Exchange rate 111

User Rating: 5 / 5

Star ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar Active
 
The "real" Tony chatting to me by the pool side
Tony joined the cast of Benidorm in series 4 and was such a hit with the audience that he's back again in series 5 where he plays "uber camp hair stylist" Kenneth. I caught up with him at the pool side bar of the Sol Pelicanos hotel during his lunch break whilst filming during the week.

 But Tony was more than familiar with the hit series as he had originally auditioned for the part of Mick Garvey 5 years ago - which ended up going to Steve Pemberton ... "and rightly so"  he added.  Then last year he told me his agent called him in the middle of rehearsals for a play he was in and said that they were looking for someone to play the part of Kenneth. "I dashed across London in my lunch break, all hot and sweaty, did the audition and didn't even wait to hear their response as I was in such a rush to get back"  he laughed- naturally he was delighted when he got the news that he was indeed to be in the show.  Kenneth in the series now has his own hair salon attached to the Solana Hotel.

Quick change and now in character as Kenneth
Although only 43 years old, Tony has a most impressive resume. His first major film role came in 1998 where he played the part of Stefan Kiszko in "A Life for a Life" a true story of one of the biggest miscarriages of justice in recent years. He portrayed the part of Stefan, a 23 year old man who was wrongly accused of the sexual assault and murder of an eleven year old school girl on Rishworth Moor, W.Yorkshire in 1975. A very dramatic role for which he won much acclaim.
Following that offers flooded in - and extremely varied too ! From playing Reese Witherspoon's lover in "Vanity Fair" to "Grawp"- the giant half brother of Hagrid played by Robbie Coltrane in Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix. I mentioned this to my son who googled it and said that he didn't recognize him - fortunately hardly suprising as he had had hours worth of prosthetic make up applied!
He has worked with Julie Walters on 4 occasions - the first time (2001) she played the part of his mother in the film "My beautiful Son" then more recently (2010) in "Mo" - the film portraying the life of Mo Mowlam. Other notable parts include Aaron's defence lawyer in Emmerdale (he got him off the murder charge) and in "Monroe" with James Nesbitt and Sarah Parish.
Filming in the Old Town in his skimpy hotpants!
He has another month filming here in Benidorm then is back to the UK for other work commitments - so look out for him... he won't be long off our screens!
While on set I also spoke with other members of the cast amongst which were Steve Pemberton and Tim Healy .... check back to see what they said.

Comments  

+1 #2 Wihelma 2014-10-08 04:06
I always spent my half an hour to read this weblog's articles everyday along with a mug of
coffee.
Quote | Report to administrator
0 #1 Jason Green 2013-09-16 20:16
hi tony i had my picture took with you 2013

i have a tatoo of lawn mower on head
Quote | Report to administrator

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Located in the Old Town

Grupo Aurrera is Tapas Alley

25% OFF

Quote of the day

People tend to make rules for others and exceptions for themselves

Latest Comments

  • Karaoke in Benidorm

    Tracey Henry 20.09.2018 05:48
    Can’t beat the place my home from home when in beni
     
  • Karaoke in Benidorm

    Michelle Palmer-B 19.09.2018 20:53
    Best bar in beni by far
     
  • Karaoke in Benidorm

    Clare Cunningham 19.09.2018 20:52
    our 1st port of call when we hit strip

News Snippets

  • End of the road +

    The last Ford Mondeo is expected to roll off the production line by 2020. The popular family car was launched in 1993 and was the epitome of the middle classes - with nearly 130K sold in the first year. Last year only 55K were sold across the whole of Europe hence the decision to stop production. But Ford takes the top slot for the UK's best selling car - with the Fiesta and in 4th place, the Focus model.
  • DIY closures +

    DIY store Homebase is set to close approximately 60 stores over the next few weeks, threatening more than 1,000 jobs. The chain currently has 250 UK stores, employing around 12,000 staff.
  • Chewing gum +

    A estimated £60 million a year is spent cleaning chewing gum off pavements - a startling amount. More than 100,000 tons are consumed every year, but many have no idea that it contains plastic. Now supermarket chain Iceland have developed a a new product called 'Simply Gum' - which is made from a sap called chicle, extracted from a tree native to Central America.
  • Powder ban +

    The Government are considering restricting air passengers on carrying powders in hand luggage under a new security clampdown. Baby powder, cosmetics and coffee may be limited to no more than 12 ounces. Australia, New Zealand and America have already introduced the restrictions.
  • UK drink crisis +

    A shortage of food grade CO2 has led to some supermarkets rationing sales of fizzy drinks, beer and cider. Even bakery chain Warburtons has been forced to stop making crumpets and pubs across the the UK have run out of several brands of draught beer and cider... not good during the World Cup!
  • More store closures +

    The face of the UK High Street is changing in the wake of the economic slowdown. M&S, House of Fraser, Carpetright, Mothercare and New Look are all closing branches. Now John Lewis have announced that 5 Waitrose food stores are set to close - affecting more than 200 staff. Co-Op will take over four of the locations - 2 in Manchester, 1 in London and 1 in Birmingham.
  • 1
Sign up for our newsletter to receive exclusive offers and vouchers.


Receive HTML?

Joomla Extensions powered by Joobi

Weather

76°
24°
°F | °C
Clear
Humidity: 81%
Fri
Sunny
72 | 80
22 | 26
Sat
Partly Cloudy
73 | 80
22 | 26

Cigarette Prices

  (per carton)

B&H 49.50€
Berkeley 48.50€
Camel 46.50€
Embassy 51.50€
JPS 44€
L&B 47.50€
Marlboro 51.50€
Mayfair 44€
Silk Cut 49.50€

Tobacco 50gm x10

Golden Virginia 89.50€
Old Holborn 90€

mumsnet

What People Say

  • Upto date news and reports on things we have seen featured on tv

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9