying to be with Jackie.    “I’ve had a wicked time filming in Cornwall. Everyone was cool and had something to share and bring to the table in terms of who they were as a person. Ed’s a really close mate now - we agree on certain things and we’ve got the same sort of values.

And Jason is great to work with. I didn’t know what to expect but I can’t hear a bad word said about him - he is brilliant and he worked so hard. And Hannah – it’s only her first job, but she’s come on so much and the camera loves her. It really is a great bunch of people.

“A lot of spontaneous things happened with the cross over of the two shows. I’d be outside having a coffee and someone from Moving Wallpaper would say, “We’re doing a scene - could you be in the back of it?” I remember there was one where Jonathan Pope comes out of the production office and, as he finishes a phone call on his way into the studio, he comes up to me, shakes my hand and says “Loving your work”. And it’s completely improvised just because I was there. But it’s great to do stuff like that – you feel like you’re doing ‘proper work’. In episode two of Moving Wallpaper, when I had to scream my head off because they are trying to make me have a shave, the director said “We’re just going to turn over the camera: shout for about 10 seconds, throw this bin and then shout a bit more - do whatever you want”. So I just did it and it ended up being really funny.


“There were a lot of cool people in Cornwall. I think Newquay town itself is probably about 20 years out of date, but it’s a cool place to be. Everyone is laid back and chilled out, and there was a good atmosphere. I did a bit of surfing, just paddling out and getting little snapshots for montage sequences, but I nearly drowned. I got caught in a rift and was being taken out. I was trying to swim in and it took me about fifteen minutes to get back to the beach. I’m definitely not a good surfer! Despite that, I love being down on the beach. I’ve never worked in that environment for such a large amount of time so it was good to get time to spend by the sea and be paid for doing it!”


Source ITV1 (c)

Friday, 8 February 2008

Mitch Hewer

Well as its only a few days until the new series of Skins starts, thought I would post some new pictures and news about Mitch Hewer and Skins Series 2 .

New series. Tony struggles to cope with the consequences of the accident and, having been abandoned by Sid and Michelle, is forced into an unlikely friendship with Maxxie. With one of the boys desperate to return to college and the other longing to leave, the pair realise they're going to have to help each other if they want to improve their respective situations.

Harry Enfield, Morwenna Banks and Bill Bailey star with Nicholas Hoult and Mitch Hewer. With Joe Dempsie, Kaya Scodelario, April Pearson, Larissa Wilson, Mike Bailey, Hannah Murray, Dev Patel, Daniel Kaluuya, Georgina Moffat, TJ Lowe, Pippa Frost and Bernadette Moor.