Last night, Oct. 18, 2013, Andrew Scott turned out for his and Tom Hardy's red carpet premiere of their edgy thriller, 'Locke,' at the prestigious London Film Festival. It was a star-studded event counting Ewan McGregor and Sam Neill among those who came to see the indie film.
Tom Hardy stars in what on-screen is a one-man show. He spends the entire ninety minutes - which was filmed in one shot several times over the course of a week - in his car fielding and making calls to his loved ones and colleagues. Scott plays Donal, Hardy's man left holding the "concrete" bag, as it were, as they are in the business of building which makes for lots of conversations about the right pour and other symbolic things relating to the kind of man Hardy's character is and the business he's in. Early reviews have been enthusiastic for Hardy and the film.
Scott's character, along with everyone else is only a voice on the telephone, but he has been garnering great praise for his work. Andrew has won several awards for his voice work on BBC radio dramas and he has a soft, mellifluous Irish accent that adds to the pleasure of listening to him. Donal is an exasperated, hyper sort of guy who has suddenly gotten the responsibility for the most important concrete pour ever done dumped on him by his boss, Hardy, who has to drive from one city to another to see his child by a one-night stand born. Scott provides the humorous relief in the otherwise tense film.
On the red carpet last evening Scott chose to wear a tan coat over a buttoned up to the throat white shirt with gray pants with faint stripes. At first, it seemed he had opted for an Edwardian-era fashion statement with the longer coat and no tie giving his look the air of that era. It was a great look, and with the shorter haircut on top, he looks even more youthful than his soon-to-be (Scott's birthday is the day after tomorrow, Oct. 21) 37 years.