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Saturday 23 August 2014

Chris Addison is fed up playing "pathetic" characters.

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Peter Capaldi and Chris Addison - In The Loop
Peter Capaldi and Chris Addison - In The Loop
The cast of the film 'In The Loop'. (Left to right) Chris Addison, director Armando Iannucci, Tom Hollander, Gina McKee and Peter Capaldi, arrive at the gala premiere, at the Curzon Mayfair in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 1, 2009. See PA story SHOWBIZ Loop. Picture credit should read: Yui Mok/PA
The cast of the film 'In The Loop'. (Left to right) Chris Addison, director Armando Iannucci, Tom Hollander, Gina McKee and Peter Capaldi, arrive at the gala premiere, at the Curzon Mayfair in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday April 1, 2009. S

British actor Chris Addison is fed up of playing "pathetic" characters.

The 'Skins' star – who plays "evil" college director Professor David Blood in the E4 teen drama series – is tired of always appearing in TV shows and movies as bad guys, and is worried directors have typecast him in such roles because they think he is an "evil s**t".

Speaking at the UK Premiere of new film 'The Look of Love' at London's Leicester Square last night (15.04.13), Chris – who plays Tony Power, editor of fictional magazine Men Only, in the film - told BANG Showbiz: "I'd just like to play loads of different things to see what I can do. It would be nice to play someone less pathetic. But I don't, maybe that’s me now, maybe that's the way that I’m cast.

"I hope it's something that they've seen in previous characters that I play rather than it's something that directors constantly imagine about me. 'Oh, yeah, yeah, he seems like a bit of a weird cast. The evil s**t. We'll cast him.

"I was the evil headmaster in 'Skins', I’m the man who brings death and destruction in this story – I can’t figure out how this has happened. I think I’m quite a nice guy."

The 41-year-old comedian plays arrogant Ollie Reeder in 'The Thick of It' and portrays hapless aide Toby Wright in 'In The Loop' – a satirical spin-off movie from the comedy TV series – and while he admits his alter-ego in the TV series isn't a bad person, his part in the film makes up for that.

He added: "Ollie in the 'Thick of It' is not necessarily bad although his counterpart in the film is such a s**t."

Other stars of 'The Look of Love' – a biopic of porn magnate Paul Raymond, who was known as the King of Soho - who took to the red carpet at the premiere included Anna Friel, Tamsin Egerton, Dara O'Briain and director Michael Winterbottom.

Source Bang Showbiz

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