Dylan Brady, a former Coronation Street star, exclusively discussed his upcoming thriller The Diplomat with thesuns,info.
Dylan is an actor and writer best known for playing Danny Tomlinson in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street from 2020 to 2021. He has also appeared in the touching BBC television series Ralph & Katie, Get Even, and The A List. But in the upcoming UKTV Alibi series The Diplomat, he will play Carl Hyndley, a British Consulate employee in Barcelona, in a very different role.
The six-part television series centers on British diplomat Laura Simmonds (Sofia Rundle), who works with other members of her team to assist in needy UK citizens abroad.
Laura, Carl, and their coworkers will be working to assist British nationals in their time of need, whether it be due to stolen passports, sexual assault, or even murder.
Brady made fun of Carl’s character, joking that since he spent most of his time in the office, he would be avoiding most of the danger. Carl will be helping his coworkers.
Accordingly, there isn’t much of a threat of violence or gang warfare that Carl will find himself embroiled in, the actor said.
But he faces some significant personal challenges.
“What it’s like to be a millennial or Gen-Z person having to put aside their own political views and beliefs to do their job as well as what it’s like to be in your mid-20s working in a professional environment. Carl faces an intriguing challenge, which is interesting.
The cast and crew battled the heat as the show was shot on location in Barcelona at various locations throughout the city.
Brady said of leaving Coronation Street for the warmer weather of the Spanish city: “Corrie is such a machine and you’re in and out like clockwork and you’re working so quickly and getting through so much in one day.
As long as no one cursed or stood in the wrong place, you were prepared to leave.
“But it was amazing because working with our wonderful directors Jill [Robertson] and Jenny [Paddon], they were really precise and wanted to get it right and make it beautiful,” he continued about The Diplomat.
In order to figure out the scenes for me and find those moments and nuances you might otherwise lose if you only give it a shot, you really do feel like you have the time to try things out and be playful.
Therefore, they were very generous with the amount of time they gave us to perform on set.
Dylan said, when asked if he would like to go back to the cobbles, “I think I had a lovely time and an amazing experience.
The amazing aspect of this job is that it involves constantly switching between different locations and projects. I believe I’ve watched Corrie twice. Although I really enjoyed my two stints on Corrie, I think I’m more excited about what the future holds.
Brady said it would be nice to see Carl get some more responsibility and a piece of the action should The Diplomat get a second season.
With his Netflix series The F*** It Bucket currently in post-production, the actor is now concentrating on his writing projects.
Stephen Fry and Sophie Wilde are the stars of The F*** It Bucket, and Brady is currently brainstorming ideas for a potential second season.
Brady is also hard at work on several other television writing projects that are currently in development.
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