Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Oliver Farnworth reveals secrets of the Corrie cellar

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog October 2017, reposted to this blog with permission.)

Oliver Farnworth, who plays Andy Carver on Coronation Street, was interviewed on ITV's Lorraine this morning, in which he talked about his current storyline, being held hostage by Pat Phelan.

When Lorraine asked him if it was a real cellar that Corrie filmed in, Oliver revealed the behind-the-scenes secrets about how they film it.

Oliver Farnworth on ITV's Lorraine today
He said: "They've rented a massive studio space in Manchester and it's purpose built so it's not in situ, not in someone's house. The attention to detail is fantastic, it's really grimy and grotty and when you go in there you really feel kind of...  it's damp and it's dark and there's really not much acting required."

Despite the set being realistic, Oliver insisted Connor McIntyre is far less scary than his character Pat Phelan. He said: "Conor is a brilliant actor and a lovely man to work with. We found this way of working, where we pick apart the script. And that's the joy of it, when you're handed a script like that as an actor you just want to do it the utmost justice and go to these extreme lengths."

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