Gavin and Stacey to return as a film?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 July 2017
Larry Lamb

Larry Lamb

Larry Lamb has teased that there may be a 'Gavin and Stacey' movie one day

Larry Lamb thinks 'Gavin & Stacey' will return as a film one day.

The 69-year-old actor - who played matriarch Mick Shipman in the comedy - doesn't think the show will ever come back to TV screens with a new series, but he doesn't think any of the cast - including James Corden, Ruth Jones, Joanna Page and Mathew Horne - would turn down the opportunity to do something for the big screen.

He told the MailOnline: "I don't think anybody that was in it would ever say no to it. I think it's highly unlikely that they'll ever make another television series of 'Gavin & Stacey'. I think it's a distinct possibility that one day, they might make a film, that's it. That's purely conjecture... It's got a huge audience, so I'm sure that's what they'll do."

And, although he's not usually keen on going back to previous jobs, the former 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' contestant thoroughly enjoyed 'Gavin & Stacey'.

He explained: "'Gavin and Stacey' was one of my career highs. The thing was, we knew it was something special. We came together. I knew Alison [Steadman, who played his on-screen wife Pam Shipman], but she was the only person I knew and the first day comes and we all gather together.

"We knew right then it was something special we all had the script and read it but as actors bring the words to life it was something special from the off. I'm still in touch with Alison and we don't live that far so I still see her at things."

Since the show, which ran for three years, came to an end in 2010, James - who wrote the series with Ruth - has carved out a successful career across the pond and is now the host of the US' popular chat show, 'The Late Late Show'.

Larry said: "James' success was extraordinary. He's not an Essex boy at all. He's a West London military boy. He's extremely talented. People forget he's been around for years long before 'Gavin And Stacey'. He's a really experienced performer."

Meanwhile, although he's almost in the seventh decade of his life, Larry has no plans to slow down and is convinced he'll still be working up until he takes his last breath.

He said: "If you're an actor and you get to a certain age the best thing to do is wait for the phone to stop ringing. And that's it. Let it dry naturally. I'll probably die working!"

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