I went to Manly and I walked from Bondi to Coogee, which was beautiful. I went swimming at the end of the day and the last two days were, pretty much, back to back interviews. But tomorrow, I am heading out to Palm Beach. I got absolutely glued to The Last Kingdom thanks to it being on Netflix now and the ability to binge watch the show in a matter of days between work and family. Do you have any favourite shows you love to binge on at the moment or would love to when you have the time?
The Last Kingdom has a few different directors for each season, keeping the series fresh and exciting for the audience and for the cast and crew. Did you have a favourite director that stood out for you more than most while filming? Yes, we have a new director every two episodes. What is interesting about this is every director is so different and you learn from every single one because when you work with somebody like Nick Murphy for example, he did the first two episodes of the first season, he shoots in an almost documentary style, lets you loose on the playground and follows you around with the camera and catches what he can and if he needs to adjust that stuff he can, you have complete freedom.
Then you have John East for example and he did the second block of the second season, he has got everything planned out. He has storyboards for each scene and he knows exactly what he wants, I love that as well and I learned so much from him as well.
Emily Cox who plays Brida and yourself have such an amazing chemistry on screen, I am pretty sure I saw a behind the scenes shot of her kicking you in the ass as you walked past, are you good friends off-screen as well? Yeah, we are good mates, she is great! Great fun, Emily is pretty cool.
You have the whole crew standing around and I guess, how can I put this? It is really led by the women in the scene. I remember shooting a film in Italy and I had a sex scene in that, the girl was so uncomfortable with everybody in the room and I asked her if there was anything I could change or anything to make this better for you?
All this time filming The Last Kingdom, you must have gained some amazing friends and family, can you tell us a favourite of yours, someone you absolutely love joking around with or just being around the most with on set?
I made so many friends down in Hungary especially. With the crew that came back for season two. One guy I had in lighting had a job on the new Blade Runner movie Blade Runner that was shooting down there at the same time, he left it to come back to us. We are really blessed with the crew down there. I always love hanging out in the makeup trailer because Kate Benton, our lead makeup designer, she had assembled such a fabulous team.
It is such a sanctuary, for everybody, to be in the makeup trailer. Then the stunt team as well, I could go on and on, I made a lot of friends I keep in contact with.
A little bit of fun now! The show has been given a lot of comparisons to Game of Thrones, in heart of that, let us say your character of Uhtred comes across a lady that can control dragons, a dwarf with a foul mouth and a drinking problem and an iron throne made of swords, how do you think he would he react?
Maybe take some Dragon Eggs? You had a great, but short stint playing the character of Luke Ramsey in American Horror Story Coven, which everyone loved, the show brings a lot of characters and actors back, were you ever asked to come back for another season of the show?
No, that was just a one off on American Horror Story. Can I ask what you love to do in your downtime, do you have any hobbies? At the moment, I am going to school. Music is so important for my work also, because it is such a fast way to get into a certain mood. I try to keep it as branched out as possible. What do you have coming up on the agenda outside of The Last Kingdom?
Anything we should keep an eye out for? So hopefully I will have time to shoot something before that starts up.