RTS North West Awards and FFF
posted by barbz       22 Nov       categories: events      

Nico has attended a few events recently and I’ve uploaded some pictures that you can see now clicking on the miniatures below. The first album is from the RTS North West Awards ceremony in which Common won for Best script writer and Best drama (CONGRATULATIONS!). The second one is from the Foyle Film Festival from yesterday in Northern Ireland and a little interview.

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New project: “My Dad Keith”
posted by barbz       13 Oct       categories: radio: my dad keith      

Apparently Nico is going to represent a radio play (?) on BBC Radio 4 the next 28th November at 2.15 (UK time). This project called My Dad Keith“is written by Maxine Peake who has previously worked with Nico in The Village and is directed by Michelle Choudhry.


Picture of Mike Joyce on twitter

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Nico as young Tim Burgess in The Charlatans ‘Talking In Tones’ video
posted by barbz       23 Sep       categories: videos      

The Charlatans have released the video for ‘Talking In Tones’, the lead single from their as-yet-untitled 12th album.
The video was directed by Nik Colk Void of Factory Floor and stars actor Nico Mirallegro as a young version of frontman Tim Burgess. ‘Talking In Tones’ will be released on September 29 while the band will play a one-off gig at The Garage in London, on October 20. NME

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New layout
posted by barbz       14 Sep       categories: nmweb      

Hi guys! So finally I uploaded the new look on Nico Mirallegro Web with that recent shoot for Rollacoaster Magazine. Hope you like it because its quite different from the previous one (more lightly). Send me your thoughst on twitter (@nmirallegroweb) (:

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Into Film new video
posted by barbz       9 Aug       categories: videos      

Here there is a new video of Nico promoting Shakespeare for Into Film. It quite funny so take a look! (:

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“Common” DVD
posted by barbz       6 Aug       categories: buy, tv: common      

You can now pre-order the DVD of Common in Amazon UK (£15.69). It will be released on September 15 and for the moment it doesn’t seem to include much of extra material :(. Don’t forget to pre-order it to be the first to have it!

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“Common” Screencaps
posted by barbz       18 Jul       categories: tv: common      

I’ve uploaded more than 1.000 screencaps of Nico in Common, that premiered two weeks ago. Enjoy!

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BBC Manchester radio interview
posted by barbz       6 Jul       categories: audio, tv: common      

Here there is an audio interview with Nico and Colin McKeown talking about Common

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BBC Breakfast interview
posted by barbz       6 Jul       categories: tv: common, videos      

Nico and Common executive producer Colin McKeown were interviewed a few days ago about the film and here is a video of it thanks to our friend Irish Girl. Enjoy and remember than Common premieres tonight! Tune BBC One at 9pm (UK time)

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What’s On TV interview
posted by barbz       1 Jul       categories: interview, tv: common      

Ex Hollyoaks star Nico Mirallegro talks about his shocking new role in Common, Jimmy McGovern’s BBC1’s powerful new feature-length drama (Sunday, July 6), and why it was a wrench to leave Hollyoaks…

You play Johnjo O’Shea, a teenager who gets arrested for murder simply because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time…
“Yes. Johnjo is 17 and very young for his age. Then one night he drives his cousin and his cousin’s mates out to a pizza place. Everything seems totally fine and then a fight breaks out and somebody gets stabbed.”

Although Johnjo isn’t involved in the killing, why is he prosecuted?
“It’s really shocking because he hasn’t actually done anything wrong. He just drove his cousin for a pizza – that’s how innocent he is! But he’s prosecuted under something called ‘joint endeavour’ (where an innocent person can be jailed for a crime committed by a group they’re involved with), which I didn’t know anything about before playing Johnjo. But it’s definitely something that needs changing.”

Johnjo’s family then fight to stop him going on trial, don’t they?
“Yes. He comes from a good family. He’s haemophiliac and has been wrapped up in cotton wool all his life, especially by his mum Coleen (Jodhi May), who’s very protective. That’s why for him to get dragged into something like this is so wrong.”

Do you have a lot of sympathy with Johnjo’s situation?
“I’ve thought about it a lot. It must be haunting for a normal young lad at 17 to be dragged into something like this. The most frightening thing is that it could happen to me now, even as an actor. It could happen to anybody if you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time. It’s a horrible feeling.”

You play the lead in this alongside the likes of Danny Mays and Robert Pugh. How was that?
“Terrifying! It’s a cast you dream to work with, but to be the main focal point is daunting! I just hope people think I’ve done the role justice.”

Did you feel a need to unwind after the intensity of filming something like this?
“Yes. There’s always a good hour where your adrenaline is still going and you’re still pumped from the scene and thinking, ‘I should have tried it a different way’. I just ring my parents.”

With roles in My Mad Fat Diary, The Village and now Common, you’ve moved on a lot since your Hollyoaks days playing emo teenager Newt…
“It was hard to leave Hollyoaks because I was 18 and I was earning a nice bit of money and the cast had become like family after four years on the show. But I really wanted to try and push to do new things and challenge myself, so I’m glad I’ve done it now.”

Jimmy McGoverns new drama Common airs on Sunday at 9pm, BBC1. Source

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