Sunday, September 9, 2012

SIGHTSEERS: Writer/Actor Profiles: Alice Lowe & Steve Oram

Hilarious, dark movies about dog-loving murderous couples caravanning around the English countryside don't just pop out of thin air. So lucky for us there are people like Alice Lowe and Steve Oram, the writers/actors responsible for the story and original characters of Tina and Chris from the upcoming Vanguard film, Sightseers. Lowe and Oram originated the characters and perfected them before teaming up with Ben Wheatley and his collaborator, Amy Jump, who helped to refine the script. 

Alice Lowe is no stranger to comedy, already having won our hearts as Madeleine Wool as Dr Liz Asher in Garth Marenghi's Darkplace. She aced all of her classes at Harvard-College-Yale, can sometimes talk to cats, and is on top of the chicken situation. Sanchez might want her, but we want her more. Lowe has also appeared on episodes of Horrible Histories, Little Britain, The IT Crowd, and The MIghty Boosh. 

Steve Oram appeared in the feature film It's All Gone Pete Tong and was a regular on Tittybangbang. He also wrote and starred in "Matthew & Tone: Tales Of Friendship and Innocence", which screened during BBC's Comedy Lab. And, for reasons we aren't entirely sure of (but the Canadian in us is super thrilled, because Canadian tuxedo), Steve Oram really loves denim. Denim, denim, denim. Denim.

See both of these hilarious (and possibly denim clad, but we can't make any promises) comedians in Sightseers, screening times below:

SIGHTSEERS Screening Times:
Tue., Sept. 11th, 9:00 PM RYERSON
Thurs., Sept. 13th, 12:00 PM RYERSON
Sun., Sept. 16th, 7:00 PM BLOOR HOT DOCS CINEMA

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