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Ido Drent: Acting in hospitals, a therapist’s office and battlefields...

Interview – 2016

Ido Drent is a model turned actor who first won fans playing Daniel Potts in hit soap Shortland Street. Drent then made his mark in Australia after playing a young therapist in Offspring, and drummer Jon Farriss in 2014 miniseries INXS: Never Tear Us Apart. Drent also portrayed a Gallipoli soldier in Kiwi miniseries When We Go to War.

In this ScreenTalk, Drent talks about:

  • How Shortland Street was his drama school and 'baptism by fire'
  • Realising he had prepared for the wrong scene 
  • How Shortland Street character Daniel mirrored aspects of his own life
  • Feeling nervous on the set of Australian TV hit Offspring 
  • How colourful socks were the key to his character on the show
  • Getting to play rock star for INXS: Never Tear Us Apart
  • Teamwork being at the heart of WWl miniseries When We Go to War
  • Why an illness made the experience feel more real
This video was first uploaded on 6 January 2016, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.
Interview, Camera and Editing – Andrew Whiteside