As the first images were released for Ben Wheatleys’ screen adaptation of the JJ Ballard novel High-Rise I thought I’d share a bit about my time working on it.
It was probably the most star studded job I’ve ever worked on. I was so glad my wardrobe fitting was before I actually shot something, as I’ll be honest, it was a bit of shock to get introduced to Elisabeth Moss (Peggy from Mad Men).
Set in 1975, High-Rise documents the shocking breakdown of class and social structures within a brand-new high-tech London apartment building. It stars Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller & Luke Evans to name a few.
It was a great experience all round – watching Ben Wheatley working with all these top top stars was one of the best masterclasses I’ve had since leaving drama school!
Published by Chris Patrick-Simpson
Chris is an Irish actor who is based in Vancouver, B.C.
He has collaborated with the best directors in film, television and theatre in projects such as the award-winning The Magdalene Sisters (Momentum), The Boxer (Universal), Fifty Dead Men Walking (Brightlight Pictures), Good Vibrations (Revolver Films), Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie (BBC Films), 71 (Warp Films), Shooting For Socrates (New Black Films), and High-Rise (Recorded Picture Company).
On TV, Chris has played leads in The Guards (TV3) The Man Who Crossed Hitler (Hardy Pictures for BBC) The Clinic (RTE) The Family (BBC) Missing (BBC), The Titanic Enquiry (BBC), Ripper Street (BBC), Galavant (ABC) and The Fall (BBC).
Chris has worked with some of the top theatre companies in the UK and Ireland.
Additionally he is proud to have both starred in and co-produced a successful UK/Irish tour of The Wrong Man, which received critical acclaim throughout its run.
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