Alexander England has hit the headlines recently, as the boyfriend of actor Elizabeth Debicki, who is winning global acclaim for roles in The Night Manager, The Great Gatsby and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.
On screen, England has been earning some impressive credits of his own, with subtle but standout performances in Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War, Paper Giants: Magazine Wars and The Beautiful Lie; before landing a role in Offspring last year as Harry Crew, a crisis consultant and new love interest for Nina Proudman (Asher Keddie).
When you joined Offspring, did you know Harry would end up getting serious with Nina? I didn’t really. As far as I knew I was there for two episodes. It was never framed to me as ‘hey, you’re the new love interest’. I can understand why you wouldn’twoul say that – because it is a legacylega of very talented leading menm and the idea of weighing in on that scene – with the fan baseb who are very loyal and do haveh strong opinions – could be intimidating.
What dod you think Harry sees in Nina? Nina is a vibrant, caring person.perso And she is funny. She findsf herself tangled up in life. Maybe for Harry, who is a fairly considered guy and likes to make an informedinf decision, she representsrep a wonderful energyene that is alluring.
I thinkth a lot of single parentspa will relate to the Nina/Zoe/HarryNin equation. The idea of family is shifting. HarryHar loves Nina for who she isi and part of that is as a mother.moth What is really satisfyingsatisfy about this season is seeing how that relationship with Zoe grows – as Zoe negotiates a new guy in the house. He negotiates having this beautiful presence to look after. There have been a number of iterations of Nina now. Her character is changing. Harry is changing too.
What has it been like working so closely with Asher? It has been great. As a scene partner she is such an amazing actor. She listens and she cares about the story. She is masterful. She can go right to those very dark, deep, tragic places – very personal things – and in the next scene be swinging from the chandeliers. Elizabeth is making big waves overseas. Has her success inspired you? That example is right there. In terms of the relationship, it is personalities complementing each other. There are definitely people around me who are achieving these things and who aren’t scared to be ambitious. That has been important for me to learn along the way. Now I look at it (international success) and realise it is possible. It is all within reach. You’ve just got to put your hat in the ring.
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