Even Stillness Breathes Softly & Game of Thrones with Joe Dempsie

You’ve seen actor Joe Dempsie on the small screen as party animal Chris Miles in E4’s Skins and as blacksmith Gendry, the bastard son of King Robert Baratheon, in HBO’s Game of Thrones.

And now you can catch his stunning London stage debut at the Soho Theatre in Brad Birch’s brilliant and darkly comic play, Even Stillness Breathes Softly Against A Brick Wall, from now until 14 June.

Directed by Nadia Latif and starring Joe and Lara Rossi, who worked together previously on the TV drama Murder, Even Stillness follows a 20-something couple as they try to cope with life in a 21st-century world filled with Facebook, forums, phones, alarm clocks, rolling TV news, meal deals and meetings.

We caught up with Joe at the Soho Theatre for a chat about Even Stillness and how working on an intimate theatre production compares with the vast TV production Game of Thrones.

Check out the video to see Joe talk about his London stage debut, his character’s modern-day neuroses, cynicism and humour, working with actress Lara Rossi and director Nadia Latif, singing on stage, why you should go and see Even Stillness, working on season 3 of Game of Thrones, what he’d like to happen with Arya and Hotpie, on-set laughs with Maisie Williams and Ben Hawkey, what kind of king Gendry would make, and filming with Melisandre and leeches:

To give you a flavour of the play, watch the trailer below:

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