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Garret Keogh, Online Editor | 10:00 UK time, Friday, 5 November 2010

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Today Russell Tovey takes us on a tour of his heart and mind, giving us the secret behind how he creates such emotional performances.

Blimey, just thinking about George getting upset... those scenes with Nina... the tears... *lip tremble* the conversations... *little sob* sometimes it gets too much... *big sob*

Just watch the clip... *bawls eyes out*

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  • Comment number 1.

    That was just fascinating - thanks Russell and BHProd - I actually welled up watching that corridor scene with Russell and Sinead - and Ive seen it many times - and it's 10 in the morning - that's great acting! We need much more of Russell on TV in dramatic stuff as well as comedy.
    And - how long till S3???....

  • Comment number 2.

    Hi, Celtic and anyone else out there - long time no blog, pc problems and 'stuff'. Yes, that was an interesting interview with Russell, it's always fascinated me how people can summon up strong emotions on a set surrounded by cameras etc - although probably easier to understand the instinctive style than the technical one.
    Also interesting that nearly an hour after the blog was on site I'm still only the second poster - everyone else waiting for twitter to tell them it's here, maybe?

  • Comment number 3.

    Hi silverdragon - yes sign of the times - blog v quiet - tho there's a planned get together tonight - hope youre around.

    I loved the stuff about Russell's rider specifing camera angles and his close-ups - I didnt know riders went beyond chocolate and strange aloe vera drinks - wonder what else Russell has on there - and what the rest of the four specify. Bet it's changed over three years!

  • Comment number 4.

    It works the other way for me. I'm such a miserable old git that people ask me how long it takes me to prepare to look happy :-)

  • Comment number 5.

    To be able to cry on cue is one of the things I'd never be able to do no matter how hard I try. Also instinctive actors are apparently more fun than method actors. thoughts on this?

  • Comment number 6.

    Ive never been able to understand the difference between instinctive and method - they both seem to involve getting inside the character and living the words in the moment - tho maybe a Method actor wouldnt do what Russell says - ie remember some time in their own past to trigger the emotion? - but it has to come from your own experience somewhere??

    I thtink it's great that they help each other so much - guess they learn a lot of that at drama school - but I still marvel at how they can show those emotions without getting embarrassed and self-conscious. I supose that's what makes them natural performers.

  • Comment number 7.

    Method is when you live the role - for example if during the filming of being human he spent all his time re saying sentences and squeaking you would assume that he was method acting.

    There was this French actor in 'Maison De Sourse' I think that's what it was called anyway something like that who went so method he nearly killed himself.

    instinctive is when you can live the moment then live your life again.

    so hope that helps and I wait to be corrected on the name of the film.

  • Comment number 8.

    Id heard stories too about actors living the role between shots - but cant believe that's the only difference? and when it comes to the moment the camera starts running what's the difference then? still sounds like Russell's instinctive. maybe that's why they spend years at drama school - it really is that hard!

  • Comment number 9.

    This was a lovely blog surprise this morning =D

    thank you very much BH Blog team!!! Isnt Mr Russell a lovely chap!!

  • Comment number 10.

    Gah - still can't see the vid, so can only go by what you're all saying. Sounds interesting, though. We Brits normally spend so much energy concealing our emotions, it's intruiguing to come across people who not only embrace them but use them as part of their careers. Hope to be able to see it soon.

  • Comment number 11.

    Thanks for this,a lovely informative clip and really interesting. I'm fascinated by his itchy ears and neck, nervous? surely not RT.

  • Comment number 12.

    Hey Mr P no tweet to tell us the blog was up! It is really bad but I have come to rely on twitter to tell me where I should be visiting :)

    Greta vid though I think Russell was amazingly eloquent about how he goes about the scenes, even if he classes himself as an instinctive actor he obviously thinks hard about the approach as well. He did say instinctive rather than TECHNICAL so I suspect he was describing himself more as 'method' ie he gets into the role and 'lives it'.

    I always thought the funniest quote on the difference was from Dustin Hoffman; he reported a conversation he had with Laurence Olivier - DH had to do a scene where he was supposed to run in breathless and say his lines so to rev up for the scene he ran around the studio backlot and LO asked what he was doing....when he explained it was to give a good performance of being breathless LO just says 'but my boy why not just act it!' I think you could say LO was definitely not a method actor :)

  • Comment number 13.

    Well a big blog day is planned for tonight and I'm off at 7 so I think I'll add a question to the blog that will get the ball rolling even hopefully in my absence.

    We all now Know that the gang will not be in the Farm house but in a former B&B we also know that James Fleet will be there as a love lorn Ghost - according to some joking tweets he may or may not be a relation to one of the house mates - I'm being carful as I don't want a modding if others want to state who they suspect he is from the tweets they can risk the mods.

    Now here is the question where do you think they'll start Moving into the B&B or will they have been there for some time?

    Moving in could be a bit like the pilot hearing sounds, etc and as the pilot is not yet out even on DVD Hint hint BHP it might be fun to see them moving in.
    On the other hand that might make for lost screen time I want that room etc etc.

    So what do you think / predict / hope for?

  • Comment number 14.

    Evening all, for a few minutes, back around 7pm

    Wonderful video from Russell..great to see how serious he really was about the way he worked and see how articulate and enthusiastic he was about his craft. His acting his just wonderful..he really is instinctive and I think that comes over in Being Human at least, can't say too much about anything else he's been in because I really haven't seen that much of him apart from one or two TV dramas and The History Boys, but because in Being Human he is such a pivotal character as George, his portrayal of the man is spot on. I could never imagine George any other way than the way Russell portrays him, his acting doesn't actually want me to imagine George as being anything other than what Russell has made him which perhaps is wrong but our George is George. Heaven knows what'll happen if I ever see the American BH because I'll spend my whole time comparing their Geoerge equivalent and our actual character! Now I'm rambling..

    Barry, thank you so much for that. It was a really good interview (not that your other ones haven't been!) and it's nice to see Russell coming to the fore, as we see and hear so little from him usually. Thanks also to Russell for an enlightening and informative interview!

    Now I hate to ask but...is the next interview Aidan? Hehe..

  • Comment number 15.

    Hello everyone,
    I've been lurking for a v long time, and you're all so much fun I'm finally plucking up the courage to join the party.
    Thanks for the vid Mr P (still smiling about your fab animations last night!).
    Hope there'll still be enough little gems like this one left to keep us going till January :)

  • Comment number 16.

    Evening bloggers and big hello to new blogger Jac_E...second your comments about Mr P on the tele last night and his graphics/animations...and here he is again in this little vid...Barry....you're a star!

    Thought this was a lovely, interesting and thoughtful vid from Russell...others have said everything I could say and better so won't repeat all the comments. It's so obvious that Russell and Sinead respect each other enormously as actors, 'bounce' off each other, and clearly adore each other.

    Moonwalker...loved your Dustin Hoffman and Olivier story!

    deathrattle...you continue to make me laugh!

  • Comment number 17.

    Hi Dorina got off work early and thought I'd check out the blog. BH blog team thanks for this wonderful video of Russell very insightful as to how he keeps giving such incredibly moving performances.

    (13) Ewan here is a silly thought what if the farm house is the B&B and there is no moving?

  • Comment number 18.

    My bad forgot to welcome Jac_E to the blog Hi :)

  • Comment number 19.

    well as I said have to be gone at 7 but while I'm here can I point out something this wasn't the same question given to Sinead or Lenora no tips asked for more specific questioning.

    The getting close up first clip can give me a story.
    Monty Python the life of Brian the 'Wellese Wodderik' scene. they were trying to get all the extras to laugh so Terry Jones showed them what he wanted the lying on the ground legs up laughter and they did it great straight away but no one filmed it. now that means the laughter we see in the final movie was the second best scene, so I have to agree with Russel first film the close up as it wont get better with time.

    Also good to know that Sinead and He will both share the emotional scenes with each other that's what separates the good from the great.

  • Comment number 20.

    Hi Wendy..we know (from the filming in Barry) that the farmhouse is not the B & B...Along with a few others I've been outside that B & B but after the awnings were taken down...although it did still have the sign on the side.

    Ewan...good question...I'm wondeing why they had to move from the farmhouse in the first place....maybe it was too islolated or too far out of town for when they got their jobs? Nina and George seem to have gone back to hospital work..dunno about Mitchell. Could he be working in the bar/club where they did some filming?

  • Comment number 21.

    Oh yes I have been remiss in not welcoming the new bloggers in this blog and previous welcome all.

    Sorry Wendy one in a town and one in the middle of nowhere.

    I'll catch up with all this with speed reading when I get back and see if I can formulate a opinion based on what is decided in my absence.

    As to why they had to move Lucy and Kemp couldn't have found them without asking around.

    And when they didn't return to the village.......

    See you later

  • Comment number 22.

    I think I've missed some info along the way. Ok two separate buildings and locations, check thanks Dorina.

  • Comment number 23.

    Ewan sorry didn't see your post when I posted mine. That's a good theory for the move, thanks.

    See you around.

  • Comment number 24.

    Thanks for the kind welcome!

    I must admit I had grown quite attached to the idea of that pretty cottage, along with lots of outside space for multiple werewolf activity. However, as someone who spent a lot of her early teens hanging out on Barry Island, I'm now really looking forward to a bit of fairground /seaside action. It sounds as if the (ex?) B&B will be a fun addition, maybe even as iconic as the pink house one day. I definitely have trust in the phenomenal BH set designers who have probably had a great time with this new set.

    Btw, Loved the Monty Python story.

  • Comment number 25.

    Hello again everyone...and welcome Jac_E to the blog!

    Ewan: Have a lovely evening whatever you're up to..don't set fire to anything..or anyone..if you're going to a bonfire party and take party rings if you can

    Deathrattle and Moonwalker: Loving those comments...never heard the story about Dustin and Dear Larry before and I have a small collection of anecdotes from famous folk, most of whom are now dead...says a lot, doesn't it?

    Dorina: Evening..we got our texts sorted! Hope you're well...will be on Twitter shortly!

    Now as to what Ewan said (13), what do we think/predict/hope for in S3?

  • Comment number 26.

    Hi everyone - this Russell blog has made me impatient for S3 - I had to have a rewatch of S2 (ep 2 since you ask) as consolation the other night. Just think - eight hours in the can waiting! Where will it go? All those twists and turns. I hope they dont get Annie back too quickly - it's a great idea getting her back from the beyond - I hope they milk it even tho it will be great to have the four back together - we're promised more 4xlighter stuff like S1 - but then there's new werewolves (inc Robson Green) and new ghosts - and Im hoping new vampires as well.

    But yes after all that speculation - when do we get Aidan on acting? What are the best things he learnt at drama school that he's used on BH - and what has he learnt from the cast and crew??
    (yes I know it's already filmed - but ..)

  • Comment number 27.

    Anglo..evening!

    Ewan and Wendy..mmm thinking that once they got jobs they said goodbye to the farmhouse as it would have been impractical to get to anywhere from there.
    Another question..why move into a B & B at all?..why not rent a house?....they would have less privacy in a B & B and run the risk of having to deal with situations in front of humans who may also lodge there. Mind you, it may be that Toby has deliberately wanted them to be in more contact with humans so set up a situation for that to happen.
    And of course.. what led to Herrick being there?..I know we discussed that before on a previous blog but still fascinated with how he got into the B & B ..invited or not?

  • Comment number 28.

    we definitely need another teasing blog from Lord Toby to get some of these leaks and speculations into order! We havent seen him for ages?

  • Comment number 29.

    thanks russell and bh production :)hey did anyone see that science program last night barry pilling was in it ha ha exploding water melon and microwaved ants :)

  • Comment number 30.

    Celtic: Hi there! On Twitter too at moment too..

    I wonder if Aidan is going to inform us of his drama experiences, both stage and screen, and what he's learned from both, and what he finds in particular overlaps between the two (apart from the actual acting itself of course)..

  • Comment number 31.

    Hi Anglo & Celticgrace

    (27) Yeah Dorina moving to a B&B does seem to be problematic can't think of a reason to do it. But I'm shure Toby has great things planed in it :)

    They've promised S3 will have more comedy like S1 I'm wondering if they're going to bring back the voice-overs in the openings.

  • Comment number 32.

    celticgrace...absolutely....put in a similar request on the last blog as well!

    BHProduction...any chance of getting a blog or Q & A from the great man?

    katieorkt..yes I saw it ..great fun wasn't it!

  • Comment number 33.

    Hi anglo - Im switching betw both too

    I remember his earlier BH interview (when he was in DesRom costume) - I think it was that one - he was talking about learning so much from working on BH. Russell has been acting for so much longer - but even he must have learnt stuff on BH - not everyday you turn into a werewolf.
    When he was talking about crying on camera I remembered Little Dorritt - he was so touching in that. He knows how to pull the heartstrings all right - but it's great he doesnt take himself too seriously - makes it all sound fun.

    Anyone else think he's have made a great hobbit??

  • Comment number 34.

    Evening everyone.
    A very interesting blog post from Mr Pilling and Mr Tovey....it's making me impatient for series 3 for sure.
    Celticgrace; I'm desperate to hear something from sir/lord/his highness Toby too....a little video maybe....please?

  • Comment number 35.

    Hi Katie (29) no I could not but it sounds like it was great.

  • Comment number 36.

    Barry P was indeed doing a turn last night and very good he and the others were too. Glad the programme lasted an hour and not just half an hour..those bits of art work he showed us on Twitter were instantly recognisable..kept squeeing and tweeting saying daft things like 'omg its the microwave' or 'there are the asteroids'..all good silly fun!

    Wonder if the B&B was useful for them because it's supposed to be close to their working environments, or because it's cheap or because it has a cellar which would be useful for transforming in..it would also need to be big enough to house three of them or even four when Annie arrives back. And there's the mysterious appearance of Herrick who looks like he's living in the attic room..stereotyped, surely not..the monster in the attic! Is it with permission of the gang or without, though?..

  • Comment number 37.

    I keep remembering Lord Toby's last main tease - the threat is from within??? within the B&B? lots more scope there than within the 4??

  • Comment number 38.

    Got to leave for a bit hopefully I can get back before everyone goes.

    (37) Yes the threat from within tease makes you wonder doesn't it.

  • Comment number 39.

    Well, that's settled then...we blogging well do need a word from Lord Toby if only to put our weary but desperately inquisitive little minds to rest...

    BH PRod: Would it be possible for Lord T of W to grace us with his presence once more on the blog and provide a bit of info with a few teasing little clues?

  • Comment number 40.

    Oohh, (36) (37) threat from within = Herrick in the house. Sounds good! If he's not the same Herrick as we remember (was that another tease?) then perhaps he's taken into the B&B all dazed and confused and is a ticking time bomb for the household. But how does he get there in the first place?

    Also, how about following up the backstory for Nina? Those scars....

  • Comment number 41.

    Lovely video - thanks Russell and blog team :-) Russell always manages to make me laugh and nice to hear him singing Sinead's praises...quite right too! :-)

    And great seeing your lovely face on the tellybox last night Mr P :-) and the animations really were brilliant - well done you and Greg :-) xx

  • Comment number 42.

    Jac_E: (40) Always wondered about those scars of Nina's. Perhaps we can now get a bit of back story about those, I still think it's either an abusive parent or boyfriend. I would also love to know how Herrick got recruited into the vampire world..we know he wanted to be an architect as a kid but that being a vampire 'chose' him..I have no idea how old a vampire he is at all but would be guessing the 18th century..

    This is the kind of thing we could have as a prequel, similar to those done for Mitchell and George, but a bit longer. I loved going back to the 60s with Josie and Mitchell, it filled in some of the gaps. Even the Millenium in Paris showing how he tried to come off the hard stuff!

  • Comment number 43.

    And we went back to the War to see Ivan recruit Daisy. I like the idea Herrick was recruited by a woman - dont know why - he's such a chauvinist?

  • Comment number 44.

    (40) Hi Anglo, I've always thought abusive boyfriend. "you're not my type, not any more". It wouldn't need to be a flashback if whoever it was came back onto the present day scene somehow.

    Also wondering where the conflict with werewolves story will leave the Mitchell / Nina, perhaps also George, relationship.

    Ps. Thanks for quoting Millenium example without reference to 'chair' :)

  • Comment number 45.

    Jac_E ..ah..conflict with werewolves story...and with vampires....on a previous blog we pondered if that meant a fate for Russell...or more likely...Nina.

    Forgotten about Nina's scars...I'm pretty sure I remember Toby saying on his last big Q & A blog that tis would be revealed in series 3...of course I could have imagined that!

    Yes..backstories for some of the cast would be great!

  • Comment number 46.

    Jac_E: (40) I tried not to mention the Millenium celebrations 'c' word..it was hard but I had to control myself...and it has been mentioned, nay, discussed at length, on here...flogged to death in fact...but no doubt it will be again!

    And yes, if Herrick was recruited by a female vampire it would be a bit of a turn up for the books, and a loss of face for him in a way!

    How about having a very, very old female vampire who is of course aged around 30 or so in vamp years, popping back and spreading the plasma around a little? Perhaps she bumps into Herrick at the B&B...hehe, god now I'm getting silly...

    Am off for a bit but back around 9pm!

  • Comment number 47.

    Ohh, love the new video! So many very good tips for up and coming actors. Thankyou for this Barry! :D

    Ahem, evening all! *waves to everyone, old friends and new ones. How is everyone tonight?

    Oh dear,a resurgence of the C-topic? *hides*
    KC

  • Comment number 48.

    The C-word was my fault, I apologise and promise never to mention it again!
    Thanks for being so kind to me on my first visit. I'm heading off for a while now.
    Just one last thought. We haven't mentioned Annie much - a return with more confidence and maybe more use of her strengths?

  • Comment number 49.

    Just came back from a pretty disastrous Bonfire Night (Happy Guy Fawkes Night to everyone) and what do you know....managed to get Russells vid to work! Yay! I so love watching him on camera - very relaxed and easy on the eye. I can't top what everyone else has said, but it was a pleasure to watch and Mr P is a very good interviewer.

    As for choosing a B&B as a location, for some reason I always thought it was a former B&B, rather than a current one. They've said it was stuck in a 1970s timewarp, so I assumed that it had passed its' sell-by-date and no-one was using it any more. Renting it out at a knock-down rate to our Fab 4 would make sense until someone came along to do a Phil & Kirsty as soon as the recession was over. That was my take on it, but as ever anything could happen in the BHverse.

    In the meantime, my imagination goes into overdrive - as it did after the 'c' episode, when I spent my time imagining how I would decorate such a lovely room (not!).

  • Comment number 50.

    Ishbel: Hello there! Just having a quick blog, so to speak, before I disappear to see Uncle David Attenboro on telly (he's not really my uncle, just being daft as usual)..

    Yeah, funny about the decorating the room in Paris...it never crossed my mind either...still can't make my mind up about the rubber matting the chair (there, I've said it now) was sitting on either..what was that all about? Can only assume coming off the blood is a messy business in more ways than I care to think about..it's a good job we in the West Country are very broad-minded!

    Now what that room could have done with was a rather lovely 17th century four-poster bed. With all the trimmings...skip the rubber mat..

    And on that note I shall say good night to you all..have a good evening Ishbel!xx

  • Comment number 51.

    Jac_E: (48) Ohh, didn't know it was your first visit! Welcome sweetie! I'm only an occasionally blogger so wasn;t sure if you'd been on before hunny. *hugz* Hehe, please don't apologise. I was only hiding because the C-topic gets quite intense sometimes. ahem.

    Ishbel_haf: (49) Ooh, thats a good point about if its a former, now unfashionable, B&B it could be at a knock-down rate so our runaway trio/quartet. :D

    angloirishgal: (50) Oh dear... hehe, sounds like you're winding up for the off in the C-topic hunny! *hides*

    Hehe, goodnight and sweet dreams everybody!
    :D KC

  • Comment number 52.

    All that talk about back stories now I'm wondering if they're going to do prequels this year, perhaps one for the werewolf McNair and one for James Fleet's ghost, like they did for Ivan and Daisy last year.

    Any word on when the trailers for S3 are coming out? The SyFy channel has already started advertising for their version of BH and both are starting in January.

    More about the chair oh my.

    Oh yeah happy Guy Fawkes day for all you Brits.

  • Comment number 53.

    anglo - Rubber matting? Perhaps they were playing Twister. Oh no, now what have you done to my imagination.... Mitchell playing Twister.....

  • Comment number 54.

    A big round of hello to everyone.

    Since the c-topic was addressed again I see the need to step in to point sth out to you. Said chair is not standing in a nice room in Paris. For research purpose I watched the whole scene again - *tries in vein to stop her imagination running wild*.

    Although one might easily connect the - for tout le monde - most romantic city in the world to our hero wanting to join the revels celebrating the millennium, I feel great pride and joy that the scene takes place in Vienna, the capital of my home country Austria. :-))

    God forbid they should ever air BH here, a German version, that is, because they'd surely ruin it. There is no way they could possibly transfer the finer points of humour to German, not to mention Russel's outstanding performance of little squeaks / stutters / crying, or the voices/local accents of everyone.

    But I'd love to see more scenes going on in Vienna, though. Maybe a "family" gathering of some sort, involving vampires from different parts of Europe, discussing global issues. Since the United Nations Organisation runs one of its four headquarters in Vienna, it would fit. Or a family reunion of George's Jewish ancestors, should he decide to explore this part of his personality, as he started thinking about his believes in season 2.

    And last but not least a remark to (44) Jac_E: I love your idea of Herrick being recruited by an abandoned boyfriend. "You're not my type, not any more" - *eyes-go-black and he sinks his teeth into Herrick's neck* - Uahaha!

  • Comment number 55.

    An interseting video from Russel, I never figured out how to cry on command, so useful advice. I can't wait for a video on acting from Aidan

  • Comment number 56.

    Well, well, well, I leave the debate with a fun story and a talking point that was actually talked about . Admittedly not the original question, will they have moved in in ep 1 or will they be moving in? but I digress just like you seemed to I mean does anyone talk about the haunting melody of 'old lang syne' playing out the scene the starkness of the rest of the room as a counter point to the vampire existence obsessed with blood and not much else - no they talk about a single piece of furniture.

    It's enough to make you give up it really is.

    still the debates 'threat from within' the great spoiler and the idea of Herrick in the attic were fun.

    A small point the pink house used to be a Pub or Public house so the fact they are in another building that used to welcome strangers could be a theme. there is another point to talk about before thinking about what people are sitting on.

  • Comment number 57.

    Hi ewan - did you have a bad night out??

    you'll have to reassure us you had your tongue firmly in cheek or we'll think youve lost your sense of humour?! still glad you approve of the threat within. You know us - versatile -we can talk about that as well as chairs??lol

  • Comment number 58.

    "Huffug Urgo" that enough in the cheek for you? don't worry it's meant to be funny when I'm being serious it's a very different style I employ longer words and a real bite to my words rather than a full tongued lick.

  • Comment number 59.

    funny (ie interesting) you mention the music in the Millenium scene (aka the one with the chair) - rewatching ep2 the other night - as oyu do - I was again struck by how fantastic all the music is. Im assuming the auld lang syne bit was added by Richard Wells.

  • Comment number 60.

    well it worked amazingly well you always think of singing the song with a drink in hand and arms clasped not a solo piano with no words and all to stop someone drinking. the more I think about some of the music and set pieces the more the fine rug on the wall becomes a great tapestry.
    A thing to look out for in ep2 is also the news report that's on before the news man starts taking Saul down the dark path. It helps with ep7

  • Comment number 61.

    mm missed that - I wasnt the greatest fan of the Terry Wogan stuff with the TV - quite daring really but wrong side of quirky for me - like an in-joke?
    but I'll check with the ep 7 clue?

  • Comment number 62.

    Well if you miss it I'll tell you what it was on your return, good viewing.

  • Comment number 63.

    Superb interview, Russell as always at his very best, the way he is always so personal and sincere, just one to one.

    It is so true about the connection with a fellow actor when there is emotion, but it is also such talent when that connection then extends to the viewer.

  • Comment number 64.

    This is why I think Russell is a brilliant actor, understated, but just... a power puncher when he's asked to be emotional. True some might see George as a bit of a cry baby, but I just think he's a a ripped up soul, essentially because he was literally ripped up by Tully. Okay, looking too much into this. Anyway, Russell's a favorite, and Sinead is amazing too... face it the whole cast deserve standing ovations.

  • Comment number 65.

    Russell is a great actor. Especially when it comes to the emotional scenes. I got tears in my eyes when i watched that scene in season 2, where Molly screams. You can just see how hard that is for George. That is such good acting.

  • Comment number 66.

    Hi all!! New to this blog and not really much of a blogger but this show is worth it. I love how Russell discusses the importance of good writing enabling him to perform those kind of emotional scenes such as the one with Nina. If a show or film is not well written, it does not earn those kind of scenes or earn our tears. And when scenes like those are jammed into bad writing they fall flat. However, not so with Being Human as it is very well written and the emotion seamlessly weaves into the story as it should. Same with the violence and action.
    Russell is so great in all his performances be they humorous or tearful, as he said, he's an instinctive actor and is able to put himself into the character.

  • Comment number 67.

    Hi everyone! Sorry it's taken me so long to get on here! How is everyone?

    'Twas worth the wait to see the video, it was great! Thank you Mr P and Mr T! :)

    Aww, Russell and Sinead are so lovely... and talented! Boy, are they talented! And seeing those clips again... *wipes tear* The other day I watched the episode when they were having the heart-to-heart over the phone - that never fails to set me off!

    And what's all this about Mitchell playing Twister?!? ;)

  • Comment number 68.

    Mitchell. Twister. Two VERY compatible words. :)

  • Comment number 69.

    I'm obviously a bit slow on the uptake but loving this video!

    'I'm rambling now.. you gonna let me ramble? I'm gonna ramble!'

    Loving Mr Tovey ;)

  • Comment number 70.

    7. Ewan it was "Manon de Sources"

  • Comment number 71.

    Merci Noir-chein finally some one gives me the answer and you have to admit they kind of sound the same. So thanks Blackdog

  • Comment number 72.

    I've just been reading all the comments at the top of the page which i neglected to do before and was thinking, if Herrick was recruted by a girl, it might have been that girl that Ivan and Daisy meet in their prequel

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  • Comment number 74.

    thx Tom, i hadn't seen those pics yet. That road that the house was on looked like the road that George walks below in the begining of series 2 when he is walking to the woods when he walks along train tracks

  • Comment number 75.

    Thanks for the links Tom In Oz

  • Comment number 76.

    Heyo! Hope all is good! Feel like I've no been on here for ages hehe (well a week but still lol).

    Thanks BHP for another great video. I really am enjoying these wee insights from the cast, it's quite different. And I find myself looking at the background, in a rubbish attempt to find clues about S3!

    It's actually getting creepily close to January and hence S3 woo!

  • Comment number 77.

    Awwh! Everytime he cries i cry! :D Lol at me!

  • Comment number 78.

    Hi all,
    Thanks for that Russell and the TEAM.
    For me the best ever George/blubby bit still is way back in S1 when we think George is leaving and says to Mitchell 'It wasn't Human though was it?'..Mitchell says 'No' and George through tear filled eyes says 'I didn't think so'.....my eyes are filling up just typing this.

    Is it January yet?

  • Comment number 79.

    BBCBH have tweeted that Aidan Turner will appear soon on the blog giving acting tips, yummy, and Jason Watkins (Herrick) on how to be evil. Something to look forward to.

  • Comment number 80.

    so lovely to have a new blog oh George how I've missed you. Gonna spend less time on e-bay now; bidding on cocktail bars I never win!

  • Comment number 81.

    Thanks to vampfan for reminding me of that great scene when George says "It wasn't human though was it?"
    I think what I like most about this show is the subtle, important dialogue. Shows like True Blood miss how effective dialogue is, how moving. Audiences don't need to be hit over the head. We all strive in real life to be as human as we can be with all our differences and Being Human speaks to this desire to belong, to reconcile who we our to ourselves and those around us. Mitchell, George and Annie all find out just how human they are and just how monstrous they and humans can be. Nothing is black and white in this show and that is so wonderful.
    So exciting to hear about the upcoming blogs Deadlysecret!! Gets me interested in twitter. :)

  • Comment number 82.

    Ah a bit late to watch Russell's acting tips, but hey got here eventually! Thank you Mr P - you deliver as always! Would also like to say too how fab your animations were on "Secrets of the Universe" - again only just managed to catch up with that.
    Lovely Russell as always - don't you just want to give him a big hug?

    Would like to also welcom (15) Jac_E - we are a freindly lot here.

    xx

  • Comment number 83.

    deadlysecret- i saw that too, i can't wait for those interviews!

  • Comment number 84.

    (82) thanks for the welcome Julia, you truly are a friendly lot!!
    Like you all I'm looking forward to seeing Aidan and Jason's interviews. These vids have been really interesting, and lots of thanks to all the team for giving us their insights. Fascinating stuff!
    xxx

  • Comment number 85.

    Kyla and 79Sars79, yes it's great news about AT isn't it. Something to look forward to during the wait till Jan.

  • Comment number 86.

    Hi all!! Loving all your comments and catching up on all the blogs and such here. Being Human is not a well known show in Canada (which is sort of a good thing, kind of like a little secret), so this is like a haven for me.
    I don't know if anyone can answer this but does anyone know if Season 3 is being released worldwide in January or only on BBC3? I've watched the DVDs of Season 1 and 2 endlessly which is wonderful as I do not have to wait a week for each episode. I hope we get it on our Science Fiction channel in January (fingers and toes crossed!! ) :)

  • Comment number 87.

    Quick answer January in the UK and later worldwide the DVD comes out first in the UK as well in America the SyFy channel is broadcasting it's version of the show with less swearing obviously SyFy not known for it's use of expletives. All in all I'm reserving judgement on the remake while I'm not sure how far they go with effects - instead of Annie's smooth Jump their putting swirly white erm swirly effects there.

    I could go on for a bit if she's visible and does that in front of people - in a crowded space Annie's Jump can be overlooked - "Where she go, oh probably a trick of the light" a big mystical swirl not as easy to shrug off.

    My one hope is that they don't computerise the werewolf as SyFy seems to have a set look for their werewolves which is the skinny slightly wrong looking version of Underworld werewolves.

    but I digress.
    January in the UK later worldwide.

  • Comment number 88.

    Kyla- i happen to live in the US so i might have to wait to see the show too. I don't know if you get a BBC channel in Canada, we get BBC America, BBC America has been very good at keeping up with the shows on the regular BBC, however, they did make us wait for series 1 and 2 until the middle of 2010, so I think they will keep relativly up to date with a 2 or 3 week lag behind BBC like for Doctor who. If you can get the Canadien BBC then u should be able to see the show at approximatly the same time as in the UK. If not then you will probably have to wait for the world wide DVD like Ewan says.

  • Comment number 89.

    Thanks Ewan and 79sars79. I'll have to double check if we get BBC America ( or BBC Canada)
    As for the American remake of Being Human, it's pretty much the same reaction I had to the American remake of Let The Right One In: why why why why why? And after seeing the remake my reaction was: WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY? :)
    When the original is SO good, why do people need to do a remake? More money, more CGI and more 'edge of yer seat' action aren't always better.

  • Comment number 90.

    Just got my SFX - the joys of subscriptions - anyway they had a bit on the SyFy being human and all I can say is Ah. they talk about emphasising the curses, right. That means the complaint that people thought to have before realising that being human is of course the most awesome show on at the moment. that being human was too emo they might have made their version really EMO things do not look good for the Remake if that is indeed the case.
    Still Judge not until we here back from across the water, but oh my.

  • Comment number 91.

    Well here's a thought on Twitter it has been announced by BHP that the first cut of the trailer is done, they still apparently have a bit more work to do before the final cut. They have been described however as 'Double cool' Also the first place they will appear probably going on to cause a problem with traffic on the site as everyone rushes to see them is the Blog. So for that promise YES. How long it will take to view due to the surge of people wanting to see it well wait and see.

    here is where the tension becomes a little much and I guess the tone of the trailer. A fun game we could all try while waiting for it to appear.

    First we have to go back to the previous trailers.

    the pilot was talking about room-mates and the problems they have together with at least your room mates aren't.

    the first series was all about just telling you who they were a vampire a werewolf and a ghost sharing a house in Bristol setting the scene not giving much away.

    the second series used wide shots and Kemp's creepy voice over to highlight the darkness and the threat from outside of the group.

    Now series 3 is promised to be lighter - more werewolves (Do we get a prequel please BHP cherry on top and everything) and the threat from within.
    Now as Annie is on the other side right now There will be a door
    Also if they do a group shot Nina hopefully will be in it this time round.
    Herrick maybe after all we did see him rise.
    As to the voice over my guess is either Robson Green talking about trust (there was talk of a fight and if he's not going to be making a thing every episode we know due to McNair's story found on the blog not fond of Vampires) So there is a good chance the word Trust will come up possibly the same way as parts of Ivan's coral reef of bones speech did.

    These were only theories if you have any please share as we await the real trailer.

  • Comment number 92.

    Was it not Becoming Human they were talking about on Twitter?

  • Comment number 93.

    Whoa I'll just check

    the tweet read
    WE'VE SEEN THE NEW #BEINGHUMAN TRAILERS! They're double cool but not quite finished so no you can't have them yet.

    I think we get the BcH trailer during the broadcasting of BH

  • Comment number 94.

    I'm thinking for the trailer they will have shots involving Annie stuck and Mitchell with Lia through the door. Then shots invloving George and Nina just meeting the new werewolves. Also, I wonder if we will see Lucy as a ghost cause we didn't see her go through the door. I doubt it, but it would be really cool, what do u guys think?

  • Comment number 95.

    I'm re-watching the first 2 series (again) and caught a line when Tulley (the werewolf who made George) grabs Annie's arm, she at first says "OWEN you're hurting me" which is a clue to Owen's abusiveness and murder of her. I thought it was a great little clue. Such a fantastic show!! Sorry, I know this is off topic but wanted to share it with fans, no one I know watches this show or gets excited about it.

  • Comment number 96.

    Kyla- I always just assumed that she said ow, but i will rewatch it, cause now i want to see

  • Comment number 97.

    I think the trailer for Series 3 (is it January yet?) :), will show the characters in peril. The series 2 finale showed a frightened Annie and indicated that in the other world the ghosts are open to mistreatment; the men with sticks. But she is very powerful as Kemp's psychic noted and she also saved Mitchell and George from Kemp by pulling him into the other side. Then George and Nina as werewolves might be seen to be in peril as I've read that the relationship, which is a not-to-friendly one between vampires and werewolves will be explored (werewolves being exploited by vampires). I get the sense though, that we have seen the last of Lucy, she and Mitchell reached a level of forgiveness. But one never knows.
    Being Human is great in it's writing, direction and the actors' performances in getting us to care about the characters so I expect to see clips in the trailer that put the characters in jeopardy and entice us with new characters and hints of the new story lines and likely, the Big Bad for the new series.

  • Comment number 98.

    BH bloggers - send your awesome and really quite frightening rays to the Writers Guild GB for this Sunday's awards - Lord Toby surely must be recognised for BH???

  • Comment number 99.

    Celtic: Afternoon to you..I hope you're well sweetie! It's been a while since I blogged but thought I'd give it a go.

    I'd love to vote for Lord Toby if it's a voting matter, though it seems it might not be the public vote but an in-house one. He surely must be recognised for Being Human and Dr Who at least. I was unaware of the awards being this Sunday...exciting stuff! I wonder if they have any inkling they've won anything or if it's really a surprise on the day...must check our Writers Guild GB *wanders off*

  • Comment number 100.

    If I'm right we have 52 days till BH3 or 49 till a preview showing of the first episode if that happens this year.
    that translates to little over 7 weeks.

    in that time there has been promised.
    Aidan on acting
    Jason Watkins on being evil
    Trailer Trailer Trailer.

    also if last year is an indication
    The general behind the scenes cast - who haven't we had yet?
    A prequel at least one - Werewolves this year will it be Robson?
    if there is a preview we get notification that there is one.

    All these factors lead me to believe that there is a very good chance that tomorrow we get a new Blog to talk about.

    Also if I missed out any otyher potential future blogs tell me.

 

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