Lovely interview with Danny Mays in The Guardian
Daniel Mays is telling me about the periwig. For his role as the diarist Samuel Pepys in a new four-part ITV drama, The Great Fire, based on the true events of the fire that swept through London in 1666, he wears an extraordinary Gaga-esque confection of auburn curls. “Oh man, this thing was waiting for me in the makeup truck,” he laughs. “It’s one of those things where you have to leave your vanity at the door and embrace it…
ITV continues their extraordinary coverage of the World War One Centenary with The People’s Story
The press pack includes a lovely interview (begins page 7) with Daniel Mays who portrays Reg Evans Corporal 1st Hertfordshire Regiment.
The extraordinary stories of ordinary people whose lives were transformed during the First World War will be told in their own words in a landmark new series for ITV, made in partnership with Imperial War Museums
Marking the centenary of the outbreak of the war in 1914, the experiences of men and women, young and old, from across Britain and the social classes that divided society at the time, are vividly brought to life in 4×60 series The Great War: The People’s Story, produced by Shiver [ITV Studios].
Episode 1: Sunday 10 August at 9PM (Starring Daniel Mays)
Episode 2: Sunday 17 August at 9PM (Starring Daniel Mays)
Episode 3: Sunday August 24 at 9PM
Episode 4: Sunday August 31 at 9PM
Listen to Common writer Jimmy McGovern discussing the inspiration for the drama on BBC Front Row .
The June issue of Vanity Fair:UK featuring Daniel Mays, Ashley Walters, and the cast of the current SkyArts: Playhouse Presents series, is available now!