ScreenTalk: Kevin J Wilson
Veteran actor Kevin J Wilson has made a career out of playing no-nonsense Kiwi blokes. His film credits include Pictures, Wild Horses and Chunuk Bair.
Veteran actor Kevin J Wilson has made a career out of playing no-nonsense Kiwi blokes. His film credits include Pictures, Wild Horses and Chunuk Bair. He played Janet Frame’s father in Jane Campion’s An Angel at My Table, starred in the Wellington-based TV cop series Shark in the Park, and replaced the late Bruno Lawrence in the Aussie comedy show Frontline.
In this ScreenTalk, Wilson talks about:
- How the weather on a Pukemanu shoot changed industry pay rates
- Not really knowing what he was doing in the film Pictures
- How troubled feature film Wild Horses went wrong right from the beginning
- Enjoying hanging out with real cops preparing for Shark in the Park
- Playing ‘end of an era’ character Sgt Jessop in the show
- Meeting Janet Frame on the set of An Angel at My Table
- Working with the “intense but wonderful” Jane Campion
- Feeling the film Chunuk Bair looked too much like a piece of theatre
- Taking over from Bruno Lawrence as the star of Australian comedy Frontline
- Getting his first ever sex scene, with Lucy Lawless in Spartacus
- How avoiding lead roles can give you longevity as an actor
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