Belfast Telegraph

Monday 21 April 2014

Murray: Hudson movie 'civilised'

Bill Murray enjoyed his 'civilised hours' while filming in England

Bill Murray has confessed he made the most of the "civilised" working hours on the set of his latest movie.

The veteran actor takes on the role of four-term US president Franklin Roosevelt in Hyde Park On Hudson, which examines a weekend spent by the British royal family at Roosevelt's country estate in New York.

Despite being set in America, the film, directed by Brit Roger Michell, was shot in England.

"It was the most civilised work I've ever had," Murray explained.

"You came to work at a normal hour, then at 5.30 in the afternoon it was like, 'OK, we're done.'

"Then you drive home and you watch the sunset every day, I couldn't believe it.

"You don't work like that in America. You work these insane hours where you go to work in the dark and you come home in the dark, you never see the light."

The 62-year-old has earned a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of Roosevelt, but admitted that taking on one of America's most famous figures was a daunting prospect.

"He's a towering figure, and people cried like babies when Roosevelt died, they didn't think we could go on without him," he said.

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