the recent release of TRAVELLING
MAN on DVD (from NETWORKDVD), Dee thought it might
be a nice idea to tell you a bit about her involvement
in it. So, I asked her some questions, in order to find
out a bit more about it.....
Q1. How did you get the part of
A1. The Director - Sebastian Graham Jones - saw my photo
and called me in. He was a lot of fun and a very generous
man. I read for him and he offered me the part, and then
he gave us all a glass of wine to celebrate. I've never
known that before!
Q2. Where was the episode filmed?
A2. In and around Manchester and Granada studios, which
no longer exsists.
scene where you had postcards, was it actually you pictured
on the card?
A3. Yes indeed it was. I had to do some photo shoots in
very risque underwear, which I didn't really enjoy.
Q4. The part of billy was quite
a departure for you, you don't normally play someone on
the wrong side of the law - you normally play the "Good"
guy as opposed to the "Bad" guy. Which role
to you prefer to play, and did you do any research into
drug addiction for the part?
A4. It was only my second job, so I hadn't had much experience
of playing either part. It's always nice to get your teeth
into something diverse. I went to the library to look
up books on drug addiction. They even gave me leaflets,
because they thought I had a problem.
Q5.Were you actually on top of the
building at the end of the episode, just prior to your
character jumping off?
A5. Yes it was me, on a special harness. We filmed a huge
section up there that was cut.
Q6. Did you wear your own clothes
on the shoot, or were they bought especially for the episode?
A6. No, all the clothes were bought specially. But I didn't
like them myself, they weren't really me.
THANKS TO DEE FOR TAKING THE TIME TO ANSWER MY QUESTIONS