"Right here right now"
Peter Wingfield is best known as the enigmatic immortal, Methos,
in the Highlander television series a role he reprises in
the new film Highlander: Endgame, about to be released in the US.
He has also made a guest appearance in the new series of Stargate:
SG1 and is currently filming a new adventure series in Spain with
Highlander alumni including Valentine Pelka and David Abramowitz.
DREAMWATCH: Where are you right now?
Peter Wingfield: I'm on the south coast of Spain, in an apartment,
and I'm looking out over the Mediterranean Sea taking a break
from filming a new series: Queen of Swords.
Describe your role within the new Highlander movie.
Let's just say that the presence of Methos and [immortal-watcher]
Joe Dawson (Jim Byrnes) are significant in their presence, rather
than in what they do in the story. There's a deliberate attempt
to show Duncan MacLeod's world, which we established over six years
on the TV show.
What's the most memorable thing that's happened this week?
Well, earlier this week I was riding a horse for the latest Queen
of Swords episode. Between scenes, I started to ride down a
slope, which turned out not to be complete. First time I've jumped
on a horse! The horse had to jump the last bit or fall. I stayed
on, but it was a close thing.
What's your favourite film?
The last thing I saw was American Beauty, which I thought
What was the last book that you read?
Actually, I'm currently reading the Sharpe novels (by Bernard Cornwell).
I'm up to Sharpe's Revenge. I guess that's quite appropriate
What was the last record you bought?
Paul Simon. He's God. He is invaluable to us. My new baby Edan
really likes him. He can be screaming uncontrollably and if we put
on Paul Simon's Graceland, he just stops and listens. Wonderful!
Are you a good cook and if so, what's your favourite dish?
I'm a dreadful cook. The easiest dish for me to make is... well,
I had swordfish last night. I stuck it under the grill then I stuck
it on a plate then I ate it!
Do you read your horoscope?
I'm a Virgo, I never read it and no, I don't believe it!
Is there life after death?
I thought these would be easy questions! Er... I think so. I hope
so. There must be something...
Give us an example of irony.
Hmm. The thing that always strikes me is that in Alannis Morisette's
song "Ironic," most of the things she sings about are
not actually ironic at all. I guess that means she doesn't know
what irony is. Yet she wrote a song about it and made lots of money.
Now... that's ironic!