Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 26 July 2014

Status Quo pair in big screen debut

Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi arrive at the premiere of new film Bula Quo

Status Quo stars Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi rocked out London's Leicester Square at the premiere of their first film Bula Quo!.

The 64-year-olds make their big screen debut in the action movie, which is set in Fiji.

Rick and Francis first tried their hand at acting with a cameo in Coronation Street in 2005 when they performed at Les Battersby's wedding.

But Rick confessed: "If I'm honest with you, I thought we were appalling in Coronation Street. But the stunt co-ordinator said we'd like to do a movie with you and we were highly surprised and highly delighted. And especially the fact we've now pulled it off."

Francis added: "Normally bands just make documentaries but it's a real movie and that's what it had to be for us. And it's in 200 cinemas, we thought it would go straight to DVD."

The film sees the rockers on the run with their manager, played by ex-EastEnder Craig Fairbrass, after they accidentally get on the wrong side of a shady gangster, played by the American comedian John Lovitz.

Bula Quo!, directed by Stuart St Paul, also stars Laura Aikman, Matt Kennard and Jean Heard.

It is released in cinemas on Friday.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Leo:

You have an exciting opportunity to make a fresh start. Changing your look, establishing a healthier lifestyle and getting in shape are among the possibilities. It's important for you to be as active as possible. Even going for a brisk walk on your lunch hour can have a dramatic impact on your appearance. You exude an attractive glow when you take regular exercise. A romantic relationship is heating up. A home improvement project will go very well, so long as you hire a competent professional.More