Interview: Adam Deacon
We got to chat to one of the leading lights of the UK urban genre.
With the latest entry in the UK urban sub-genre Payback Season in cinemas now, we got a chance to catch up with its star, Adam Deacon. Check out the video below, and try not to be put off by the mumbling delivery of my questions...
Fresh from taking home the Orange Rising Star award at the 2012 BAFTAs, I found Deacon to be in a very pleasant and articulate mood. Never shy when it comes to talking about his career and plans, he was an energetic and enthusiastic interviewee who was more than happy to answer questions about the award, working with Sir Geoffrey Hurst, the expensive car he gets to drive in Payback Season, and his work behind the camera.
Deacon has had a notable rise to fame, having graduated from early work on TV shows such as The Bill and Eastenders, to starring in (amongst many others) Kidulthood, 188.8.131.52, and his directorial debut Anuvahood. I also had fond memories of his appearance in Charlie Brooker’s Dead Set, and so jumped at the chance to chat with one of the hottest prospects in UK filmmaking.
Originally posted on DIY