Your upcoming film A Killer
Conversation - what is it about, and
what can you tell us about your character?
is what I would call a dark comedy, itís brilliantly
written and very funny. I was told that the script had been sitting around for
about twenty odd years, but believe me, itís as fresh as the day the ink
first dried. The characters bring the script to life. I play the part of a
masked burglar, and I enjoyed every moment of it.
How did you get involved with the project in the first place, and
what convinced you to do it?
I had worked alongside actress Melanie Denholme [Melanie
Denholme interview - click here] before,
in The Dark
Watchers: Women in Black, we worked well together and became
friends. Melanie sent me an email, asking me if I wanted to
be in a film she was producing, she sent me a copy of the script, and
within reading the first page, I was hooked, it was four yeses from me!
In classic outlaw style,
your face from the nose down is covered by a bandana for the entire film.
Did that at all feel odd?
it did feel a little strange at first but it was ok, it just meant that I
had to use more body language to express my emotions - as they say actions
speak louder than words.
How did you approach your role
in the first place?
was a bit of a challenge for me, as believe it or not Iím a nice guy. I
did some research and looked at some video crime reconstructions of
burglars and hostage situations, this helped me a lot.
With A Killer
Conversation being a comedy - to what degree could you relate to the movie's a tad
absurd brand of humour, and do you consider yourself a humourous person?
was funny right from the word go, itís one of those
films where you laugh at things that are so wrong but you just canít help
is a part of this film that should have taken a few minutes to shoot, but
because the scene was so funny and had us in tears of laughter, it took up
to half an hour or more to get the take.
am a humorous person, but to it has to be funny to make me laugh - A
Killer Conversation is one of those films, so donít miss it!
few words A Killer
Conversation's director Davd V.G. Davies [David
V.G. Davies interview - click here],
and what was your collaboration like?
Rudy Barrow, Ryan Hunter, Melanie Denholme
is the first time Iíve worked with Davd V.G Davis. Heís a top director
and camera man, it was very easy to work under his direction. David has a
passion for getting it right, he is also a very funny guy, and we got on
really well, I look forward to working with him again.
What can you tell
us about your co-stars Melanie Denholme [Melanie
Denholme interview - click here] and Ryan Hunter [Ryan Hunter Interview - click here], and what was it
like working with them?
was a real pleasure work alongside Melanie Denholme and Ryan Hunter.
worked with Melanie before in The Dark
Watchers: Women in Black - Melanie
Denholme is a very talented professional actress, and
producer, funny as ever, and easy on the eye too. She
had so many lines and some very long monologues ... I was in awe of her
Ryan Hunter, another professional, oh my word! This guy is such a great actor,
again lots of lines and very long monologues, Ryan puts the F into funny,
the man is a star, a real pleasure to work with.
I just happen to know (as I'm
talking about myself) that the writer of A Killer
Conversation was on set for the entire shoot. Was this at all helpful, or just my and
the director's egos clashing over every little detail?
Melanie Denholme, Rudy Barrow, Ryan Hunter,
Michael Haberfelner, Paul Hobday, David V.G. Davies, Adam Lanfranchi
was indeed very handy having your good self on set, you helped us to
bring the characters and script to life, your help, comments and direction
were most welcome by us all, attention to detail is what makes a
good film ... and as far as I could see, there were no bad clashes with the
Conversation was shot in a mere three days - what kind of
strain did this put on you as an actor, and what can you tell us about the
on-set atmosphere? And any on-set anecdotes you'd like to share?
late to bed and up at the crack of dawn, I remember one time we only had
about 2 hours sleep in a 24 hour period ... it was indeed a tough one but
not one of us moaned, we just got on with it and got the job done.
during the shoot of A Killer
Conversation, someone (it
wasn't me) suggested a sequel. Seriously, did you initially think this was
a good idea or even doable?
right, even before the end of the shoot, we all wanted a sequel - yes it was
that good, we wanted more!!!
Let's go back to the
beginnings of your career: What got you into acting in the first place,
and did you receive any formal education on the subject?
school I had a choice between history or drama, guess which lessons I
far back as I can remember, and thatís a long time ago, Iíve always
wanted to be an actor, and over the years Iíve had more drama lessons
and have attended improv classes, which has helped me achieve my high
standard of acting.
you still remember your first time in front of a movie camera, and what
can you tell us about that experience?
coin a phrase, you always remember your first time ... yes it was back in
1987 I had a message on my cassette tape answering machine, I was to play
the part of a police officer in a sci-fi movie called Split Second
- I was
very nervous, but got through it, the experience was like an adrenaline
rush and I needed more ... hey look at me now!
During your career, you have worked with Philip Gardiner [Philip
Gardiner interview - click here], a good friend of this site,
quite a few times. What can you tell us about him and your collaborations
winning director, producer, camera man and distinguished author, Philip
Gardiner is the man, heís a living ledged, a visionary,
one who sees what other canít, he pushes the film boundaries to the max
and achieves outstanding results from everyone involved.
far Iíve been in three of Philip Gardinerís films, The Dark
Watchers: The Women in Black,
Awesome Killer Auditions and Exorcist Chronicles - itís always exciting
and Iíve enjoyed every moment, and I canít wait for the next one!!
Any other films of yours you'd like to talk about, any
really looking forward to being in the sequel of A Killer
second instalment of this rib tickling tale. Itís just a case of
waiting until all the actors can get time off all together.
keep a look out for
Awesome Killer Auditions, which should be out on DVD
very soon, hereís a short trailer www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxoJ-ydt9_o
funny, sexy and scary.
miss this one!
is the latest film in which I play a lead role, I
play the part of father Jan. The
film is about demonic
possessions that are on the increase, and two specialists are brought in
and uncover a dark and terrifying worldwide plot. Iím
very excited about this move, check out the trailer: vimeo.com/49015872.
How would you describe yourself as an
I would say Iím kind of cool, passionate about each and every
performance, reliable and dedicated to the cause.
Actors who inspire you?
Hauer, Michael Caine, Jeremy Brett, Dawn French, Jason Statham, Samuel L.
Jackson, Laurence Fishburne, Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford and Christian
acting, you are also a singer with the Rocksteady Allstars. What
can you tell us about your band and your musical influences?
My mother use to sing to me a lot around the house (mainly opera), she
introduced me to all kinds of music, and I guess it rubbed off on me.
Singing and acting are my two main passions.
Rocksteady Allstars are a 7 piece band comprising of three singers a
drummer, bass guitar and two lead guitars, Iím one of the singers.
Iíve been with the band since December 2011, I love rocksteady and
reagge music, I grew up with it, so it was very easy for me to learn and
sing the songs.
influences include James Brown, Desmond Dekker, Toots and the Maytals,
The Melodians, The Heptones, Phylis Dillon, Bob Marley, Janet Kay and
Blade Runner, Aliens vs Predators, Terminator, Equilibrium,
White Chicks, Battleship,
all the Die Hard-movies and Transporter.
... and of course, films you really
canít think of any film that I really deplore, but if it canít hold my
attention within the first
few minutes, I just wonít watch it.
Your website, Facebook, whatever else?
out the free Awesome online magazine, you can find me on there as
well as other amazing actors, gorgeous models news, films, music, books,
real life stories, competitions and lots more!
can also find me at links below
Facebook - www.facebook.com/rudolph.barrow
Star Now - www.starnow.co.uk/rudolphbarrow
Rocksteady Allstars - www.rocksteadyallstars.com
else you are dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
looking for two things, I would like to sing an original song, so if there
are any song writers out there, please contact me.
other thing is, Iím dying to make an action movie where I can show off
riding skills, a sort of a cross between Terminator, Blade and
rolled into one.
film makers, directors, producers out there up for this?
can contact me on
for the interview!
thanks for having me on here, it's a great web site!