‘It’s quite rare that it comes up now, which is really pleasing, because I don’t have much to say.’ Treadaway has been referred to as the National Theatre’s ‘million-dollar man’ thanks to leading roles in (which won him an Olivier Award for Best Leading Actor in 2013), two shows that have vastly contributed to the British theatre boom of the last ten years and – Treadaway believes – help bolster the case against Arts Council funding cuts.
‘They’re both productions that would very rarely get produced in private theatre, because the two years or so of development and the weeks and weeks of workshops [they require] isn’t necessarily what a commercial theatre is going for.’ ).
Dennis Quaid has joined the cast for season two (presumably in part to fill the ‘recognizable US actor’ slot after the unfortunate demise of Stanley Tucci’s character DCI Morton) and with little to do besides bracing walks, they found creative ways to pass their free time. He’s a lovely human being and great on the guitar and piano – what’s not to love?
‘Richard Dormer, Dennis [Quaid] and myself made up a ukulele band. ’ Although there appears to be supernatural elements at play, the show relays a message about global warming, too – a particularly potent subject with a climate change denier unpacking in the White House.
The true story centres on how Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.
A chunk of filming was done on location in the tiny, isolated town of Reyðarfjörður in eastern Iceland.None of whom seems to have the key - not to the meaning of life - but to the handcuffs., an adaptation of the James Bowen novel of the same name.He says he’d like to see certain papers stop writing ‘f**king horrible headlines’ for one (he’s supportive of the Stop Funding Hate campaign, which is gathering momentum when we speak), and thinks we could all do with being a ‘bit kinder’ to each other.‘Think about the fact that in 50 years or so we’ll all be dead – we can’t take our money with us.No, her problem is that she has to perform the biggest gig of her life at a music festival while handcuffed to the kind of person she totally despises - Adam.So begins an out-there odd-ball romantic comedy filled with lust, mud, betrayal, booze, portaloos and a hundred thousand people partying to the greatest music in the world.But then dead bodies start turning up in mysterious circumstances and no one is quite sure why.With so many subtle twists and turns in the plot, even Treadaway found it hard to keep up.‘Members of [Trump’s] energy team are just terrifying,’ agrees Treadaway. ‘Andrea Leadsom [was] in charge of energy in this country and she was the one connected to the people who are fracking.We voted in Parliament against it and it was [David] Cameron who said, “We’re going to do it anyway.” I fear massively for the planet really.’ , about a pair of conjoined twins who become rock stars.