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Jodie Rimmer: On the acting life...

Interview – 2011

Jodie Rimmer grew up in a sporty family where dinnertime conversations were more likely to be about rugby or netball than the finer aspects of acting or television drama. Fast forward a handful of years, and the dinner conversations may well have touched on Rimmer’s stand-out performances as Donna Chisholm in tele-feature Until Proven Innocent, or playing wife to British comedian Peter Cook in Not Only But Always.

In this ScreenTalk, Rimmer talks about:

  • The challenges of ill-fated sitcom Melody Rules
  • Playing a drug smuggler on Shortland Street
  • How she felt about the nudity required for TV series The Strip
  • How she landed the part of Jackie in the film In My Father’s Den
  • Insights into life as an actor
  • Working with Welsh actor Rhys Ifans on TV movie Not Only But Always  
  • How she played journalist Donna Chisholm in Until Proven Innocent
  • Her experiences on Apron Strings
  • Acting with another Ryan — Ryan Gosling — on short-lived series Young Hercules
This video was first uploaded on 19 January 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 – James Coleman
..the more screwed up the better. I would like to play a serial killer one day.
– Jodie Rimmer on enjoying exploring more complicated characters on-screen