SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Stephen Hope Wynne: I am Stephen Hope-Wynne a British born and based screen actor, writer and producer working across all media and entertainment platforms including games, advertising, etc
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actor?
Stephen Hope Wynne: I was born into a musician and actor family professionally established in theatre, opera and classical music. Growing up in theatres, sleeping in orchestra pits and generally living and breathing as a child and teenager with music and theatre, classical music, mythology and constant literary influences made me a communicator without my choice.
SKSM: How did you become involved in Bike Dollar Baby film?
Stephen Hope Wynne: With out fully recalling how it came to be I was asked, I think, do an online Skype audition while the production team were actually based in China which was quite astonishing at the time. Vaguely, for my audition piece, I recall doing a dialogue excerpt from MOON which I adapted into a schizophrenic MONOLOGUE of the two person dialogue between established character SAM BELL and his newly arrived and harrowingly conflicting person-double SAM BELL. Gladly, the guys liked it and selected me to participate in the Production.
SKSM: What do you think it is about the story that attracts people so much?
Stephen Hope Wynne: The tooth an dnail teetering unpredictability of which way the story is about to turn and the tipping point of anyone’s paranoia, which, at some point in everyone’s lives we have all seen and can have found ourselves surprisingly victims to.
SKSM: Did you have to audition for the part or was it written directly for you?
Stephen Hope Wynne: As explained I remote-auditioned for the part.
SKSM: You worked with David Toms on this film, how was that?
Stephen Hope Wynne: It was fun. The whole team were one of the most professionally prepared and diligent that I have experienced.
SKSM: Was there any funny or special moment when they made the movie that you would like to tell me about?
Stephen Hope Wynne: Yes, lots! We had a gas. In a confined space framing in bedroom scene the only way t get the shot with the lenses we had was for Cinematographer Rebecca Pittam to straddle on top of me holding the camera me as I laid in the bed which led to a lot of friendly banter and surprisingly interesting frames!
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Stephen Hope Wynne: Occasionally I have sent clients to Rebecca for camera teams but I think everyone has been so busy coping with economic and other pressures.
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
Stephen Hope Wynne: Quite a lot. I am fronting a music act called SkyQuaker having written about 50 titles and the same in development we are about to release 2nd single via Aurora Eclipse Productions / Records.
SkyQuaker’s first single featured my late friend, famous Soviet Dissident and Human Rights campaigner Vladimir Buchovsky who died amid the recording.
Have 3 screenplays in the laboratory and commercials etc to shoot plus having just played Lord Richard Croft (Laura Croft’s dad) in Shadow of the Tombraider game gone world release last year there seems t one a lot of gaming stuff too get on with in 3D etc.
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Stephen Hope Wynne: Yes. I like the idea that he drove ice-cream vans and did otter lives while building his career and totally love that the Dollar Babies initiative was established by Stephen King.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Stephen Hope Wynne: Apart form being signed to WEA Records working with SHAM 69 and Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols, I have led a dual life in the British Army and Royal Navy working as a Detachment Commander of Satellite, Radio and information Systems, serving in High Readiness Reserve Forces to support special units in Counter Terrorist Response Operations and Surface Intelligence processing in the Royal Navy Reserve.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Is there anything you want to say to the fans that read this interview?
Stephen Hope Wynne: Thank you to Stephen King and everyone who maintains the Dollar Babies initiative.
SKSM: Do you like to add anything else?
Stephen Hope Wynne: Thank you David Toms and Team. Keep on working together after the projects and refer one another to other projects. We all need to keep the team spirit going to make a living and maintain levels of inspiration.