Crumbs & Charactwhores

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Colin Hoult is as busy as ever, with a number of projects on the horizon.

The comic actor, who is currently wowing audiences in the final series of Being Human as nerdy vampire Crumb, will be creating a brand new live show which will debut at the Udderbelly  on London’s South Bank on June 22nd.

Entitled Charactwhores – the show will be Colin’s fourth solo character show proper, following Carnival Of MonstersEnemy Of The World and Inferno.  It’s too early to say if the show will be a part of the Edinburgh Festival this year (as his previous shows were), but perhaps if we close our eyes and wish hard enough, this show will be far from a one-off performance!

In the meantime, Colin can be seen trying out new material at King’s Place, London – just around the corner from St Pancreas Station – on Thursday, March 14th.  The hour show will be a double bill with the wonderful musical comedians Johnny & The Baptists, and tickets for the two shows combined can be bought now for just £12.50 via the King’s Place website.

Later this year, you’ll be able to see him on the big screen, with a small role as Cemetery Manager in Uberto Pasolini’s latest film, Still Life – about a meticulous council worker whose department faces downsizing just as his final case – finding the next of kin of someone who has died alone takes him on a liberating journey which finally allows him to start living.  No news of a release date as of yet, but we’ll keep on looking!


And all of this comes after four more episodes of Being Human to savour.  The news that the show will end after this series has come as a shock to its fanbase, especially as the team appear to have hit their stride once again with this final run – but in the next four weeks we shall see the fate of Ian Cramb, and Julian Barratt guest starring as deluded new werewolf Larry this coming Sunday at 10pm on BBC Three.

SFX have posted a spoiler-free teaser of the episode, alongside a new pic of Julian in action, which can be read here.  A preview clip featuring the mighty Barratt can be seen below.  We’re hoping he and Crumb get to share some screen-time, reuniting two thirds of the cast of that hilarious “Should’ve Got A Series” pilot Zimbani

If you’ve not yet been swayed by Being Human, the series continues to be available on iPlayer for those needing to catch up, and the fifth series will be available on dvd and blu-ray, or as a box-set with the previous four (again on dvd or blu-ray) on Monday, 8th April.  All varieties can be pre-ordered in The Velvet Onion Amazon UK Store now, and we’ll bring you news of a US release (and indeed, transmission) as soon as possible.

1 Comment on Crumbs & Charactwhores

  1. Cant wait!


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