Julian Rhind-Tutt plays Nigel Plumb
Tell me about Nigel Plumb.
He's the philandering art master who tries to seduce one of the mothers
using any of the powers that his intellect can muster.
How well do you remember the Seventies?
I have lots of fleeting images from when I was young. My brothers
and sisters are all a lot older than me and I'm youngest by ten years
so I have memories and visions of my brothers and sisters and their
various girlfriends and boyfriends all dressed in Seventies clothes.
It's also the first time I've been in a programme that is set during
a period I was actually alive in that is actually referred to as a period
What was it like working on a Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais
It's a fantastic adaptation. They have that magic touch of knowing
what not to say and eliciting all the important moments.
It was certainly a treat to work on such a beautifully written adaptation.
Do you have anything else coming up?
I've just done a psychological thriller called The River King with
Ed Burns and Jennifer Ehle - the theatrical release is in spring 2005
and it's possibly going to be doing some festivals.
The next series of Green Wing [Channel 4] starts filming in January
and will be out in autumn.