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LIAM Cun­ning­ham, who plays Davos Sea­worth on Game Of Thrones, is a char­ac­ter ac­tor who has been in the in­dus­try for al­most 30 years now after switch­ing from his job as an elec­tri­cian in his 20s.

The 56-year-old worked con­sis­tently on var­i­ous Bri­tish films and TV se­ries, col­lab­o­rat­ing with di­rec­tors such as Al­fonso Cuaron (A Lit­tle Princess), Steve Mc­Queen (Hunger), Ru­pert Wy­att (The Es­capist) and Neil Mar­shall (Dog Sol­diers). He also did big pro­duc­tions like King Arthur, Cen­tu­rion, Clash Of The Ti­tans and the 2008 film, The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Em­peror.

The last ti­tle of course co-stars our own Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh. In a phone in­ter­view, he talked about work­ing with Yeoh: “I had din­ner with Michelle Yeoh when we were shoot­ing The Mummy 3. Beau­ti­ful Michelle Yeoh. I am a fan of hers. Also, I am a huge fan of For­mula One and I know Jean Todt (the French mo­tor sport ex­ec­u­tive) is Michelle’s part­ner. I bumped into her again in Monaco (re­cently).

“She is the most el­e­gant, stylish, just fan­tas­tic lady. I en­joyed her com­pany when I was with her. If I was of­fered to do any­thing with Michelle Yeoh again, I wouldn’t have to think twice about it. I would say yes im­me­di­ately.”

Dur­ing the same call, Cun­ning­ham also spoke fondly of his ex­pe­ri­ences with ac­tors on GOT, say­ing the HBO se­ries has given him a chance to work with some of the best ac­tors in Europe. “Some of the peo­ple I have ad­mired for a long time.” Here’s what he had to say about them. Carice Van Houten (who plays Melisan­dre, or the Red Woman) – “I was very lucky be­cause I did a movie with Carice Van Houten (the 2011 flick Black But­ter­flies). And then we both got this job at the same time. I have enor­mous re­spect for her tal­ent.” Stephen Dil­lane (Stan­nis Baratheon) – “I have watched Stephen for a num­ber of years. The five years we worked to­gether were pro­fes­sion­ally, some of the hap­pi­est. I love the way he works.” El­iz­a­beth Bar­rett (Lady Lyanna Mor­mont) – “She is so pro­fes­sional and so to­gether. As soon as she hits the screen, you know that a lit­tle star is born. She is a fan­tas­tic ac­tress. Hope­fully in this new sea­son, maybe, you will see more of her.”

Kit Har­ing­ton (Jon Snow) – “He is a joy. I re­ally like his com­pa­work ny. We well to­gether. We’re ob­vi­ously do­ing work to­gether (in Sea­son Seven). We do have din­ners to­gether a lot and we made a lot of very nice meals. We like to play a bit of pool, with a lit­tle beer per­haps now and then. I en­joy that man’s com­pany. He is a de­light­ful man. A re­ally good guy. I have to say I have watched him, you have to re­mem­ber he was very young when he started off, and now he has ob­vi­ously spent a lot of time on the show, and Kit is just get­ting bet­ter and bet­ter as an ac­tor. He is im­prov­ing with ev­ery sea­son and, at the be­gin­ning, he was al­ready re­ally, re­ally, good. I have a lot of re­spect for his tal­ent.”

Pho­tos: HBO

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