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This drunken chat (on my part at least) took place at the East London Film Night at the Genesis cinema a couple of weeks back. Up and coming filmmaker Jeremy Wooding's London Love Trilogy is a remarkably eclectic set of shorts - different styles, different rhythms but all very well made. Sadie Frost starred in the first, not as good as the following two in my opinion, as a vampire seductress and when she surprised all by turning up with Kate Moss' new hairdo I thought, 'yes, I'd like a chat with her.' So I did.


| by tom fogg|
| photos from nic |
| in london |
  What are you working on at the moment?
I'm about to start on a film with Donald Sutherland and James Woods, it's called Uprising by this American director called Jon Avnet who did Fried Green Tomatoes. I've concentrated for a long time on English films because I've got two kids but my oldest son is 11 and I think I'm going to be away for about four months of the year now. I'm playing a very strong character, it's the story of the woman Polish Jews out of the Warsaw ghetto. I've just begun my weapons training and the SAS type training that's getting me fit but I haven't done an international film for a long time so I'm quite excited.

Have you moved into your new offices yet?
We're still moving.

How did you meet Jeremy?
Well he wrote me a letter and I liked him right from the beginning. At the time I was really skinny and pale so I was probably perfect for the part - I was still suffering from insomnia so I looked the part.

What brought that on?
I'd had it for about 10 years, when I had my first boy it all started and that male energy seemed to keep me awake but since my daughter, who's incredibly serene, I can't seem to stop sleeping because she's asleep all the time. It's a pattern. Anyway, I related to the part and I liked Jeremy because I find a lot of young filmmakers make too much of an effort to be trendy and they can be pretentious but he's just himself. He took me on face value and I did the same.

You looked like you relished it.
Yeah, I think I was right for it in that she had to look pale and unhealthy and then straight after that I got pregnant so it was a weird time really.

Have you done many shorts?
I did one in my teens when I first started but this was about timing because I didn't want to commit to a three month shoot.

Where are you from?
My parents are from Manchester but I was brought up in London, Camden Town. Where are you from?

Erm…where would you like me to be from?
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