Actress Charlie Blackwood On Her New Role In The Just-Released 4 Part Apple TV+ Series THE ENFIELD POLTERGEIST
Charlie Blackwood’s career debuted at The National Theatre, followed by The Royal Opera House, London. In quick succession, she fast became known for her lead role in ‘Matriarch’ movie released by Lionsgate and now she’s taken a new role in TV which has just been released. ‘The Enfield Poltergeist’ is produced for Apple TV+ by MetFilm and Concordia Studios, the same producers of Apple’s ‘Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie’ which is this year’s most Emmy-nominated documentary. The series is directed by Jerry Rothwell. Executive producers are Al Morrow, BAFTA winner Stewart le Maréchal, Oscar Award-winning Davis Guggenheim, Jonathan Silberberg and Nicole Stott.
Charlie, can you tell us about your appearance in the new Apple TV+ series ‘The Enfield Poltergeist’
Sure, I play the role of Teacher in Episode One. The show is about the most famous and well-documented poltergeist haunting in history, which happened in Enfield, London during the 1970’s. The show’s creators of used real-life audio recordings taken at the time of the hauntings and actors to reenact those scenes. It’s very unique, and has a wonderful balance of reenactment, real-life interviews and beautifully crafted cinematic scenes. We had the cast & crew screening last week and I have to say this is such an awesome project to be part of. Audiences are in for a treat!
How did you prepare for the role?
My preparation was different to any usual approach for me, as we were acting alongside the audio recordings and therefore had to lip-sync. This seemed similar to when I watched ‘London Road’ at the National Theatre, however, achieving this on-screen seemed like a bigger feat, to give audiences an authentic, realistic close-up performance. The voice of the character I was playing was unfamiliar and brought out characteristics I would perhaps not have chosen otherwise. It was such fun to explore the breath and vocal inflexion of the teacher in the recording and bring her voice to life.
Photo Credit: Oihane Molinero
All four episodes of ‘The Enfield Poltergeist’ are now available on Apple TV+
‘Matriarch’ movie is available on Sky Store UK and Amazon Prime US.