Friday 20 October 2017

'It's like they changed their numbers or something' - Irish Game of Thrones star Jack Gleeson can't get in touch with his old co-stars

Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) and Margaery (Natalie Dormer) during a scene from 'Game Of Thrones' Purple Wedding
Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) and Margaery (Natalie Dormer) during a scene from 'Game Of Thrones' Purple Wedding
Jack Gleeson

Irish actor Jack Gleeson has revealed his Game of Throes co-stars don't keep in touch with him.

Shortly after his character King Joffrey Baratheon was killed off in 2014, Gleeson (24) concentrated on his theatre company, Collapsing Horse - which he set up with his fellow Trinity College friends in 2011.

He may have left the world of big-budget TV behind him but that doesn't mean Gleeson doesn't miss his old friends and co-stars from the hit HBO series.

In a recent interview with Out and About New York on satellite channel Irish TV, the actor admitted that he misses his old pals but he can't get in touch with them.

Jack Gleeson
Jack Gleeson

"It’s weird. It’s like they changed their numbers or something. It would be nice to see them," he said.

The actor then went on to explain how he is enjoying working on his theatre troupe's comic puppet show Bears in Space, which recently finished a successful run Off Broadway and filled a packed-out convention hall at New York Comic Con.

“Obviously I am acting, but the enjoyment for me comes from so much more than the acting," he said.

“It comes from the collaboration and the camaraderie and just being part of something that you feel less of a cog in a big wheel.

He added: "I’m not a good enough actor to actually engage emotionally with the characters so I very much turn up and learn the lines and try and do a good job."

Cameron MacAulay, Aaron Heffernan, Jack Gleeson and Eoghan Quinn rehearse for 'Bears in Space'.Photo: Steve Humphreys
Cameron MacAulay, Aaron Heffernan, Jack Gleeson and Eoghan Quinn rehearse for 'Bears in Space'.Photo: Steve Humphreys

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