Philip Glenister 'scared' of co-star Bernard Hill

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 May 2014
Philip Glenister in From There to Here

Philip Glenister in From There to Here

Philip Glenister is intimidated by his on-screen father Bernard Hill in new BBC One series 'From There to Here'

Philip Glenister is "scared" of his co-star Bernard Hill.

The 51-year-old actor - best known for his portrayal of police officer DCI Gene Hunt in 'Life on Mars' - has admitted to feeling intimidated by the 69-year-old actor, who plays his father in new BBC One drama 'From There to Here'.

Bernard was specifically chosen for the part by scriptwriter Peter Bowker to match the macho personalities of Philip and his on-screen brother Steven Mackintosh.

Philip told The Sun newspaper: "Peter Bowker said they had two alpha males with me and Steven. So they needed someone that was going to scare even us. There was only one man for the job - Bernard.

"He certainly scared the life out of the crew when he parked his car on somebody's lawn. It was the first day of the shoot and he insisted on driving to set and he drove straight on to the lawn of his onscreen house."

Fortunately, Philip's nerves were put at ease by his former 'Life on Mars' co-star Liz White - who plays his love interest Joanne in the new show - and he says there is a "chemistry" between the pair.

He explained: "Liz and I worked together on 'Life on Mars' so it was fantastic to be back together.

"She's so easy to work with and it does help that there's a chemistry there."

The three-part series - which follows the aftermath of the 1996 IRA bombing in Manchester - starts tonight (22.05.14) at 9pm on BBC One.

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