Sunday, February 24, 2013

Hell on Wheels - Female First: Colm Meaney Interview

Source: Female First [follow link for complete interview]



21 February 2013
by Helen Earnshaw

Colm Meaney is an actor who has enjoyed a long and very successful career that has seen him juggle TV, film and theatre roles.

He is currently working on hit TV series Hells on Wheels - filming on a third season is about to get under way - and we caught up with him to chat about the show and the film work he has coming up this year...

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... Female First: You are back as Thomas 'Doc' Durant so what was it about this character and the script that initially drew you to the project?

Colm Meaney: "It was the writing as I loved the story and the whole genre - I am a fan of historical drama and the American West is particularly interesting and exciting.

But the character of Durant... the writing was so articulate and so it was really literate.

The vocabulary that is used is partly due to the period but also partly due to the genius of the writing and so the dialogue is wonderful.

I remember one speech that included the line 'there will be perfidy of epic proportions' and you don't get dialogue like that very often. So for an actor it is a really juicy opportunity...

Hell on Wheels season three premieres on AMC TV in Summer of 2013. Cast includes Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Common, Dominique McElligott, Eddie Spears, Ben Esler, Phil Burke, Christopher Heyerdahl and Robin McLeavy.

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