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    27 Aug 2014

    ACTOR’S SPOTLIGHT- THE COPPER HIMSELF- Tom Weston-Jones

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    Tom Weston Jones answers our questions:

    by Christine Hawkins



    1. What made you go into acting?

         I’ve been interested in acting from a young age. I wanted to either be and actor or an artist growing up. Emotional work always effected me. I remember watching Clare Higgins in Hecuba at the Donmar and being nearly destroyed by her performance. But the first film that ever effected me as a child was the Mask. I was amazed by it. Although I’m not necessarily a comedic actor I still see it as a close to flawless film, and his performance is fantastic. Mischievous and chaotic. I loved it.

     

    1. As an actor you get to travel a lot, tell us your favorite location so far?  

           Filming in Canada was fantastic. But I always love exploring wherever I go. Budapest was incredible, it has a fascinating history to it. I couldn’t chose for sure but for the purposes of the interview let’s go with Budapest.

     

    1. Dream role?

          I don’t really have a dream role because it may not have been written yet. There are classical parts I’d like to play, but they’re by no means my dream roles. I’ve always thought Caliban in the Tempest would be a challenge. I love the challenge of changing myself physically and Caliban would be huge fun in that way.

     

    1. Where do you see yourself in 10 years, acting directing writing?

         All of the above. I’ve yet to fully try my hand at directing and/or writing a whole piece, but I will. Without doubt. Watch this space.

     

    1. I’m sure you had some “fun” jobs before acting, what was your first job?  

        My first job was washing dishes in a pub in Shrewsbury called the Boathouse. I was fondly called a “dish pig” by my parents as a joke.

    1. Thank you for answering our questions, is there anything else you would like to share with us, like something coming up we should keep our eyes out for?

          I’m currently filming a new UK series called Cut for Channel 4, due out in October. It’s about the civil service and is a darkly comic drama. Am unsure if it will be fully available in the states but let’s hope.

    Thanks for the questions Chris. You take care of yourself, eh? T

    27 Aug 2014

    ACTOR’S SPOTLIGHT - KEVIN J.RYAN

    by Christine Hawkins

          Over the past months, Michelle and I have had the privilege of posting interviews from several of the cast members from Copper: Jim, Dylan, Aaron,  Anastasia, Lara Jean and Kendra. The actors answered our written questions.  

        Kevin had been trying to get back to me with his answers but projects got in the way. He suggested that we do the interview over the phone! So the following are his answers to me after a long, long workday of night shooting ( Battle of Bunker Hill) and he still had to have a meeting with the director!

        As you will see at the end of the article, he was very flattering, and does appreciate his fans.

      Thanks Kevin for taking time out of your work to talk to us.  That soft Irish accent and great laugh do not come across the page, but I  remember !

    Actor Spotlight Kevin Ryan

    1. What made you go into acting?

           It was always with me as a kid, I always loved performing. Even at home, literally as a toddler I was always performing in front of my parents, family and friends.  Then in school my parents put me into a drama class as an extra course and I loved it, it just kinda stuck with me. Through my teens I had a phenomenal English teacher and he would give us  Shakespeare.  Our homework would be to break this character down and make him your own, find out what all of his objectives are. These were all techniques for the method of acting I studied, Stanislavski.  Basically my teacher gave me the foundation on how to approach a character in the same dynamic as what I trained as an actor.  I was dancing at the time and doing some commercial work as a dancer and I decided to take acting seriously  began to study and started working.  Then I got representation and started the journey, but it was always the thing I was very fond of and inspired by, driven by.  It has never felt like work to me, it is more of a passion.

    1. As an actor you get to travel a lot, tell us your favorite location so far.  Home, Dublin and family that is my favorite location ( laughing).  Unfortunately I am not there a lot but I travel back there, absolutely my favorite, I love the city, I love the people, I love the culture. Would love to spend more time there.

    I saw my family briefly before I came here, and I left my dog with my family.  My dog is in Ireland with my family right now. I think they are getting too attached to her and I might have trouble taking her away from them. She is so sweet and adorable, I might need a good nail bar (crowbar) to get her back they have literally fallen in love with her. (laughing)

         3.Dream role?  You know that is such a big question, I don’t think I have one specific dream role, it is just to work with great directors and great actors and tell great stories.  I just get so many scripts each week to go through and the ones that shine are the ones you want to do .  Unlike theater where you go on a stage and can control a performance, film and TV are different because ultimately your performance and the story get created in post production.  You give what you give on that actual day of shooting and then it is told in its own format in post.  As actors we all look for great roles and as an actor I don’t have particular one I would like to play, I am always looking for great material and that is what drives me.  Like Sons of Liberty , it came across my desk and I read it. I am a big American History buff. I love history and politics of it all and I just fell in love with the story, because something like this, it doesn’t just tell the story of how the American Revolution came about, it tells the story of the people. You get a window into this world of how these  legendary characters are.  It is our version of it and that is what exciting.

    ((((((I asked if it was based on book Sons of Liberty , and he said no, it is a complete original script, based on several books  read for research ,  1776 and Battle of Bunker Hill for example.)))))

    “Own stand alone piece, excuse the pun but certain liberties were taken but it is its own story. I can’t wait to see the final, what we are shooting looks great. It is interesting playing on the other side of it, a British Major, because in the context of what it is you are playing the villain, but you know its really a great role full of depth, confusion and politics and its pretty technical. “

     

    4. Where do you see yourself in 10 years, acting directing writing? I would love to direct but not right now. I am enjoying life as an actor and I just want to grow really, I want to get better. Really I want to continue doing what is good work, hopefully, what is good work. Working with better people, staying focused and keeping my head down. Yeah directing is something I would like to look at but my focus is not there right now.  

    There are a couple of scripts I have been working on with my creative writing partner, Matthew Spradlin so hopefully we start getting some of them made in the next six months to a  year and a half.  I have a screenplay at the moment where we are trying to finish it off and set some dates to shoot it.

    (((I asked if he would be acting or directing in them, and he said “ I would be acting and producing” (and then had to explain to me what the difference between director and producer was now I get it! ) )))

    5. I’m sure you had some “fun” jobs before acting, what was your first job?

    I think the first job ever in my life was handing out flyers and newspapers. ((laughing)) I remember we were playing soccer as kids and this guy pulled up in a van and asked if we wanted to hand out flyers and such around the neighborhood  and he would give us three pounds each time we did this and so ( laughing) boy we were on it .     Yeah, I had some interesting jobs when I was in Ireland. When I was in school I worked in a bar, a supermarket at one point and with my family as a natural stone carver and letterer. I did my apprenticeship with my dad and so I got really good at carving and I really love sculpting.  (( I asked if he could still do that as a hobby))- I love to carve I simply love it would love to do it over the years and maybe someday,  like display it.  I had a great time and loved it and if I wasn’t an     actor I would go back probably to Ireland and work at my dads.  Both of my brothers are with the company also.

    6. Thank you for answering our questions, is there anything else you would like to share with us, like something coming up we should keep our eyes out for?

    I can’t talk about projects that I haven’t been consented to talk about, so I don’t know what to say as we have disclosure agreements.  That is why when I do get to talk about it I usually put it out in the form of an article or something.  When they tell me that I can talk about it then I can discuss it, but yeah there are many other projects coming up, I might even be doing one right after this project, but I will let everyone know on Twitter or Facebook when I can.

          I thanked him and he thanked me and said how he appreciated all of his fans and how WE inspire him to do well with our support. ” I see myself as very fortunate to have the support that I have from my fans.”

    11 Jul 2014

    hmmm… traversemedia:”Now THAT is a work of art” - JJ @kevinRyanII FANS: Have you seen him as JJ in his new film Songs for Amy?

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    11 Jul 2014

    #FF scottcaanlifeinphotos:

    #CopperTV Saw this kitty today and it made me think of @KevinRyanII @CopperTV Looks like the black cat got to Francis Maguire’s top hat. ;). Guess the cat won

    11 Jul 2014

    Congrats #ScottCaan & @byxbeeatelier Baby Girl Caan- lots of Mazel! 


central-hawaiifive0:


Kennedy Byxbee : Seriously missing these 2 and soon to be 3 Byxbee girls! ❤️ @byxbeeatelier @karlynbyxbeeIt’s official Baby Caan is a girl !!!


    Congrats #ScottCaan & @byxbeeatelier Baby Girl Caan- lots of Mazel! 

    central-hawaiifive0:

    Kennedy Byxbee : Seriously missing these 2 and soon to be 3 Byxbee girls! ❤️ @byxbeeatelier @karlynbyxbee


    It’s official Baby Caan is a girl !!!

    11 Jul 2014

    central-hawaiifive0:

Instagram Doug Ellin : Madeo with the Caans-Byxbee

What an adorable pic

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    Instagram Doug Ellin : Madeo with the Caans-Byxbee


    What an adorable pic

    12 Nov 2013

    Two Babes in this pic- #ScottCaan needs to hurry up and make some babies -thats alll - #H50 #Danno #Baby 

    erienne1983:

    "A disgusting, hairy ogre…" He seems one of those kids who can’t admit they like another kid so they insult and pull pranks on them lol Plus, seriously? He thinks of a fairy tale and he can only think about himself and Steve! After all this is what H50 is, right? A McDanno fairy tale.

    (Source: wildandwild)

    10 Nov 2013

    Nice Smile on @KevinRyanII on the Red Carpet at #BAFTA Awards 2013 #KevinRyan #KevinJRyan

    2013 BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards Presented by BBC America - Arrivals
    In This Photo: Kevin Ryan
    Actor Kevin Ryan attends the 2013 BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards presented by BBC America at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.
    (November 8, 2013 - Source: Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America)

    10 Nov 2013

    @KevinRyanII is clearly ready for his closeup. Lovely eyes. #BAFTA #KEVINRYAN #BBCAMERICA 


2013 BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards Presented by BBC America - Arrivals
In This Photo: Kevin Ryan
Actor Kevin Ryan attends the 2013 BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards presented by BBC America at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.
(November 9, 2013 - Source: Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America)

    @KevinRyanII is clearly ready for his closeup. Lovely eyes. #BAFTA #KEVINRYAN #BBCAMERICA 

    2013 BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards Presented by BBC America - Arrivals
    In This Photo: Kevin Ryan
    Actor Kevin Ryan attends the 2013 BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards presented by BBC America at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.
    (November 9, 2013 - Source: Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America)

    10 Nov 2013

    @KevinRyanII at The Beverly Hilton Hotel Beverly Hilton Hotel #BAFTA #BBCAMERICA #JAGUARBRITANNIAAWARDS

    Kevin Ryan - 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards presented by BBC America at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 9th November 2013

    @contactpictures.com 

    10 Nov 2013

    This is very James Bond @KevinRyanII. Favorite shot of the nite. #BAFTA #KEVINRYAN #BBCAMERICA


Kevin Ryan at The Beverly Hilton Hotel Beverly Hilton Hotel


Kevin Ryan - 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards presented by BBC America at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 9th November 2013


Kevin Ryan - 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards presented by BBC America at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 9th November 2013

    This is very James Bond @KevinRyanII. Favorite shot of the nite. #BAFTA #KEVINRYAN #BBCAMERICA

    Kevin Ryan at The Beverly Hilton Hotel Beverly Hilton Hotel

    Kevin Ryan - 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards presented by BBC America at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 9th November 2013

    Kevin Ryan - 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards presented by BBC America at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 9th November 2013

    10 Nov 2013

    @KevinRyanII looking debonair on the red carpet at 2013 BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States -Sunday 10th November 2013

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    @KevinRyanII looking debonair on the red carpet at 2013 BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States -Sunday 10th November 2013

    via contactmusic.com

    8 Nov 2013

    
#ScottCaan should totally be a dad. I volunteer to help his achieve this task. #H50 
"Pretty much like a second dad." (x) @TeilorGrubbs 

    #ScottCaan should totally be a dad. I volunteer to help his achieve this task. #H50 

    "Pretty much like a second dad." (x) @TeilorGrubbs 

    (Source: squeeofthemoment)

    5 Nov 2013

    @KevinRyanII Looking good on the red carpet at the #Thor Premiere
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Actor Actor Kevin Ryan attends the premiere of Marvel’s ‘Thor: The Dark World’ at the El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Marvel suits him.

    @KevinRyanII Looking good on the red carpet at the #Thor Premiere

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Actor Actor Kevin Ryan attends the premiere of Marvel’s ‘Thor: The Dark World’ at the El Capitan Theatre on November 4, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

    Marvel suits him.

    1 Nov 2013

    omgmcdanno:

    Our Chemistry is as strong as it is, because we are deeply attracted to one another in real life.