Sunday, March 30, 2008

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

FAQATT NEWS...update

for those of you asking/searching the blog...

...latest from BBC Films...

Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel

Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel

BBC Films and HBO Films present a Doglamp production

Shaun Of The Dead meets Back To The Future in Gareth Carrivick's debut feature Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel.

Chris O'Dowd, Marc Wootton, Dean Lennox Kelly star as three ordinary blokes who may hold the fate of the entire world in their hands when they discover a rift in the space-time continuum in the gents' of their local pub.

Chris O'Dowd, Marc Wootton, Dean Lennox Kelly, Anna Faris
Directed by:
Gareth Carrivick
Directed by:
Jamie Mathieson
Neil Peplow, Justin Anderson Smith
Executive Producers:
Joe Oppenheimer, David M Thompson
Sales Agent:
HBO Enterprises
UK Distributor:
UK Release Date:

Monday, March 24, 2008


see Marc in Gavin and Stacey...

click HERE to watch

This episode will be broadcast on BBC3 on Sunday 30th March 2008 at 9pm

"something quite beautiful about that, isn't there?"

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Marc News...Exposed and Gavin and Stacey...4 on Demand

Marc appears in the second series of Gavin and Stacey which begins on BBC3 tonight at 9pm - read more in the interview below...

Interview by Luke Knowles with Ruth Jones:

Last week I was lucky enough to speak to actress and Gavin & Stacey writer Ruth Jones. The series which premiered on BBC3 last year has become a favourite of mine. The series scooped Ruth and writing partner James Corden the best comedy newcomer and best new TV comedy prizes at the 2007 British Comedy Awards. Ruth might be known now for her role as Nessa but she’s had a long TV career from ITV1’s Fat Friends to playing lesbian barmaid Mafanway in a little-known BBC3 series called Little Britain. And with Gavin & Stacey returning for a seven-part second series on Sunday, it was scoop I wanted.
Q - How Have things changed for you and James since the success of the first series and what’s the best thing the success has bought you?
Nothing essential has changed - we've become a lot busier with work that's for sure and it's all very exciting, but we haven't bought a holiday home in Florida or anything!

Q - Has the success surprised you?
We've been delighted by how popular the show has become - and particularly the universality of its appeal. All ages seem to like it - it's a real one-size-fits-all kind of a show I think.

Q - Congratulations on your British Comedy awards. Can you give us an exclusive on where you keep the awards? Are they hidden in an underground lair somewhere?
The production company, Baby Cow, keeps the best new comedy award and James and I have got our newcomer awards, Mine's well displayed, don't you worry, I make sure people pass it when they come through the door - "What - that? Oh that's just my best female newcomer award."

Q - What are the benefits of airing on BBC3 then moving to BBC2?
Primarily, being on BBC3 means of course that it gets more airings so more people get a chance to see it if they miss the original broadcast. But more people actually watch BBC2 because it's terrestrial so it's swings and roundabouts. We feel very grateful to BBC3 - they were fully behind it from the start. They did a great job with the publicity - did you see our trendy trail first time round? And then BBC2 have shown it twice which is brilliant! Last Saturday, they did a whole Gavin & Stacey night and showed the whole series back to back. We've had so much support from both channels - we've been really lucky.

Q - Was this series easier to write as you knew the cast and their characters or did you find it harder to follow it up knowing how well the first series was received?
The second series was sometimes harder to write - mainly because we were under more pressure timewise. We started writing last April and had to get it finished to film in October. Also when we were writing the first series, would be going out and often we'd get these positive reviews the next day which made us think 'oh my God, can we do it a second time?' Having such a great cast of actors really helped us though with writing for the characters that they had essentially brought to life.

Q - At the end of the last series, we knew Nessa was pregnant with Smithy’s child. Nessa approached Smithy at the wedding but couldn’t bring herself to tell him. Does the second series continue where we left off and do Smithy and Nessa have any feelings for each other?
Smithy and Nessa aren't ever going to have feelings for each other - they just happen to have had some good sex together but that's as far as it goes. And of course now they're left with the prospect of possibly being parents to the same child - if Nessa chooses to have the baby that is!. Basically the story picks up after the honeymoon.

Q - The show is called Gavin & Stacey but it is as much about their friends and family. Is everyone from series one back?
Yes - everyone's back including Pete (Adrian Scarborough) and Dawn (Julia Davis) who are such brilliant characters. We're also really lucky to have Sheridan Smith in a couple of episodes playing Smithy's sister. She's fabulous.

Q - Can we expect any guest appearances in the new series?

As well as Sheridan, we've also got the lovely and brilliant Marc Wootton in one of the episodes. James and I are big fans of Marc's. He's such a talented performer.
to read the interview in full click HERE

You can also watch Marc on Channel 4's on demand service 4oD by clicking: HERE

Monday, March 10, 2008



Weird World: How Bizarre Is...

Marc Wootton

The strangest thing Marc Wootton has had in his mouth was
'his teacher's cock'. and it gets worse

marc wootton

Marc Wootton was the talent behind Cyderdelic, My New Best Friend, and the magnificent Shirley Ghostman. And you really should already be watching his new show Marc Wootton Exposed (Sundays, 10pm, BBC3). He likes apes,
Muppets and all animals, despite an unfortunate incident with a mouse...

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever had in your mouth?

Umm, I can’t think. My teacher's cock? That’s not
actually that weird is it? That’s just what most school
kids go through. Erm, I don’t know. Can we move on?

Do you collect anything weird?
I’m obsessed with monkeys, and I collect lots of
monkey things, Planet of the Apes especially.
Anything from Planet of the Apes, Beneath the Planet
of the Apes
, Escape from Planet of the Apes, Conquest
of the Planet of the Apes
. I’m not that into Battle of the
Planet of the Apes
because it got a bit weak by then.
I also collect a lot of Muppet memorabilia. I’ve got a replica
Kermit and BT phone cards of each of the Muppet characters.

Why monkeys?
I think the reason that I love monkeys is that people complicate
life when in actual fact it is about playing, eating and shagging.
And monkeys do just that. They don’t bother with mortgages,
little concrete houses, pavements, silly little
monkey cars, emails and mobile phones. You wouldn't
find a monkey forcing a another monkey to work extremely
long hours for low pay just to keep himself in trainers. They just
shag, play, eat and sleep. And that’s
what we should do. I always look to the monkeys for guidance and think,
‘What would a monkey do here?’

What’s the biggest animal you’ve ever killed?
Shirley Ghostman killed a dog by shoving all the
pieces of Buckaroo up its arse. But me, it’s a mouse.
I caught a mouse using one of those humane traps but then didn’t know what to do with it, so I let him go in some water thinking he might drown, but he swam and swam. I felt really guilty and awful. I couldn’t just leave him to drown, so I scooped him into a
carrier bag and… killed him. I don’t know what came over me.
It was weird. I feel terrible.

Do you ever hear voices?
My nan was a paranoid schizophrenic and she definitely heard voices. She came to stay with us at one point and it was just the weirdest time, feeling quite unnerved by this quite ancient lady
kind of having proper full on
conversations with kettles and people “on the air”.
I would help her act out these huge flights of fantasy
and encourage her.

Once she put a pillow up her front
and went round to our
next-door neighbours
and told the wife that her husband had got her
pregnant. She once told my mum that she had my
sisters and I at the bottom of the garden and was
going to kill us. She hadn’t at all, We were all sat round
the table waiting for dinner to be served. Scary lady.

What’s the closest to death you’ve ever come?
We’d always end Cyderdelic by laying in traffic.
I had a few close shaves on that show. After a while you’d done the
show so many times you started thinking
that unsuspecting motorists know the end, but of course they
don’t. I had some close shaves and I got hit
once, which was a good ending to the show.

What’s the biggest animal that you’ve ever ridden?
I rode my next-door neighbour’s cat and broke its legs.
That’s not true. I just threatened to do that. I said, “If you come round here any more, wise guy, I’m going to ride your cat
and break its
legs.” I didn’t really. I wish I had.

Do you have any fetishes?
I wish I was a bit more unusual and I could say that I loved
fucking people’s eyes in but I really don’t have any extreme
fetishes, I’m quite boring.
Is wearing women like shoes a fetish? No, I don’t
have that fetish. I’m trying to think
but I don’t have anything weird. I don’t think, ‘Oh god,
I like disabledies rubbing up against me’. I’d love to say
something rock and roll but I’d be lying.

Have you ever wet yourself through fear?
No, but I wet myself when I was doing an episode
of at Bayswater ice skating rink. I was told
that I couldn’t wet myself for health and safety reasons
but I just drank loads and weed all
over the ice. You got that mistiness.
It looked like an old Top of the Pops dry ice
number. It was the episode that never got shown
because the guy flipped out about it.

Have you ever had an imaginary friend?
Spanner Man wasn’t an imaginary friend but more like a kind of
another version of me. You’d never see us in the same place.
I used to get out an adjustable
spanner and be like, “Where’s Marc? Have you seen Marc?
No? Oh well, Spanner Man’s here!”

If you had to have sex with an animal, what would you choose?
A little marmoset. Not intercourse sex because it would
find that pretty stressful with its tiny little orifices.
But marmosets have mini little hands, and those around
your cock would make it look huge.

If you had to choose between necrophilia,
coprophilia and bestiality, which would you choose?

I think it would have to be necrophilia because it
would be the least stressful. If there was a crowd of
people watching me doing it with my dead nan and clapping
in time with the strokes, I would find that really quite
stressful. But if it was just me and my nan and we were in
a little place and no one knew, she’s dead so she’s not really
there, so it’s just a case of closing your
eyes and pretending it’s someone else. And
their hands would be able to grip stuff, like my
little replica Kermit that you can move and pose.
I imagine that you can pose dead people to do stuff
if the rigor mortis has set in, which would make it all easier.

Not an ape then?
I reckon that they would be pretty rough. I think I’d be
pretty scared. You’d get thumped on the back. I don’t
think that I would be able to get it up because I would
be so anxious that it was going to hit me with its big
thumping fists. At least with a dead person you wouldn’t
have to think about their feelings. It’s a guilt free bit of fun.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008


HUGE thanks to the wonderful Adrian Myers for these amazing new images from EXPOSED

to read more about Adrian and the shoot - click HERE

***AND Marc will be appearing in the second series of Gavin and Stacey which starts on BBC3 on March 16th 2008 - more news coming soon....***