It's been a while since I chatted with Nathan Head, my freaky fiends, and he is still one of my faves to not only interview, but to watch in all his splendeur effrayant. With roles ranging from terrifying clowns, psychopaths, demon possessed, the living dead, to a bit in a Dr. Who episode, Nathan has proven time and again in all his endevours what a great character actor he is.
Nathan also has been one busy boy, and involved in some very exciting projects. Want to know how busy? Well, just continue reading and you shall see my pets!
Lili's Lair: It's been several year since your first interview here. What's been your favourite project in that time, and why?
Nathan Head: Well there’s been a few, I’m exceptionally proud of Theatre Of Fear (aka The Midnight Horror Show), which came out in 2014 in the UK and 2015 in North America. It got a good release and was even in the UK DVD charts for two weeks and released in 3D in cinemas in Germany. But I also enjoyed working on that film too, I made some good friends and I’m back working with the same crew again soon on another project set in the 1940s, so that should be fun.
Lili's Lair: How do you think you've grown as an actor over the last several years? Was there a specific person or event that helped you do so?
Nathan Head: I have grown a lot over the past decade or so, I look back at some of my earlier projects such as Mark Macready and the Archangel Murders or Tuck Bushman and the Legend of Piddledown Dale and it’s refreshing how much I’ve improved as a performer since then, but I don’t think we ever stop learning or improving ourselves. I’m not sure if there is a specific person or event that has helped me grow over the years as an actor, but there are a number of film directors I’ve worked with who have helped me push myself more and discover more about my own abilities. I did a film a few years ago called Exorcist Chronicles, for an American production company, and my role was quite physically demanding. I worked closely with a stunt adviser who’d previously worked on lots of British television shows, such as Marple and London’s Burning, and my scenes were with a guy who had also worked as a professional cage fighter in the past, so I had a lot of instruction from experienced guys for my scenes, which helped a lot.
Lili's Lair: What's your favourite type of character to play? Has that changed since your last interview here? If so, how?
Nathan Head: I don’t have a specific favourite character type to play, I never like simply playing the
Lili's Lair: You've also been doing the "con" circuit. What is that experience like? How do you feel that it's added to your marketability as a performer?
Nathan Head: Well I got started in the convention circuit via some friends at Hellbound Media who I’d known for many years, they write and publish horror comics and we eventually worked together on a photographic comicbook called Dorian & Drama: Reflections of the Damned, I play a failed stage magician who is putting on his comeback show in a haunted asylum. I’d go along with Hellbound Media to various Comic Cons across England and Wales to help promote the comic, as well as sign copies for any fans, and after a while I started to get offers to make appearances at other Comic Cons and Horror Fests as a special guest, which has been amazing. Surprisingly I’ve had a lot of fans of Doctor Who approach me at events because I had a small role in the 2007 Christmas Special, even though I’m hardly in the episode at all, people seem to remember my comic relief scene with David Tennant. Doing the con circuit has been a great tool for me as a performer because I’m able to promote any films I have coming out in the near future and also give the exclusive news of any projects I’m working on at the time, I think its important for any performer to get their face out there for people to see, it pays off to get your name out there, not only to meet potential employers and producers, but also meet the fans who appreciate the final product and are interested in your work.
Lili's Lair: What projects do you have coming out? What are you currently working on?
Lili's Lair: What would you like the future to hold for Nathan Head?
Nathan Head: I get asked this often and I never know the answer. There are many directors who I would love to work with one day, I’d also like to work on an Asylum film one day, don’t ask why, it’s just on my “to do” list. Fingers crossed haha. I’d also like to work with the Soska Sisters one day, they’re a great pair and they are doing amazing things for the horror genre, so is Eli Roth and James Wan too. But who knows what the future holds for me. I’m just happy doing what I’m doing and whatever comes my way, will please me enough.
I told you he was one creepy cat. Make sure to visit Nathan on line and see for yourselves.