Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Jake Maskall as 'Jonathan', Home House 2005
One of the best 'happy accidents' of this film was getting Jake Maskall to play Olivia Lynch's brother, Jonathan.
Originally Executive Producer Jerome Scott was going to play Jonathan but for various reasons decided against it (Jerome ended up playing a smaller role in the climactic scene instead), so we needed to find someone quickly who had the right presence for the role.
Matthew John, a producer slumming it as one of our runners volunteered Mr Maskall, who had just come off legendary UK soap Eastenders.
Jake came to set in Chiswick to chat about it, took the role and learnt 8 pages of intricate dialogue in 2 days and nailed it.
We then brought him back in 2007 for a flashback sequence with his on-screen sister (see below).
Just a terrific, focused actor, and a true joy to work with.
Jake Maskall as 'Jonathan', Lou Doillon as 'Olivia', 2007
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