Acting is something that I normally do not do. I’ve been in two previous short films (one good, one bad), where I mostly had to remember one or two line of dialogue and run around a lot. This one was a lot harder. Fight scenes, and more dialogue than anybody else in the movie.
On top of this, the film is longer than any of the other ones we have done and very, very silly. And I am in every scene but two. Exhaustion, fighting laughter, remembering dialogue (much of which had been re-written since my last read-through of the script) all made the entire experience incredibly challenging. It makes me wonder how actors in TV shows manage to do this with a new script each week. Even the worst actors you see on TV do a very, very good job.
If you want to actually know about Dirk, the profile (as usual) is not here, but on No Fixed Address. And, as usual, I will give you an excerpt:
He is the defender of the Commonwealth and all that stands for justice, truth and the dispatching of supernatural evil everywhere. His supporters can’t praise his actions and valour enough, whereas his enemies dream of a world which is free of Dirk Brannigan foiling their schemes.
The last of the profiles having appeared hopefully means that the film itself will be ready for public consumption soon. I leave you now with a little taste: