Saturday, 29 January 2011

Mikey North feels good about his work

You might not think that watching Gary cower and sweat in a panic while experiencing post traumatic stress is something that would inspire someone would you? But it has. Mikey North speaks to the Daily Record and says that he's had a man come up to him in the street and praise his storyline saying it inspired him to do something more with his life.

Mikey has done his research well, speaking to soldiers that have been through things like Gary has. He's been told that the flashbacks can occur any time and over a long period of time and are usually triggered by something. In Gary's case, it was the tram crash and carnage initially and, more recently, the idea of being confined in small spaces.

There's also a few spoilers about the upcoming spinoff on ITV2 on Monday night at 10:00 pm. The ITV.com short pieces about Gary's experiences in Afghanistan have proved so popular that they've filmed a 30 minute special called Gary's Army Diaries. We see Gary and Izzy moving in together and watching some of the video footage Gary shot while on duty with his best mate Quinny.

There's another interview with Mikey on the same subject through a link here. It should be very good and I, for one, will be watching it.

6 comments:

Frosty the Snowman said...

I am fed up now with Gary and his angst. Its going on for far too long and now he is out the army we are to get more and more of it. Good thing there werent all like him in the past world wars or where would be all be? I feel sorry for him but enough already!

Apple Cobbler said...

Agree with Frosty. The storyline started off well as an exploration of the emotional agony these soldiers must go through and yes they will have flashbacks. But his constant outbursts and temper tantrums are becoming more frequent & annoying. However, it's not like the scriptwriters are going to come up with an original plot for Gary any time soon- when was the last original storyline?

seapenguin said...

I think this is a really interesting storyline which hasn't fully played out yet,and Mikey's been splendid throughout.

Tvor said...

If he'd just had one or two episodes and then it was dropped, people would be complaining about that too. I think this is a realistic storyline and it *is* original for Corrie and Mikey North is playing the hell out of it!

Apple Cobbler said...

Tvor, I agree North's an excellent actor and the story *is* original just there probably won't be any plot twists that are original knowing the current uninspired scripts.

Martin Rosen said...

What is ITV2 my telly only receives 5 channels !

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