Darren Jamieson

Nick Nevern Interview for White Collar Hooligan

July 7, 2012

Darren Jamieson

White Collar HooliganThe British hooligan film ‘Rise and Fall of a White Collar Hooligan’ came out on DVD this week, and we caught up with the film’s star, Nick Nevern, to see what makes him tick.

WhatDVD.Net: From your recent credit list it looks as though you’re working 24/7 – how do you find the time to make so many pictures?

Nick: I don’t really, but its my job i love it… You cant complain if you are working lol

WhatDVD.Net: It’s said that 99% of actors are out of work, what made you want to become an actor in such a competitive industry?

Nick: Cos boy I like those odds 😉

WhatDVD.Net: White Collar Hooligan features some pretty gritty scenes, have you experienced or witnessed hooliganism in real life?

Nick: I have yeah, but never been involved in it really. Few lads from round my way do it and i just stand next to em at the football so i look hard 😉

WhatDVD.Net: The posters for WCH show you as looking like someone not to be messed with – are you anything like your character Mike Jacobs in real life?

Nick: No, not now a days, no way. I used to love to fight as a kid but now its my face that gets me work so id rather not

WhatDVD.Net: What was it about WCH that attracted you to the project?

Nick: The people that made it. Im big fans of all of them and they are all my friends so it was a no brainer for me. Plus the story was so different, I had to get involved.

WhatDVD.Net: Who inspires you as an actor?

Nick: From America, Pacino and Deniro from the UK Tom Hardy

WhatDVD.Net: Which of your films to date are you most proud of and why?

Nick: Its not out yet and im yet to see even a cut of it but i got to say RIOT. I just felt while i was doing it that this is some of the best ‘acting’ ive ever done and i just hope that transfers well into the film… Look out for it soon

WhatDVD.Net: How does acting differ between TV and film and did you find it hard to make the switch?

Nick: I love doing TV but its very mechanical. A lot of the time you don’t know anyone and its very ‘do the job and go home’ type stuff. With the film game your always meeting up with friends and theres a more chilled out environment (for the actors i mean… the producers and directors and going crazy lol)
I loved making the transition just cos when i made my movie TERRY one journalist said ‘This will no doubt help people know about this bit part TV actor’ and i didn’t like that one bit lol

WhatDVD.Net: How does working so hard, often on location, affect your social life – how do you relax at the end of the day or between films?

Nick: Social life??? Whats that??? At the end of a film im looking for the next one straight away lol. If I’m not acting I’m writing or directing. Mate let me tell you I can’t have a normal life. No girlfriend no nights out with the lads but like i say… It’s my job and i love it

WhatDVD.Net: Are there any roles you would dearly love to play further down the road?

Nick: I’ll give anything a go. I’m not bad you know 😉

Follow me on twitter if you like, @NickNevern

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Darren has enjoyed an interest in film for many years, studying the subject at Newport Film School where he worked on the film ‘Cop on the Edge IX: Prelude to Justice‘ in a directing and acting capacity. The official site can be enjoyed here. Darren setup WhatDVD.Net in 2003 to further his love of films and to write passionately about the movies he enjoys, and about those that he doesn’t.

Although his day-to-day activities mean that he now has less time to review movies than he would ideally prefer, he still tries to review new releases, and DVDs from his extensive collection, whenever possible.
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