“I just hope that people can remove them from Hollyoaks, especially as all of our characters have nothing to do with each other. We don’t actually ever meet, although there is one scene where I have to drive past Emmett, and we kind of have a double take moment, which I think was a little nod to Hollyoaks, but all our characters are very different to the ones that we played in Hollyoaks, so I just hope people can see that, and enjoy the drama for what it is.
“So often in soaps people say that they can’t see certain people playing anyone else, but for me my character is so different, looks wise as well, I don’t even wear makeup and just sport this frazzled mum look.
“But we are hoping that we still bring our Hollyoaks fans over to watch it and introduce them to something new that they wouldn’t have necessarily have watched before, and the next chapters for all of us. A lot of people have said since Emmett and I left that they were keen to see what we did next, so it is nice that we actually did it together, and I think the fans will like that too, it’s really nice timing that they will get to see us reunited again on screen.
“We are really hoping that there will be a second series, and maybe then our characters will have more involvement with one another – who knows!”
Irish actor Emmett Scanlan has revealed he auditioned for Love/Hate but never got a role because: “I was sh*t!”
FROM a psychopathic serial killer to a clean-living cop, Dublin actor Emmett J Scanlan is relieved to be on the right side of the law for once.
Emmett Scanlan plays a ‘nice guy’ in new crime drama The Fall.
Irish director Terry McMahon, whose last film ‘Charlie Casanova’ earned him an IFTA nomination for Best Film last year, is currently hard at work on ‘Patrick’s Day’ – another work sure to attract media attention for its controversial subject matter.
Once again assuming writing and directing duties, Mr McMahon told IFTN that the film is currently in pre-production with a scheduled start date of 29th April.
The plot centres on ‘a young man with mental health problems who becomes intimate with an older suicidal air hostess, causing his obsessive mother to enlist the help of a dysfunctional cop’.
The film, which is based in Dublin and the midlands, aims to explore the impact their relationship has on the community around them.
‘Patrick’s Day’ received funding from the Irish Film Board and RTE, and is produced by Tim Palmer (Into The West, A Love Divided, Last Of The High Kings) and Rachel Lysaght (The Pipe, Dreams Of A Life, Muide Eire).
Director of Photography is Michael Lavelle, World Cinematography Award Winner (His & Hers, Undressing My Mother, Cluck), with complete cast and crew to be announced soon.
‘Charlie Casanova’ followed the exploits of the eponymous anti-hero as he dabbled in the dark side, in a satirical tale of sex, greed and excess.
Although there’s no exact time or date yet, we now know it’ll air sometime the week starting 11 May on BBC2!
Club Personal Appearances
Home Nightclub Balbriggan (Saturday 27 April)
The Vault - Workington (Friday 3rd May)
Liquid - Colchester (Tuesday 14th May)
Emmett Scanlan interview on Penwith Radio
Emmett gives a great, lengthy interview about his time on Hollyoaks and future projects. A must listen.