The Stag cast bonded while filming in loincloths

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 March 2014
Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott

'Sherlock' star Andrew Scott had a "laugh" filming 'The Stag' and insists the cast bonded over a scene where they were dressed in loincloths for the Fionan's (Hugh O'Conor) bachelor party

Andrew Scott says filming in loincloths helped 'The Stag' cast bond.

The 37-year-old actor plays best man Davin in the comedy and had a "laugh" while they filmed Fionan's (Hugh O'Conor) bachelor party weekend in Ireland despite the cold weather.

Talking to BANG Showbiz at the film's premiere in London's Leicester Square yesterday (13.03.14), he said: "We were given little bits of material to stretch over ourselves! We filmed it in the first week, it was a very good way of bonding with the cast. It was freezing, wet and cold and it was filmed in the Irish mountains, but it was a laugh, a really good laugh. There were six of us so we had to make it fun really."

Scott - who is best known for his role as villain Moriarty in 'Sherlock' - was excited to take on a comedy, after playing darker roles on screen, and is hoping the film will prove popular with audiences.

He added: "It's really nice to get back to working on comedy, that's actually one of the reasons I took the role, that's what I did in theatre and a little but on TV back in the day. That's what I love about this, it's hard to find something that witty without copying other films, it's very Irish script but it's one I think people with enjoy."

He stars alongside Amy Huberman who were also at the premiere, as were The Only Way Is Essex's James Locke, Danielle Armstrong and Elliot Wright, as well as EastEnders star Jacqueline Jossa.

The Stag

  • 2 stars
  • 2013
  • Ireland
  • 1h 34min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Butler
  • Cast: Andrew Scott, Hugh O'Conor, Peter McDonald
  • UK release: 7 March 2014

Fionnan (O'Conor) is getting married to Ruth (Huberman), but when best man Davin (Scott) organises a stag party that includes Ruth's wild-man brother known simply as The Machine (co-writer MacDonald), disaster predictably strikes. Meek and less than game-changing Irish comedy, depending on silly stereotypes and audience…

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