BREN­DAN COW­ELL

The Aus­tralian ac­tor, 42, is branch­ing out in­ter­na­tion­ally, hav­ing ap­peared in Game of Thrones and now as a jour­nal­ist in Bri­tish drama Press (airs Tues., Nov. 13 at 8.30pm; BBC First), which looks at to­day’s me­dia.

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We see more of your char­ac­ter in this week’s sec­ond episode – and you got to keep your Aus­tralian ac­cent … I went in and had a few ac­cents ready, and the di­rec­tor said, “I want your spirit and hu­mour and that ruf­fian Aus­tralian thing.” Is it any dif­fer­ence work­ing on a Bri­tish series from what you’re used to? You work overseas and go, “F--k, I’m do­ing a big show in Eng­land,” but you get on set and there’s du­bi­ous food cater­ing, the ac­tors are anx­ious and the di­rec­tor’s in a rush, and you go, “Oh, this is like Aus­tralia.” It’s the same ev­ery­where. Did you en­joy your Game of Thrones ex­pe­ri­ence? It was fan­tas­tic. It’s a huge break, but I only had two-and-a-half scenes – one where I’m hold­ing the boat, one where I speak and one where I die. But once you put on those cloaks and they cover you in mud, it’s like, “Yeah, I’m in Game of Thrones.” What else have you got com­ing up? I’m writ­ing a BBC show and a film for Amer­ica. I’ve got a cou­ple of projects brew­ing in the South­ern Hemi­sphere but I’ve been told to be mys­te­ri­ous about them. I would have a GOT fate if I told you what they are.

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