Thursday 14 December 2017

'Things are about to get a lot more intense in Redwater,' says actor Peter Campion

Kat and Alfie Moon, played by Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie, filming in Ireland. Photo: BBC
Kat and Alfie Moon, played by Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie, filming in Ireland. Photo: BBC
Peter Campion
Melanie Finn

Melanie Finn

A former Love/Hate star now in Redwater says tomorrow night's episode promises real edge-of-your-seat drama.

Actor Peter Campion, who plays Andrew in the six-part drama co-produced by the BBC, said viewers can expect a sizzling storyline.

"It all kicks off from Sunday onwards. Something happens with his wife Bernie and things just get a lot more intense for Andrew," said Peter.

"It's like a whole world of pressure just gets applied and the dynamic goes from zero to 90."

Peter Campion
Peter Campion

Peter added that viewers will also get to learn more about his relationship with his cousin, Kieran, with "lots of questions" being raised that will need answering.

Dubliner Peter (30), who recently had a baby girl with fellow actress and Red Rock star Valerie O'Connor (who plays Nikki Grogan), said he "had a ball" filming the EastEnders spin-off nearly a year ago.

"It was a real joy working down in the sunny south-east, it was like a working holiday," he said.

Peter also narrates RTE's First Dates Ireland, which is returning for a third series, and says he "thoroughly enjoys" working on such a feel-good show.

"I get clips of the couples that I'm talking about and it's just hilarious," he said.

"The people behind it are just lovely.

"They don't use it as an opportunity to portray anyone in a bad light.

"I occasionally meet people who've been on it on the street now and then, and I will make myself known to them."

Peter has also landed a role on Channel 4's new sitcom Derry Girls, which is set in Northern Ireland during the 1990s and was written by Lisa McGee, who is also behind TV series London Irish.

The drama takes place in the run-up to the 1994 IRA ceasefire.

Redwater is on RTE One tomorrow at 9.30pm


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