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The Cup 
Dominic Coleman plays Vincent Farrell © Hartswood Films/Matt Squire

The Cup – a six-part comedy series for BBC Two



Dominic Coleman plays Vincent Farrell


Vincent Farrell is played by Dominic Coleman, whose many television appearances include a role in Pulling opposite his wife in The Cup, Tanya Franks.

 

Vincent is Sandra's long-suffering husband who is desperate for his tomboy daughter Ali to turn her interests to ballet rather than football.

 

Dominic sets the scene: "Vincent's family firm sponsors the kids' football team at the request of his wife Sandra who's a bit of a football fanatic.

 

"He actually isn't particularly interested but goes to the matches because his daughter is also pretty obsessed with the game; and he's just desperate for her to at least acknowledge that she's a girl!"

 

He laughs: "During the course of the series we see that Vincent is having a pretty tough time as the business isn't doing so well, so if anybody dies there's a real celebration to be had!"

 

As a dad, Dominic can identify with Vincent's dilemmas: "You do inevitably get dragged into events sometimes against your better judgement: sports days, hobbies, matches, all those sorts of things.

 

"I can understand the competitive nature of parenthood; my kids are six and ten so just the right kind of age for pushy parents to rear their ugly heads – I'm trying to fight that urge."

 

Vincent found the way the scripts had been written very believable: "The scripts are fantastic. We're playing very real people and we'd like to think that people switching the series on could at first glance think it's a documentary. I think people should be able to relate to the series almost immediately."

 


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