JOE DEMPSIE IS ROB ELLIOT
How’s filming in Peebles?
It’s a very picturesque, very quaint town in the Scottish Borders that’s quite a tourist hot spot if you’re over 70. It was just gorgeous to wake up to every morning – you’d look out your window at rolling hills and a lovely river running through.
How was it filming the storm scene?
For the entire shoot that night, eight hours or so, we were just wet the whole time. It was November, 2am, ridiculously cold. It served the scene really well. It’s one of the very rare times when I felt I earned the money.
What do you make of your character?
He was interesting to play in that he’s sort of a perfect storm of a lot of things that have happened to him from his adolescence onwards. He was used as an emotional crutch by his mother and felt a lot of responsibility thrust on him at a young age. He had to deal with her alcoholism as well. He’s a man who already carried a lot of emotional baggage.
Did you enjoy acting alongside Juliet Stevenson?
It was great. When I found out that Juliet was in it, I was both ecstatic and terrified because you know there’s going to be a high bar set. I learnt a lot from her – and she’s just a laugh.