“The A Word” star Morven Christie discusses why her character Alison is in a better place in Season 2, how much Max Vento has grown into the character of Joe and how the weather conditions were a big challenge while shooting the series.
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Christopher Eccleston, who once starred as the ninth Doctor on Doctor Who, is back again as Maurice Scott in The A Word Season 2 on SundanceTV. Here he discusses Maurice’s unrequited love with Louise, the joy he finds in playing a comedic role and how he hopes Season 2 will communicate that we all need to love each other more.
Marcus Wilson, producer of THE A WORD, talks about learning what it means to be on the autism spectrum, finding the right child actor to play Joe and how THE A WORD’s distinctive soundtrack is vital to the show.
Paul Spriggs, production designer for THE A WORD, talks about how he begins his design process, finding the perfect setting for the brewery in THE A WORD and the reason production chose to construct the interior sets in Manchester.
Gary Barnes, location manager for THE A WORD, discusses the location scouting research that went into prepping for the series, the careful consideration made in choosing shots that included the lakes and the flooding damage that Storm Desmond wreaked on the Lake District in 2015.
THE A WORD star Molly Wright discusses playing her character, Rebecca Hughes, in THE A WORD, which airs Wednesdays at 10/9c. Here she chats about this series being her first role on TV, her relaxed audition for the role and the guidance she received from her cast-mates.
Greg McHugh, stars as Eddie Scott in THE A WORD on SundanceTV. Here he chats about working with six-year-old Max Vento, his first experience working with Executive Producer/Writer Peter Bowker on Marvellous, and what he hopes THE A WORD will communicates to audiences.
Vinette Robinson stars as Nicola Daniels in THE A WORD on SundanceTV. Here she chats about having Chris Eccleston as a father-in-law, the likability of her character, and the originality of the script.
Peter Cattaneo, director of episodes 101 through 103 for THE A WORD, discusses his love for writer Peter Bowker’s work, striking the balance between comedy and drama, and the audition process for finding the child who would play Joe Hughes.
THE A WORD star Lee Ingleby discusses playing his character Paul Hughes with the truthful and honest nature of the script, how he and his on-screen wife Morven Christie are really like their characters, and how he grew up watching the work of his co-star Christopher Eccleston, who plays his father-in-law.
THE A WORD star Morven Christie discusses learning about the autism spectrum through her character Alison’s lens, what it was like working with Executive Producer/Writer Peter Bowker for a second time, and why portraying Alison was both a wonderful gift and the most challenging role she’s ever played.
Christopher Eccleston, once the 9th Doctor on “Doctor Who,” now stars as Maurice Scott in THE A WORD on SundanceTV. Here he chats about reuniting with his long-time friend Pooky Quesnel (who plays his on-screen love interest), his multiple collaborations with Executive Producer/Writer Peter Bowker, and what he hopes THE A WORD will communicates to audiences.
Executive producer Patrick Spence discusses how he and co-executive producer/writer Peter Bowker got THE A WORD off the ground, what the setting’s beautiful but rugged landscape of the Lake District means to the story, and why communication is at the center of everything in THE A WORD.