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Polished Edge: Mark Addy of ‘Atlantis’ on BBC America
Q: Did you grow up knowing the Greek myths?
A: We learned about them in school.
Q: When did you know you wanted to be an actor?
A: I had work experience at York Theatre Royal in the workshop crew. And I started doing that, and I was in theater from the age of 14. And watching actors work, I found fascinating.
Q: Were you in school plays?
A: I can’t remember.
Q: What other jobs have you had?
A: Not a huge amount, really. They told me about drama schools. I was auditioning, and I tried and got into Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. On holidays, I would work crew on shows. You can learn a lot by watching actors work.
Q: How does this version of “Atlantis” strike you?
A: I think we are doing stuff in this that I have not seen on TV before. It’s stuff you see in the movies. For a TV show to take on the kind of stuff they are doing is unusual. If you are doing harness work -- with a wire -- you have to know what you are doing.
Q: Would you watch this with your children?
A: Yes, in thinking about my kids, I would watch. Whoa -- it’s an adventure! They (the show’s creators) are showing concern. It’s not an adult show. You don’t want parents writing in. You don’t want anyone doing anything they shouldn’t. I think that is a good thing. I am just having an absolute ball.
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