Almost December….

Greetings people of planet Earth!
And those of you on QUA13Z2b who will see this in 5 light years….

Where did November go? A few updates for you today before we head into Festive madness….

Driven to fury by this terrible Tory government, I recorded a song and made a video, helped out on keyboards by the lovely Andrea Leblanc. 

It had a screening at SYFN Showroom Shorts this week, it was lovely to hear a room full of people laugh and applaud. Please view, share….and let’s get these nasty bastards out of power.

I also popped up on your BBC iPlayer this week, with a small role in STICKY, starring Tom Hardy, Javone Prince, Charlotte Riley and more… Take a look. Fingers crossed for a series!

I’ve been busy with my son Benjamin over the last few weeks, building a Jawa costume for him to take part in Star Wars events with Sentinel Squad. We’ve been having lots of fun.

Right, lots to do, so bye for now!

D x

A very short film at the festival….

Had some brilliant news today, a very short film I’ve made has been chosen as a finalist to be shown at Celluloid Screams, the Sheffield Horror Film Festival this coming weekend.

INSIDE, a short ‘bumper’ film, has been accepted as one of the finalists in the Celluloid Screams Film Festival Bumper Competition this weekend in Sheffield. Bumpers are 30 to 60 second short films designed to play before festival feature presentations. The winning Bumper will be announced at the close of the festival.

You can preview all the bumper competition entries, including mine, at the South Yorkshire Filmmakers Network SHOWROOM SHORTS at The Showroom Cinema Tuesday evening, 9pm.

Mine is a very personal little film, so I hope you can see it either Tuesday night, or at the festival this weekend in Sheffield.

Dave
xxx

September 20th. New pics

Greetings…. September 20th…. let’s hope we make it through the rest of this hurricane, earthquake, nuclear infested month. Scary times.

Just a quick update with some new pics of yours truly, I’ve been out in the garden with the trusty Canon on a monopod with a remote release. Quite pleased with the results. It’s an odd thing, taking pictures of yourself, but as an actor, you have to be a pro-selfie I reckon.

Click to enbiggerise them…..

Stay safe
D
X

September…

Hello folks! Quick update and some new pics….

Since the last update I had a great day on a new ITV drama, GIRLFRIENDS, written and directed by the lovely Kay Mellor. Had a lovely scene with Miranda Richardson and Zoë Wanamaker.

Had a couple of meaty auditions for a lovely soap stint and a new musical tour, but no luck on either. Sad Dave. But keeping busy with Showreel updates, so if you’re an actor looking for a new reel, or want to refresh the one you have, give me a shout!

Had a nice photo session yesterday with an up and coming photographer, Samantha Devine, and I’m including a few below. Click to full-size them….

 

The eagle-eyed amongst you may notice there is less of me to feast your eyes upon…
I’m delighted to say my weight-loss routine is going well, I’ve lost over 50lbs since this time last year. Feeling great and buying new clothes to fit the new me.

And finally, coming up, a BBC animated sitcom, STICKY, starring Tom Hardy. More on that when I get the details. You’ll have my voice and an animated version of me!

Stay tuned!
Dave x

On your telly for 2 more weeks!

BROKEN on BBC1 is almost over, just one more episode next week, 4th July – and this is the main episode for the Kerrigan family.

Radio Times Cast list, Broken Episode 6

Look at that cast list!
Bloody amazing group of people, all acted their hearts out for this lovely series.
Everyone has fingers crossed for a second series.
Last episode Tuesday July 4th.

But never fear!
You haven’t seen the last of me!

I will return in the Broken timeslot the following week for the first episode of IN THE DARK, starring MyAnna Buring. First episode is July 11th. Here’s the trailer…..

From Soaplife Magazine….

From Soaplife Magazine

I only have a short scene with MyAnna Buring in the early scenes of the episode, but it was  lots of fun to do, as you will see. There’s more of me than there is today in the picture below –  I’ve lost over 30 pounds since then – and feeling much better for it!

With MyAnna Buring, shooting IN THE DARK for BBC

Here’s the link to my blog from back then….

And yesterday I went to the Readthrough for a new series for ITV.
I’ve one scene in one episode, but it’s a lovely scene with two AMAZING actors.
More about that later, I can say nothing at the mo!

That’s all folks! Keep watching your TV!

D x

BROKEN on your telly tonight!

We’re in to the final 3 episodes of BROKEN now.
And I’m very happy to be in all of the last 3.
It’s not a huge role, the final episode features me the most, but it was a lovely job with fantastic people. And I played one of Sean Bean’s brothers!
It’s been getting great reviews, please take time to watch if you can.

Episode 4 blurb, Radio Times

Had a great weekend, celebrating Father’s Day with my eldest son, Benjamin. So sad to take him home, but I’m really looking forward to his next visit.

With Benjamin
With Benjamin

Have a super week! I’ll be back to nag you about episode 5 next week!

Dave x

 

Post-election….

Wow, what a couple of weeks we’ve had.

Terror attacks, horrific fires. And May holding on to power by her finger tips.

I was very pleased with the Labour result in the election last week. Yes, a straight win would have been better, but things may change in coming weeks as May collapses. The Grenfell disgrace may just be the thing that finishes her off, so roll on the Queens speech and subsequent parliamentary vote next week.

I walked the streets delivering leaflets and knocking on doors for this election, and I have to say there was a great feeling of support for the Labour Party. When the time comes to go to the polls again, and it could be soon, I hope you’ll see we can actually win this thing, get out there and help turn the tide against austerity.

Since the election, I’ve been kept busy on the latest production from WellRedFilms, a left-leaning, Sheffield-based group of filmmakers.

The latest video, shot on Thursday evening, released Friday and online now, takes a topical look at the aftermath of the election and looks at various campaigns we still need to continue.

I took the production lead on this one, working 5 cameras, edited it all together once I returned home, suffering technical issues and internet problems. I’m very pleased with the end result. I hope I can develop more work like this.

In other news, BROKEN on BBC1 is getting great reviews and I return for the remaining episodes as Christopher Kerrigan, brother to Sean Bean. Not a huge role, but loved it. Jimmy McGovern has written a timely piece on British society, the cast is incredible. It’s not easy viewing, have a tissue handy, but you can’t stop watching.

And I had some good news about an upcoming project. I can’t say more now, but it’s a nice role in a new series from another hugely respected writer.

VOTE ON THURSDAY!

Just a quick update to remind you all – USE YOUR VOTE ON THURSDAY!

This is the most important election in a lifetime.

Under the Tories our NHS, our Police and security services, our schools, and much of our public infrastructure have been run down in preparation to flog them off to private sector Conservative supporters.

The poor, the weak, the disabled, are all being punished whilst the rich take the cream.

The weak and wobbly May claims she can get the best deal under Brexit. A woman who cannot even debate her opponents, with her clown car full of rich liars, Johnson, Rudd, Hammond, etc.

We know where the magic money tree is, it’s offshore – and Labour will harvest it for the good of the people.

Only a vote for Labour can put an end to the misery that many of our people suffer. Only Labour offer Hope for the UK.

Vote for the Many not the Few…. VOTE LABOUR!

BROKEN. BBC 1. Starts May 23.

I know, I’ve been going on about BROKEN for months, but your chance to see it is very close. BBC has announced the 6-part series starts May 23rd.

I’ve seen the first episode… I went to a screening in Liverpool on Monday, lovely to catch up with everyone.

It’s excellent. Amazing performances all round, very real, very moving, it’s must see TV. Here’s the BBC trailer…

A few pics below from the screening in Liverpool…

Myself, Steve Garti, Naomi Radcliffe and director Noreen Kershaw (eps 4&5)
Director Noreen Kershaw and write Jimmy McGovern doing post-screening Q&A
the screening screen….

And a few more from during production and wrap party…

Sean and myself
Bex & Sean
Kerrigan Brothers… myself, Steve Garti & Paul Copley
Working in Hollywood (Bowling Alley) with Sean Bean!
Kerrigan Family – Sean Bean, Steve Garti, myself, our mother Aine Ni Mhuiri, Vanessa Earl and Paul Copley
My Brothers, Paul Copley, Sean Bean, Steve Garti
Sean signed a pic for my son, Benjamin

I’m sure to nag about this again, so please forgive me, but I want everyone to see this series.

Much love,
D xxx

Old song – new version – new video

Hello there!!!! April has suddenly turned cold, we’ve had snow this week! Luckily the weather was warmer last week when my son Benjamin helped me make a new video for a song I originally recorded 4 years ago.

I’d never been happy with the original video. I shot it on my iPhone and I didn’t have playback of the song to sync with so I guessed the audio speed when I shot the video…. which made editing very difficult .

So I’ve been wanting to make a new video for some time and I recorded a new audio track for it as well, so what we have below is a whole new version.

That’s the new above…. below is the old version from 2013….

Hope you like one of them at least….

Cheers and stay warm. Especially on’t moors!
Dave X