After Hours. Willow Hannigan (James Tarpey). Copyright: Jellylegs
After Hours

After Hours (2015)

  • TV sitcom
  • Sky One
  • 2015
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Sitcom about an 18 year old music lover who's just had his heart broken for the first time. Set around an internet radio station. Stars James Tarpey, Laura Woodward, Lewis Henry, Jaz Martin, Jaime Winstone and more.

Georgina Campbell interview

After Hours. Image shows from L to R: Ollie (Rob Kendrick), Lauren (Jaime Winstone), Willow Hannigan (James Tarpey). Copyright: Jellylegs
After Hours. Jasmine (Georgina Campbell). Copyright: Jellylegs

What attracted you to the series?

It was such a refreshing, funny and interesting script. I hadn't really read anything like it before. I was also heavily influenced by the music - there are so many brilliant tracks written into the script. I really related to Willow and my character Jasmine's relationship and what happens with them. Like me, they both love the Pixies. For my audition, I went in wearing a Pixies t-shirt which was incredibly cringe.

You won a BAFTA for your role in Murdered By My Boyfriend, beating Keeley Hawes, Sarah Lancashire and Sheridan Smith. How did that feel?

Fantastic, it's still really crazy. It's such a lovely accolade and something I would never have expected to have got so early on in my career. It was very unexpected but very welcome.

What have you done with your BAFTA?

It's on my windowsill at the moment. I think I need to polish it. I don't know if you can get special BAFTA polish? I should probably look into it.

Has that award opened the door to a lot of opportunities?

Yes, it has definitely taken my career off in another direction, which is great. With acting, it is always about getting to the next step. You are always thinking about what the next move will be so the BAFTA has definitely pushed me up a couple of steps. I have been doing some wonderful jobs and hopefully, next year, there will be more to come.

Can you describe your character in After Hours?

At the beginning of the series, Jasmine is in a relationship with Willow and, sometimes, when you are young, if you are in a relationship with someone, you start to define each other and to grow to become the same person, which isn't always the right thing. So, she breaks up with Willow and then for the rest of the series she is trying to figure out who she is and where she fits into the world. She's at that awful age when you finish school and there is so much pressure and there are so many avenues that you can take.

How did you enjoy working with the rest of the cast?

It was great to work with the writers who were there every single day and Craig Cash was lovely. It was just a fantastic project. It's a comedy so every day was just a laugh.

Why do you think viewers should tune in to the series?

They'll like the music. My musical taste isn't to the standard of a lot of the people who are in and who wrote the show but listening to all the music was just fantastic. It's such an eclectic mix of different genres and periods. Also, it's a really warm storyline about a boy discovering who he is. It's something a bit different - I don't think I have seen anything like it.

After Hours. Jasmine (Georgina Campbell). Copyright: Jellylegs

What's on your playlist at the moment?

I'm listening to a lot of FKA twigs. I really like her at the moment - she's got a really different sound. She is in control of her career and produces her own stuff. She directs all her own music videos and I like that.

What's the first album you ever bought?

It was probably something by Honeyz or Destiny's Child.

Is there a song that best sums up your youth?

When I was a teenager, I was really obsessed with Kings of Leon. As a child though, it would probably have been the Lighthouse Family. My parents were always playing their tape in the car.

If you had your own radio show, what would it be like?

An agony aunt show. Probably just because I'm a massive gossip and want to hear everyone's issues.

You got your break because you were spotted in the street by the director of Freak. What do you think you'd be doing now if you weren't acting?

I don't know actually. I'd like to think I'd probably have ended up acting anyway. It seems like things happen for a reason but maybe I would have ended up doing it a different way.

Are there any actors you particularly look up to?

I love Olivia Colman. She is brilliant and manages to do all forms of acting so well, from comedy to drama. I also really like Kate Winslet. I think she always plays really interesting characters and she chooses good roles. I also just really like her as a person. I mean, I haven't met her but I feel like I would.

Is there a part you would like to have had or would still like to have?

If I could go back in time, I would love to have been Buffy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I loved that show.

Published: Monday 2nd November 2015

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