Not so much Barrhead, which is where he’s from, but Barrhead via 20 years in East London and various West End stages. Henshall has only good things to say about the writer, David Kane, and his fellow cast members, including Brian Cox and newcomer Rebecca Benson. “The first time I was recognised a bit but people didn’t feel the need to tell me, which I liked. “It might be interesting to try. Ewan McGregor fuels further speculation about "Tra... Ewan McGregor considering bank robbery movie, David Tennant up for Royal Television Society award. It’s such a unique, specific place. Once he was there, though, he realised that he found expressing himself on stage easier than doing it for real so he kept on with it. Plus the fact that it’s one show.”. And what is it that he sees? You do your thing.”, As for the outcome, you tend to know straight away, he says. Where and when? They forget you very quickly. They want it immediately. I just couldn’t relax.”, This time round, he stayed in Scalloway, which he says is beautiful. The play begins in 1977, with a meeting between adulterous lovers, Emma and Jerry, two years after their affair has ended. “It’s not forced, it’s just coming out,” he says. In a telltale gesture that pre-empts the moment of parting we see later, she slowly withdraws her hand from Jerry's tender touch. “I began to get the remoteness more and what is attractive about that. “We could hear it, but the crew on the opposite headland could hear it and also see four minke whales. And then, just as inexplicably, last year it started again. By CLAIRE BLACK. Having rubbished Harold Pinter's Betrayal on its appearance in 1978, I seem to have spent much of my life discovering its complexities. And, watching Ian Rickson's beautifully lucid and perceptive revival, I became aware how much the play deals with the shifting balance of power in triangular relationships, and with the pain of loss. He says it’s a combination of intensity, intelligence and something quite raw. Scott Thomas uses her wonderfully expressive features to indicate all the calibrated shifts in Emma's character, in some ways, the toughest of the three; and, in the opening scene, she registers the radiant assurance of the survivor. That means they won’t be in touch with your agent.”, If the complaint about the entertainment industry, and indeed LA as a whole, is that it’s phony, Henshall is having none of it.
I’ve heard whale sounds on television documentaries but to hear them there was amazing.”. And then I stopped having a film career because suddenly I didn’t do anything. Maybe that’s why he’s so up for his trip to the States. On telly Henshall made his debut in an episode of Taggart (where else?) It is acknowledged that, by using reverse chronology to chart a seven-year-long affair, Pinter probes the corrosive nature of betrayal. That’s the bottom line. “I am hopeful for it,” he says, “because I think it’s worth having around.”. Variety reports that Douglas Henshall is to star alongside Kristin Scott Thomas and Ben Miles in a new West End production of Harold Pinter's love triangle drama "Betrayal," according to sources close to the production.
“It was my favourite.
Murder in Samarkand permanently available. All of a sudden they could hear the most astonishing sound – it was whale song. And, watching Ian Rickson's beautifully lucid and perceptive revival, I became aware how much the play deals with the shifting balance of power in triangular relationships, and with the pain of loss. Whether he’s talking about the wonders of the Shetland Islands or the state of the TV and film industry in the UK, there’s something earnest about Henshall. And it wasn’t quite where he was aiming for. And yes, Sherlock is a very good show with very good actors, but essentially we’re taking something that Arthur Conan Doyle created however long ago, and it’s like, really is that the best that we can do? It was such a beautiful place and people were being so nice to us, we had a great time.”, There were other special experiences too. Billy Boyd is new Patron of National Youth Choir o... David Tennant supports campaign to save the arts, Dougray Scott backing campaign to save RAF Leuchars. “It’s one of the nice things about having been around for a long time, seeing new talent and thinking, ‘Ooh, look at you’,” he says. There’s no chit-chat. “People say, well what about Sherlock? I’ve spent my whole adult creative life doing this.”, He drains his coffee cup and fishes out his sunglasses, ready to leave. The films for which Henshall is best known – Orphans, If Only, This Year’s Love and Lawless Heart – were all critically well received but they never quite found their audience. “Either they say, ‘So, when you come back…’ and that means the first hurdle has been cleared, or they say, ‘Thank you, we’ll be in touch with your agent’. “People tend to dress for the part, because they don’t look at you, especially during pilot season, with the question in their mind of, ‘I wonder if we could mould you into what we want?’. Henshall reinforces this impression by playing Jerry as a man who proceeds through life in a state of jittery ignorance; he invests the character with the guilelessness of a man who seems oblivious, even to the fact that his own wife may be having an affair. “Depending on what age you are and what kind of parts you go up for – if you’re a young actor in your 20s or 30s you can be doing two, three or four meetings a day where you get handed ten pages of dialogue at 10pm to learn for 10am the next morning, to go with the other five or eight pages that you’ve to learn for the other two that you’re doing. And of all the other places in the world I think I could be for six months of the year, I don’t know that I could be there.”. Douglas Henshall on British actors fleeing to US SHETLAND’S Douglas Henshall doesn’t pull any punches about why British actors chase their dreams abroad . Having rubbished Harold Pinter's Betrayal on its appearance in 1978, I have since discovered its complexities. This website and its associated newspaper are members of Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). “There was such a nice vibe amongst the crew and the cast but also because of where we were. Each production yields fresh insights. “When I was there in September I thought about it, I wondered if I could,” he says. He liked it. Yet when their fingers lightly touch, you sense the weight of their emotional past and their awareness of what is sacrificed. When he speaks about his business, he does so with real passion, a sense of being an actor who wants to do good work but who’s been around long enough to know that’s not as easy as it sounds. He’s not one for small talk, that’s for sure, but he is full of conversation and questions, all delivered in that inimitable Scottish accent of his. Tickets go on sale today (5 April 2011) for Ian Rickson's new production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Douglas Henshall and Ben Miles. Set him against the backdrop of the rugged Shetland Islands and it’s an ideal combination.
Looking extraordinarily like the young Pinter with his long sideburns and accosting profile, he shows Robert as a man who conceals his emotional hurt under a sardonic mask and relishes his power over the unaware Jerry. Here it acquires extra resonance in that Ben Miles's Robert first hurls a bed-cover at Emma's head, and then, as she looks pleadingly at him, leans across to wipe her tears. “What the Americans have done is refuse to back down,” he says, leaning forward. But then when I’m sitting here now I think no, I couldn’t do it. May 13, 2019 - Explore Arlene Stower's board "Dougie Henshall" on Pinterest. “Sometimes they’re not even sure where it’s coming from, but you know that once they’ve worked that out they’re going to have a lot of fun with it.”. David Tennant tells of moving mission for Comic Re... Brian Cox reveals team of all-star actors behind B... Billy Connolly to narrate "The Ballad of Nessie", Alan Cumming in salute to Terrence McNally, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, St Trinian's II: The Legend of Fritton's Gold. Did I upset someone?” He shrugs.
But not for Henshall the petty business of self-promotion, he’d rather talk about the state of British TV, what makes an actor exciting and why he couldn’t live on those remote islands. I ended up doing it.”. In his Crombie coat and dark denims, brogues on his feet, Ray-Bans in his top pocket, I can’t quite imagine Henshall living in Shetland. Robert Carlyle To Star In London Cop Thriller ‘Dog... Kevin McKidd set to reprise 'Percy Jackson' role. And watching Ian Rickson's beautifully lucid revival, I … Ewan McGregor on reuniting with Charley Boorman for Long Way Up, Outlander star Sam Heughan narrates a new animated film about the last fairy of Scotland - how to watch it, ‘WHEN was the entertainment industry a bastion of integrity and truth? As it stands, he leans back and reminds me, “I have to be very careful because they pay my wages, but it’s very frustrating.” I feel a bit disappointed that from this point I’ll be experiencing the edited Henshall, but I needn’t have worried.
Those who couldn’t find rooms stayed with local families. back in 1990, and since then has racked up appearances in everything from Psychos to Dennis Potter’s Lipstick On Your Collar to Kid In The Corner to thriller The Silence. “It’s a kind of meat market,” he says, sounding cheery. In fact, that Henshall signed on for a second series tells you that he rates it because, don’t forget, he’s the man who blithely walked away from Saturday primetime hit Primeval because he felt “the quality was slipping”.
Print. It is beautifully written, in that her guilt confronts his seeming insouciance. And coming from Henshall that is high praise indeed. He describes a moment when they were filming on two opposite headlands. The next time he went back, after the programme had been shown on the telly, everything felt different. “Everybody just mucked in together,” he says. Alan Cumming headlines benefit for the Pittsburgh ... Martina Cole's "The Runaway": New Drama on Sky One.
Far from being sentimental, it is symbolic of the moment when their union ends and becomes a thing of social custom. In recent years there have been well received performances in the West End, including most recently Harold Pinter’s Betrayal opposite Kristin Scott Thomas. It could be that Henshall’s disappointment in the state of British TV is at least in part to do with the fact that it’s “the house I live in”, as he puts it. Torchwood: Miracle Day - poster, air date, and lau... Ewan McGregor is retiring from nude scenes. In a sense, it’s a surprise that it’s taken this long to find a tartan noir vehicle for Henshall. Quigley, Austin E.. "Pinter: Betrayal". Each production yields fresh insights. That’s not to say he hasn’t got good things to say about his second outing as Jimmy Perez. Before shooting Shetland, Henshall made The Salvation with Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green and Eric Cantona. Photograph: Tristram Kenton for the Guardian. American TV is in rude health so why shouldn’t he? And by saying that, I’m not meaning to denigrate Broadchurch or any of the people involved, but my point is true. Tickets go on sale today (5 April 2011) for Ian Rickson’s new production of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Douglas Henshall and Ben Miles.Betrayal, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, will have its first preview at the Comedy Theatre on 27 May 2011 with press night on 16 June and is booking until 20 August 2011.
“I had a film career in the late 90s. Although producer Sonia Friedman would not comment on the story, it is believed the production, helmed by Ian Rickson, will open in early June at the Comedy Theater. Weekly schedule for Late Late Show with Craig Ferg... John Barrowman UK tour dates and new CD announced. “People just stopped thinking of me that way,” he says. Not so for Shetland. Kristin Scott Thomas as Emma and Ben Miles as Robert in Betrayal by Harold Pinter, directed by Ian Rickson at the Comedy Theatre. It’s an old-school, proper Western, and even better than that, I play the sheriff.” He grins. “There was a seven-year-old inside me doing cartwheels every day.”. “I got a phone call on a Friday saying I’m sending you a script, you’ve had an offer to do a Western in South Africa.
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