Sunday, 10 February 2013

telstar

I watched Telstar - The Joe Meek Story off the digibox last month. It was a good film, though a sad story. The lead actor, Con O'Neill was very good, but doesn't look like he's done anything else notable, which is always striking when you see such a good performance. Looks like he came out of musical theatre (it's possible that I saw him in Blood Brothers, though he may not have still been in it when I saw it), and the film was based on a play. It would be interesting to seek out interview footage of Joe Meek to see how accurate his accent in particular was. Of course, here's one on Youtube; the film accent was less RP, more regional (he was from Gloucestershire).