Sunday, 6 September 2015

Watch: Colson Smith's live episode video diary

In the run up to Coronation Street live's episode, the official ITV Corrie site have given Colson Smith (Craig Tinker) a camera to video his rehearsals and show it online.

The first instalment from Colson's diary is online now and it's a three minute gem.  Colson tells us he's nervous about doing the live episode, especially as he's never done any live theatre before. He reveals that he's going to be in the live episode for six scenes and as he rips open his script for the live episode, he tells us the first word uttered will be 'Back...'

Colson tells us how he learns his lines for Corrie and we also see him at the hairdressers. As the cast have filmed everything leading up to the live episode, and beyond, some eight weeks ago, it's important for continuity that haircuts are the same as they were eight weeks ago.

The next instalment of Colson's video diary will be Thursday this week, 10 September. I'm looking forward to it already.

Watch instalment one here.

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Catman said...

I believe the good folks of ITV know they have a future treasure in young Colson. You just can't manufacture charisma. He seems exceptionally balanced, and one can hope he stays that way. He may be in one job for life.

Anonymous said...

"one job for life." Ah, don't wish that on the lad. Many happy returns to the Street, we hope, but also a chance to explore elsewhere and spread his wings.

Catman said...

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