published a long interview with Andy Conlan in their July 2005
issue. Here is
"Casting's something that
I had very strong ideas about, and still do. What I was
determined about was that 'The Magic Movie' would have a key
cast that was cinematic, could hold the frame theatrically,
didn't 'act" and who instantly looked like movie actors,
not television soap opera actors.
I was also very adamant that
I wanted an international looking cast. A small handful
of roles were cast before I'd even written the script. . .
. The main name we had in the cast was one of the first actors
to come on board.
Michael Hurst had read an early version of the screenplay and was
enthusiastic from that moment on. His scenes are some of
the funniest in the film and he really performed them with a very
rare kind of relish."
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read the complete interview.