The lovely Sheehan has shared the brand new blog by Owen Oakeshott for their upcoming theatrical spectacular; The War of Roses starting in September. The blog will take you behind the scenes of whats going on in rehearsals and some history behind the name. Be sure to buy your tickets to secure your spot to see Robert Sheehan live on stage!
— Robert Sheehan (@RobMSheehan) August 28, 2015
(Aug 11) Wars of the Roses Day 17:
I’ll fill you in on the previous weeks’ rehearsals as we go, but for now, know that I am the Earl of Somerset (stroppy, sneering, bit of a git) & I bat for the House of Lancaster (Rose: red). Today, after legging it from one rehearsal room to another, I end up with broadsword in hand, standing opposite Robbie Sheehan with pretend limp & genuine bobble hat, and Malcolm Ranson, our fight director, eyeing his swords with what can only be described as paternal concern. Robbie plays Richard III (bad back, bad man, bad carpark), and he bats for the House of York (Rose: white). And today, he kills me. Whilst doing his best not to actually kill me. Or me him.
– Owen Oakeshott
Supernatural chiller The Messenger releases in the UK on September 18, and to mark the occasion we’ve got our hands on an exclusive launch trailer.
The film stars former Misfit Robert Sheehan as Jack, a young man tormented by visions from beyond the grave. The dead want Jack to communicate with the loved ones they’ve left behind, which does a number on Jack’s mental health. When Jack is caught up in the murder of a local journalist he uncovers secrets that threaten all involved.
Robert Sheehan shares some interesting things about his exciting upcoming film The Messenger in October’s issue of SFX Magazine. We have added the interview to our photo gallery in HQ:
The Messenger will be in cinemas on September 25, 2015 (UK)
So So Gay: The War of the Roses sounds like an epic production to be a part of, so this is probably obvious but what attracted you to the project?
Robert: It’s epic-ness. And the chance to work under Trevor ‘The Wizard’ Nunn. He’s very much the Gandalf of the boards.
Do you still get first day rehearsal nerves?
Yes, when Trevor clasped me by the hand that first day, more than a drop or two of pee came out. Now I wear a nappy to work.
You’ve recently filmed The Messenger with Joely Richardson, and now she’s your co-star in this production. How did that come about?
She was desperate to work with me again, and so she signed up when she heard I was doing it.
Have you tackled any Shakespeare before? Do you approach it differently to other stage work?
Nope. It’s all terrifying.
We know you best from Misfits, which we mourn over daily, especially because you were our favourite character – don’t tell the others. What was it like to be in such an iconic TV series? Did you have any idea how popular it would become?
I had no idea of it’s future popularity. It wasn’t iconic yet when I was working on it, but yes, it was great times – endless fun to make.
Are you still in contact with any of your co-stars?
Yes, I go through all their bins regularly.
Are you anything like Nathan in real life?
Similar hygiene levels.
Nathan became an unlikely sex symbol, do you think that boils down to your good old Irish charm?
Yes, and I’m hung like a horse.
Your CV is more television/film heavy. Is this latest project a deliberate move to do more theatre?
Yes, and after this I’m going to be focusing on producing my reggae hip-hopera.
Are there any roles you’d love to play on stage?
What set you onto the path of acting in the first place?
An innate urge to show off.
What does the rest of your year have in store other than The War of the Roses?
I’m making a movie with Dustin Lance Black, also starring Hailee Steinfeld called THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT. Beautiful script.
And finally, if you could have any of the super powers from the Misfits gang in real life, which one would you want and why?
Flight. Reason: laziness.
The official trailer for Moonwalkers has just landed! The film stars Robert Sheehan, Rupert Grint and Ron Perlman. Japan will be the first ones to see the comedy, it will release in cinemas on November 14th.