Posted by admin on April 8th, 2018

Iain and Dawn French interview with Sky on Delicious



Posted by admin on April 8th, 2018

Iain Glen reveals why he hasn’t forgotten his roots

He’s starred in Game Of Thrones and Delicious, but actor Iain Glen hasn’t forgotten his roots.

 

 

As one of the longest-serving (and surviving) cast members of Game Of Thrones, it must have come as something of an ego blow for Iain Glen to discover he was to be bumped off in the very first episode of his next drama, Delicious.

Luckily for Iain, the writers decided they wanted to keep his character in the show from beyond the grave.

And now he’s back for a second series of Delicious, which was Sky One’s highest rating original drama of last year.

Iain plays Leo, a celebrity chef who has an affair with his ex-wife, played by Dawn French, behind the back of his second wife (Emilia Fox).

A heart attack swiftly kills him in episode one, but Leo remains as a narrator, finally stepping back on screen in the last episode.

“My daughter had attempted suicide and came into ‘God’s waiting room’, where she had this imagined conversation with me,” says Iain, 56.

“The writers took that and have continued it into the new season. It feels like a quite unique conceit.”

Iain certainly isn’t used to being killed off so quickly. He has played Ser Jorah Mormont in Game Of Thrones for seven seasons without succumbing to deadly disease or bloodthirsty battle.

He says both shows have been great fun to film, so it wasn’t a difficult decision to rejoin the cast of Delicious for a second spin.

“It was hugely enjoyable filming in Cornwall and I’m very fond of Dawn and Emilia. It’s a lovely sensation as an actor to return to something that has gone down well, and to meet up with people and have that shared experience. I feel it on Thrones very acutely, but I definitely felt it on this, too.”

The food required for filming made life on set particularly enjoyable.

“There’s lots of nibbling going on at Delicious as they give us fantastic dishes to work with,” he says, although playing a chef hasn’t improved his skills in the kitchen.

“I’m a foodie in the sense that I love food and can eat enormous amounts of it and get away with it – much to the irritation of my wife. But I’m really moronic when it comes to creating meals. I don’t trust myself or have any instinct for it, so I laboriously follow a recipe to within an inch of its life and get very nervous about it,” he says.

“If I were asked to do one of those celebrity cooking shows it would be a clear, resounding no.”

It’s unlikely Iain will need to do any reality TV any time soon, though, having been on the receiving end of the ever-escalating salaries enjoyed by the Thrones cast.

 
 

The main stars are reportedly on up to seven figures per episode in the final season, though Iain would never be so vulgar as to entertain a conversation about pay packets.

“For me, success has never been about visibility or a recognition but the ability to have done enough to choose the parts you take,” he says.

“When I get into my sixties and seventies, it would be nice not to need to work – I know too many actors for whom life is very hard.”

So what was the secret to avoiding being brutally wiped out? “I’ve been sucking up to the writers when I’ve met them,” he jokes.

“Those of us who have survived – and Ser Jorah has teetered close to demise for quite a few seasons – do feel very lucky to have staggered to the final act.”

It probably helps that Iain hasn’t annoyed anyone by giving away any big plot twists over the years.

“I haven’t ever let anything slip,” he says.

“It’s quite fun because people ask so much that you start toying with them and then play along as if you’ve given something away, but deep down people don’t really want to know. They ask but it would just spoil it for them.”

Iain grew up in Edinburgh but didn’t discover acting until he was at the University Of Aberdeen, quickly dropping out to study at RADA – thankfully with the support of his mother and father.

“They’ve enjoyed a lot of theatre, TV and films I’ve made over the years,” he says. His career has included stints with the RSC, starring alongside Nicole Kidman in The Blue Room in London’s West End, plus roles in Downton Abbey, Ripper Street and the Resident Evil trilogy.

“My parents are still in Scotland, though they’re more fragile and less mobile than they were, so we tend to go to them more often than we did 10 years ago,” he says.

“I love returning to Edinburgh as it’s a great, quality life up there and I’m bombarded with memories from childhood.”

He even wonders if growing up north of the border may have given his career a boost.

“I feel fortunate in that I’m not associated with a particular class, which is massive in the UK,” he says.

“I’ve portrayed a range of good souls and bad souls and feel lucky not to be perceived too strongly as one or another. I don’t know if that’s to do with being a Scot working down here, although I don’t have a very pronounced accent. People love to pigeonhole actors in the UK, so it’s good I’ve managed to avoid that.”

Does he ever see himself moving back? “Well, I’ve married an English lady and we have built a life down here,” he says.

“We’ll see, but I think it feels unlikely right now. We’re very rooted where we are.”

The “English lady” in question is the actress Charlotte Emmerson, who Iain married this summer after 12 years together.

“I’m rather enjoying saying ‘my wife’,” he admits.

“I used to use it and [Charlotte] would say, ‘I’m not your wife.’ It was just shorthand really, but she told me not to, so it’s nice that now I can and not get corrected.”

The pair celebrated their nuptials with an intimate meal in a Georgian house near their home in London’s Dulwich Village.

“It was just as we wanted it, with only our immediate family, about 30 of us. The courses just kept coming and it was the most perfect realisation of what we hoped it would be.Then we took stock, waited a month or two and threw a big party for about 200 friends.

“It made sense to us to separate the two. Sometimes, when you put it all together it can be overwhelming and you lose the personal, small-scale intimacy of a marriage the way you want it, but you don’t want to not share it with friends.

It worked well and we managed to pick two of the hottest days of last summer.”

The couple already have two children together, Mary, 10, and Juliet, four. Iain also has a son, Finlay, 22, from a previous marriage.

The three still find their father being recognised in the street “kind of odd”.

“My 10 year old rather loved it when people asked for selfies, although she has started to become a little blasé. My littlest one doesn’t quite understand yet, while my eldest has ignored me as an actor in quite a healthy way and rarely watches stuff I’m in.”

It might make more sense once his girls are old enough to watch his most famous roles. “I did a voiceover for [Nick Jr cartoon series] Nella The Princess Knight, providing the voice of Santa, and a few years ago I did Kidnapped, the Robert Louis Stevenson novel, when Finlay was the right age to watch that.

It’s nice when you can do stuff they are able to enjoy.”

They’ll certainly have quite the back catalogue to catch up on when they reach their late teens.

Source: The Express



Posted by admin on September 24th, 2017

Iain Glen spotted filming for Dawn French’s Sky series 2 – Delicious

Fans had speculated whether Glen would return to series two after dying at start of season one and narrating the remaining episodes.

he comedian and fellow cast members have been shooting scenes for the Sky series Delicious in Cornwall in recent weeks.

     

And now Iain Glen, who is best known for his role as Ser Jorah Mormont in the worldwide smash hit HBO fantasy drama has been spotting filming in Frankfort Gate in Plymouth on Friday morning (September 22).

The Scottish star swapped his leather and chainmail for a linen blazer to reprise his role as Leo in Delicious, starring French, who lives in Cornwall and was last week sharing photos from her walk on Par Beach on Twitter.

His presence caused a stir among shoppers, and rumours circulated that a film stunt would be taking place in Frankfort Gate, the Plymouth Herald reports.

Fans had speculated whether Glen would return to series two after dying in the first episode of season one and narrating the remaining episodes.

The scene was filmed in Lill’s Kitchen with a crew of more than 80 in both Frankfort Gate and Colin Campbell Court. French was also due to be appearing for filming later in the day.

French’s Gina and Silent Witness actress Emilia Fox’s Sam play sparring hoteliers caught in a love triangle over Leo in Delicious. Launceston residents received a letter from the show’s assistant location manager Matthew Mirrington last month, stating filming for the Sky One show will begin on August 30.

he star-studded series caused a stir last year when several picturesque locations across Devon and Cornwall were chosen as filming locations including Pentillie, Bickleigh and the Tamar Valley.

Series two has also been filming on the Port Eliot estate and Pentillie once again.

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Source: Cornwall live



Posted by admin on May 29th, 2017

Cleverman series 2 promo image

A new promo still has been released of Iain in the second series  of Cleverman.



Posted by admin on April 29th, 2017

Delicious renewed for series 2

Sky is cooking up Delicious series 2! Dawn French and Emilia Fox will return..

 
 

Prepare for some more TV that’s saucy in multiple ways! Sky 1 has officially ordered Delicious series 2, with creator Dan Sefton and stars Dawn French and Emilia Fox set to return for more food-adjacent romantic drama later this year.

The renewal news doesn’t exactly come as a surprise. As CultBox tells us, series 1 of the show – which saw French’s Gina and Fox’s Sam battling for the affections of Iain Glen’s sexy chef Leo – was Sky’s most-viewed UK drama series last year. Of course the big cheeses behind the scenes want some seconds.

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Source: Den of Geek



Posted by admin on February 2nd, 2017

Delicious episode 1 screencaps

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Posted by admin on February 1st, 2017

Why Dawn French’s New Drama Is Delicious!

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Plays Sam’s husband, Leo. Iain, 55, lives with his partner, actress Charlotte Emmerson, and their two daughters, Mary, nine, and Juliet, four, in London.

Leo’s a charming rogue. He’s very loving and a good father, but he’s selfish. There’s not a malicious bone in his body but he’s like a lot of men, I think; he doesn’t think about what he’s doing when he’s doing it and what the consequences might be. Viewers will hopefully like him, but perhaps not everything he does.

Unlike Leo, I’m not profoundly unfaithful! But I think I’m quite a sensual person, and I certainly enjoy the good things in life; good food, good wine, and I’m madly in love with the person I’m with. So I do relate to that.

Sam and Leo’s relationship is a good one. People assume that if someone is unfaithful there must be something wrong. But that’s often not the case. People are unfaithful for any number of reasons and, especially for men, it’s not always a reflection on the relationship. Sam and Leo have been together for a long time, so I think all that’s happened is that their relationship has plateaued. For them, it’s a case of opposites attract – Sam’s very organised and Leo’s more chaotic, while his relationship with Dawn’s character is one of similarities attract.

Emilia and I were friends already but it was the first time I’d worked with Dawn. Everyone told me what a gorgeous lady she is and they were right. She’s great fun, talkative, very open and cares about everyone on the set. We hung out a lot during the day chatting about everything.

I’m definitely not a natural cook like Leo. I’m good at following recipes but I have no flair or instinct. When it comes to a role, the trick is to do whatever you’re required to do within the scene and not think about anything else, so for Delicious I became an expert at chopping and whisking!

Delicious was a dream job. It was summer, it was Cornwall, I was eating great food and pretending to make love. It felt like a ridiculously good way to earn a living.

Source: Woman and Home



Posted by admin on January 31st, 2017

Delicious DVD behind the scenes Interview

I have added 46 screencaps of Iain’s interview from the Delicious DVD to the gallery.

    



Posted by admin on January 22nd, 2017

‘Delicious’ Episode 4 Screencaps

I have added 155 screencaps from Delicious Episode 4 to the gallery.

   
   

Click here to view the images of Episode 4



Posted by admin on January 22nd, 2017

Will there be another series of Sky1’s drama Delicious? Iain hopes so..

The Cornish-set drama ended tonight with all the strands seemingly tied up. But it could still return for a second helping…

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In the end Sky 1’s drama Delicious about lascivious foodies in luscious Cornwall concluded with everything pretty much sorted.

Troubled young Teresa (Tanya Reynolds) attempted an overdose but her life was eventually saved following a showdown with her Dad, Iain Glen’s long dead chef Leo, in some kind of purgatorial waiting room.

Her incestuous passion for her brother Michael (Ruairi O’Connor), wasn’t anything of the sort anyway. Yes, they had sex, but he wasn’t her brother after all. That honour went to Gina’s former lover, the mysterious biker James (Risteard Cooper), who popped up in episode three.

Not only did he reveal that he was Teresa’s Pa, he actually discovered his long-lost daughter post-suicide attempt, so probably saved her life as well as creating it. See, I said it was neat.

And the feud between Dawn French’s Gina (Leo’s ex wife, below) and Emilia Fox’s Sam (wife number two) fizzled away by the close. Various financial plotlines resolved themselves into one neat package: it eventually made business sense for them to team up, using Sam’s business acumen and Gina’s cooking expertise to try and make a success of the ailing Penrose Hotel.

Oh, and Sheila Hancock as Sam’s mum Mimi didn’t go through with her assisted suicide – she returned from Switzerland in tip top health and raring to go.

Still, with the two women now running the Penrose things are also rather tastily set up for a second series should Sky have the appetite for it.

The broadcaster insists that no decision has been made on the lush and escapist drama, written by Mr Selfridge scribe Dan Sefton. But the broadcaster has not yet ruled out a second run.

It also seems the cast are keen, according to sources. And that includes Iain Glen, despite the fact that his character Leo carked it at the end of episode one and narrated much of the drama from beyond the grave.

“I could definitely see another series of Delicious,” he told RadioTimes.com. “It reaches its finale as in all good dramas with enough conclusions and hopefully enough question marks. If I was asked I would happily go back to more of it.

“The narrator aspect of it gives dramatic legroom to see Leo introduced in different places even after death. It is something I would happily do.”

Source: Radio Times


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