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Stephen Lovatt: On indie movies, injuries, and playing cops with Campion and Kightley...

Stephen Lovatt: On indie movies, injuries, and playing cops with Campion and Kightley...

Interviews - 2014

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Stephen Lovatt’s acting career has taken him from ancient Rome to Ramsey Street. Aside from five years acting on Neighbours in Australia, he has played everything from reliable and unreliable dads to Hades, Lord of the Dead in shows like Go Girls, Being EveMarlin BayShortland Street, and Xena: Warrior Princess. He has also appeared in a number of features — including acclaimed 2013 movie Fantail

In this ScreenTalk, Lovatt talks about: 

  • Witnessing his screen debut on Shark in the Park
  • On-screen chemistry with Theresa Healey on the ‘wild’ set of Savage Honeymoon
  • How Australian soap Neighbours reminded him of working in the theatre
  • Sustaining an injury doing his own stunt on Being Eve
  • Doing ‘unacceptable’ things on Go Girls
  • Not having to take his shirt off in Spartacus
  • Being 'a highly paid extra' on Top of the Lake
  • The impressive style of Oscar Kightley cop show Harry
  • Being proud of low budget feature Fantail
  • His bemusement at getting more lead roles internationally than in New Zealand

This video was first uploaded on 24 February 2014, 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