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Mark Mitchinson: A career playing dangerous men…

Interview – 2013

Award-winning actor Mark Mitchinson has made a name for himself bringing complex and dangerous characters to life on screen. He has played a psychiatrist who murdered his wife in Bloodlines; a gunman in Siege; and a dodgy shrink in Nothing Trivial. Mitchinson also produces and stars in the made for the web drama/comedy High Road.

In this ScreenTalk, Mitchinson talks about:

  • Working at a high pace on Outrageous Fortune
  • Relishing the contradictions of the lead role in Bloodlines
  • A small but critical role in 1981 tour drama Rage
  • Gaining a perspective on Peter Jackson while making The Hobbit
  • Lobbying to play killer Jan Molenaar in Siege
  • The strange experience of filming in the actual house where the siege occured
  • The genesis of web series High Road
  • Acting with Nicole Whippy while playing a boundary-crossing shrink on Nothing Trivial

This video was first uploaded on 21 October 2013, 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