Supporting Cast

Frank has been a character in my novel since the first draft but he's not one of the main cast. He's there in the background, as the first suggestion of a world of magic, as a picker of locks, but mainly as a friendly bridge between two worlds. I've always had a soft spot for him with his gawky frame and cheeky smile but he has remained ever elusive until a couple of weeks ago when I came across a photograph of Rhys Ifans.

For those of you who don't know, Rhys Ifans is a wonderful Welsh actor seen in Dancing at Lughnasa, Little Nicky, several of the Harry Potter films and more recently, The Amazing Spider-Man, to name but a few.

With Ifans' voice in my ear, Frank comes to life. The playwright in me loves a lyrical accent and Frank's dialogue now reflects those Welsh tones.

I have plenty of work for him to do and now I can envisage him clearly.

Dancing at Lughnasa
Little Nicky
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The Amazing Spider-Man


  1. Was he also in The Replacements? He looks like the Welsh kicker in that movie.

    1. He was, Kelly - Nigel 'The Leg' Gruff. Well spotted.

  2. It is important to put a face to our characters. It helps us create a more complete character. Frank sounds interesting. I have those minor characters that I love, too.


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