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Five minutes with Noah Huntley

He's faced Dracula, kissed Liz Hurley and now Noah Huntley latest challenge is to answer our questions...

British actor Noah Huntley who is known for 28 Days Later... (2002), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) and Dracula Untold (2014),and who is currently appearing in The Royals on E! Entertaiment alongside Elizabeth Hurley, took some time out of his hectic schedule to give us a little peek into his life.

You've appeared most recently in Dracula Untold and currently The Royals on E! What was it like working on both of these projects?

Well they both took about the same amount of time to shoot. Dracula ran from July to October 2013 including rehearsals. And The Royals shot for about the same amount of time in 2014. They're both commercial pieces looking to a mainstream market for their viewers. Dracula was in my mind one of a whole raft of CGI epics which are appealing to a young movie-going public. And the Royals is appealing to a youth market that is sitting at home!

I loved working with the likes of Dominic Cooper,Paul Kaye and Zach Mcgowan. And I laughed a lot with William Houston on Dracula. The Royals was a more fractured experience for me; coming in sporadically and because of the characters long-standing history, spending a considerable amount of time basically making out with Elizabeth (Hurley). There is a lot to my character,Alistair Lacey, that hasn't yet become explicit so I am hoping Season 2 will provide an opportunity for more. It was certainly a pleasant surprise to be working with Vincent (Regan) and William (Moseley) again-From Snow White and Narnia films respectively.

You've modelled for the likes of Paul Smith, Harrods and been photographed by Anne Leibovitz. What's it like working for such big names and is it weird seeing yourself in magazines?

To have worked with the likes of Paul Smith and Annie Leibowitz is an extraordinary privilege. And Peter Lindbergh and Julian Broad for Harrod's. To work with people who have had such an uncommon amount of attention and praise and yet continue to enquire and listen and observe remaining unpretentious, positive and creative is wonderfully inspiring. I have often regarded fame as a dangerous fire that can all-too-easily consume it's hapless victims. It takes great strength of character as much as talent and good fortune to achieve and maintain these iconic heights!

I have been acting professionally since I was 11 years old. So thankfully I am now fairly at ease with articles and images about me in magazines.




What would you personally say were your career highlight so far?

I have worked with such a lot of wonderful crew and cast on so many different productions and I am very grateful for all of those. Whether it's TV or film, or narrating, or voicing animation, or working with great photographers, or traveling to great locations like Mongolia for Harrod's. These are all experiences which are incredible on their own. But to be paid to do a variety of all these things regularly is an even greater privilege.

Of course my favorite medium is probably film and I love sci-fi, so working with Danny Boyle on 28 Days Later... Or on Event Horizon. But also the camera work. Anthony Dodmantle is a visionary in his own right, so being part of a collective, artistic vision is where I feel most accomplished and when that collaboration is successful, that's the crowning glory.

But also I personally love documentary films and so whether it's the brilliant Senna, or Touching the Void, or Searching for Sugarman, or Man on Wire, or Samsara, or Ghandi, or even Grey Gardens for that matter, those are the films that continue to inspire me as an artist. And it is that rather than external accolade that really interests me.

If you had a choice to work on any genre of movie, with any cast. Who would appear and what would be your ideal script?

I think time-travelling, sci-fi comedy is probably the ideal.  But I also love the enduring quality of films like Monty Python and The Life of Brian. Something along the lines of Time Bandits would be great.

I'd have J K Simmons playing the evil Tharg. Kenneth Branagh would essentially be the lead but always leading the charge in the background. Rufus Sewell would play a mute arab transvestite.

Tom Hollander would give his Kind Hearts and Coronets career best playing eight different types of dwarf. I'd have Tony Law up front but if he was too over-the-top I'd send him over to Noel Fielding; who's conspiring the demise of Kenneth Branagh, along with Russell Brand. Simon Pegg we'd have to pass on but we'll take Nick Frost. Paddy Considine's in.

Ed Norton's interested. Paul Rudd's confirmed. Then Sofia Vergara is playing a Galadriel-type queen of a distant, Spanish/Amazonian-like planet. Woody Harrelson's prepared to bring his own ray gun. And Brian Blessed teams up with Keith Chegwin in Ian McKellen's warring wizard army.

Paul Giamatti is one of several dark, holographically-projected law-maker figures. It's intense. And occasionally musical.

You are currently in the US, will we see you moving back to the UK anytime soon or is Hollywood calling? And are there any big projects you can tell us about?

I split my time between the US and the UK. My heart will always remain in England but I enjoy splitting about half of the year (usually the majority of the British winter), between New York and Los Angeles. I am most comfortable in the UK but there are other work opportunities in the US. On the whole, I see Hollywood as a necessary evil for me. There's a lot of hype that I tend to ignore and there are always "Big Projects" being discussed. I just like the filming part!




Who is your inspiration?

I am inspired by all artists. I am inspired by the variety and enormity of the universe. I am inspired by athletes and I am inspired by the wisdom of laughter. The Dalai Lama always seems a good bloke. Chris Nolan directs movies that inspire me.

What is your favourite movie and why?

My favorite movie changes every week but Ghandi is certainly an enduring favourite.

Most vegetarians are passionately involved in environmental and animal issues. Are you lending your support on any projects you'd like to tell us about?
I'm more of a passive vegetarian. I say live and let live. People wake up when it's their time to. In the meantime if they want to survive on a largely hormone-injected, toxin-ridden diet of animal flesh with their mashed tubers, why fight it? Having said that I am looking forward to working more with Vegetarian Society! I also support a whole host of charities including WWF,Greenpeace,Amnesty International and The Soil Association.

If we were brave enough to ask you on a date, where would you take us?
In London I'd go for somewhere up high. Maybe the Oxo Tower or Center Point or in Summer maybe down by the river..The River Cafe? Ottolenghi Green for the food? Go on ask me, see what happens…

Can you tell us one thing that no one knows about you?
I feel like everyone knows so much about me already but...well...I start to shut down if I don't eat regular meals. I think technically I'm hypoglycaemic.

If you had to sum up your outlook on life in one sentence, what would it be?
Here today, gone tomorrow. Make the most of it.

 











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Replica Panerai 09/10/17
Well they both took about the same amount of time to shoot. Dracula ran from July to October 2013 including rehearsals. And The Royals shot for about the same amount of time in 2014. They're both commercial pieces looking to a mainstream market for their viewers. Dracula was in my mind one of a whole raft of CGI epics which are appealing to a young movie-going public. And the Royals is appealing to a youth market that is sitting at home!
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While Copeland’s is the only spot without any musical pairing—a decision made close to the final hour in the last rounds of editing—the four other spots delivers the same powerful punch and are shot in the same style, with the camera flipping upside down and capturing the athletes from all angles.
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