Snap Happy; Less Than Two Years after Winning a Coveted Olivier Award, Aneurin Barnard Is Tackling His Most Challenging Role So Far. Karen Price Asks Him How He Captured the Essence of Iconic Photographer David Bailey
Aneurin Barnard is in the departure lounge of London's Heathrow Airport. In around 30 minutes' time he'll be taking off for Los Angeles.
The actor will be embarking on some promotional work across the Atlantic for the one-off TV drama, We'll Take Manhattan, in which he plays a young David Bailey.
He will also be rehearsing for his first major Hollywood movie, Emanuel And The Truth About Fishes, which will see him star alongside Jessica Biel and Alfred Molina.
"It's my first film to be set in America," he says, snatching a few moments before jetting to the States.
"I'm playing an American guy in it, which is very exciting. I'm looking forward to getting my teeth into it."
But for now, the rising Welsh star is firmly focused on the Bailey drama, which will be screened on BBC Four next week.
The high-profile job comes two years after Barnard beat off tough competition from established names like Rowan Atkinson to win the Best Actor In A Musical trophy in the coveted Olivier Awards for his role in Spring Awakening.
Since then, he's been hot property and has filmed a number of features - Ironclad, Hunky Dory and Elfie Hopkins - at home in Wales.
But he says playing celebrity snapper Bailey during the early '60s when he was on the cusp of …
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Publication information: Article title: Snap Happy; Less Than Two Years after Winning a Coveted Olivier Award, Aneurin Barnard Is Tackling His Most Challenging Role So Far. Karen Price Asks Him How He Captured the Essence of Iconic Photographer David Bailey. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales). Publication date: January 21, 2012. Page number: 4. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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