|Hops And Barley|
I was having a pint in the Peacock pub last night in Bakewell Derbyshire, Edinburgh and it’s ridiculous fringe time excesses is now just a memory as I’m currently spending four days working in a place with oldy worldy buildings in it, steeped in history and full of faldy daldy types whilst being swamped with B list celebrities who are always filming in this area.
I was in the pub with Matt King, Steve Edge, a few bods from the Baby Cow company and former small screen siren Cherie Lunghi (I think that’s spelt right). I genuinely thought she would be an actress nob of the highest order but she was actually great crack and she rolls her own baccy as well! Not that that makes anyone a better person but you know Julius Caesar apparently trusted fat men more, well I feel the same about a non health fascist like Lunghi who was football’s first manageress albeit fictionally. When she left and planted a kiss on me as she went past (luvvy darling behaviour or flirting I don’t mind, it was Cherie Lunghi man!) she said that her mother was from Newcarsel (her pronunciation) and that she still has an aunty in County Durham
Some middle aged couple came over to me and Steve (we were the last ones standing, I still don’t let the North East down!) and recognised Steve and asked him all about the new series and said they were fans. They didn’t know who the fuck I was but recognised my accent. He was from Birtley and she was from some other bloody County Durham pitmatic place that’s still stuck in 1967 and when I mentioned I was from Blaydon she said and I quote ‘Well you’ll know our Graham then’, when I explained that I didn’t know their Graham, they were quite put out and insistent that I must because ‘everybody knew him‘. Strange fuckin race the British.
Anyway I’ve done one scene with one line of about 8 words. I’ve done another scene where I walk down a hill (where incidentally it was pissing down and freezing!) and there’s more of that tomorrow and then another scene where I’m in a classroom doing largely fuck all. Great life. Right speak tomorrow.
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