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James Coleman: On playing himself...

Interview – 2011

James Coleman trained as an actor and appeared in hit film Stickmen, but has made his name as a broadcaster on radio and television. He was a host on TV3 morning show Sunrise, and blended his actor and broadcaster roles in TV satire The Jaquie Brown Diairies.

In this ScreenTalk, Coleman talks about:

  • The pleasure of souping up household appliances with Greg Page, for TV show Bigger Better Faster Stronger
  • Why the show appeals to both men and women
  • Unnerving his co-hosts on Sunrise with his ad-libbing
  • His reasons for leaving the show
  • The strange experience of playing a version of himself on The Jaquie Brown Diairies
  • Acting in short film Thinking About Sleep
  • Learning how to act without much dialogue
  • How pool movie Stickmen was a big step up for him
  • Why he thinks the film feels dated now
This video was first uploaded on 1 March 2011, 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