Series 3, Episode 2
Mat Horne interview
Which historical figure do you play?
Billy the Kid.
How much did you know about them before taking on this role?
I knew he was called Billy. And that he wasn't a kid. He was an actual adult cowboy.
What was it like having to mime along to the storyteller's words? Did that take much practice to get right?
I've done the UK Drunk History right from the pilot, so I'm pretty used to it now. It's hard the first time you do it, but gets easier from there. Like riding a bike or making love with another adult.
Next time, would you be up for getting drunk and being a storyteller, or is the prospect of a hangover too scary to contemplate?
I don't drink, so it ain't gonna happen.
Are you interested in history? Did you pay attention to the subject at school?
I am very interested in history now. Especially Scottish history, modern American political history and also what happened yesterday. I hated history in school, but mainly because Mr Henderson was boring a.f.
If you had a time machine, which time period would you most like to go back to, and why?
The 17th century, to better research the play I'm currently doing at the Garrick Theatre in the West End, close to all pubs, bars and restaurants. The Miser starring Griff Rhys Jones, Lee Mack, Katy Wix and Ellie White. Until June 10th 2017.
Meanwhile, if you could have a night down the pub with any historical figure (or group of people), who would you invite?
Billy the Kid... to ask him if I did it right.
What are you working on next?
See the question about the time machine... I'm way ahead of you.
- Wednesday 15th March 2017
- Comedy Central
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Rufus Hound||James Dolan|
|Ciarán Dowd||Sheriff Brady|
|Mathew Baynton||John Tunstall|
|Mathew Horne||Billy the Kid|
|Emma Sidi||Local Woman|
|Katy Brand||Queen Elizabeth I|
|Sarah Daykin||Elizabeth's Courtier|
|Alexander Kirk (as Alex Kirk)||Frances Walsingham|
|Michelle Keegan||Mary Queen of Scots|
|Lauren Pattison||Mary's Courtier|
|Tim Key||Lord Darnley|
|Joel Fry||Gilbert Gifford|
|James Murray (as James 'Murr' Murray)||Self|
|Lydia Rose Bewley||Self|
|Dominic English||Writer (Additional Material)|
|Andy Brereton||Executive Producer|
|Louise Holmes||Executive Producer|
|Matt Tiller||Executive Producer|
|Jo Sutherland||Production Designer|
|Nick Murray Willis||Animation|
Check out Mary Queen of Scots.
More drunken stories.
Featuring: Jimmy Carr, Jessica Knappett, James 'Murr' Murray, Lydia Rose Bewley, Rufus Hound (James Dolan), Ciarán Dowd (Sheriff Brady), Mathew Horne (Billy the Kid), Katy Brand (Queen Elizabeth I), Michelle Keegan (Mary Queen of Scots), Joel Fry (Gilbert Gifford).