Big Chimp

Sharon-Louise Campbell

Role:Anne Sparrow


1.Where are you from?
I am from Stockport...... it has always been my home and I love it.

2.How did you get involved in Big Chimp?
My friend Vanessa who knows some of the people involved in Big Chimp knew that I would be interested....... she knows me very well!

3.What filmmaking experience did you have before making Big Chimp?
I studied Theatre Studies at College, and Drama was my specialist subject at University as part of my B.ED(Hons) Degree. I have some Amateur Dramatics experience (Stockport Garrick Theatre) in productions such as "The Ghost Train" and "No Sex Please We're British". I have never taken part in any filming so this was completely new and exciting to me!

4.What was the most difficult thing about playing Anne Sparrow?
For me, it was a combination of having to perform Anne's silly dance in the presence of people I had never met, and seducing the character of Jack Pliskin in the boat scene. In real life we had dated previously for 5 years and having remained good friends since, it was really rather awkward and comical (for us both!!!)...... oh, and the fact there were some spectators fishing on the riverbank during that scene, bellowing such things as 'Wahey' and 'Get ya kit off!'...........Ugh!

5.What's your favourite film featuring an ape / monkey / gorilla / chimpanzee / orangutan, and why?
I can't choose, although Mighty Joe Young brings a lump to my throat every time. Being an animal lover, I struggle to watch any films where animals are hurt...... I cry terribly......

6.Tell us a fascinating fact about yourself.
Mmmmm...... not so much fascinating, but a fact; I have completed both the Krypton Factor Assault Course & the Manchester to Blackpool Bike Ride for charity.

7.What have you been up to since filming Big Chimp in 2006?
Since filming Big Chimp about 50 years ago.... (ha ha only joking) I have aged considerably................... oh and I now have a little girl called April Lee who is now 16 months old.

8.Any plans for the future?
My plans for the future are to eventually get to watch Big Chimp before I draw my pension......... oh and to hopefully take part in any more Foiled Productions!

9.What's your favourite memory from the Big Chimp shoot?
It has to be the scene when the crowds were running away from Big Chimp in terror - and the reporter who (just like in the movies) was still trying to take photos of Big Chimp during all the chaos - he was later filmed collapsed under a tree with his spectacles askew. So very funny.

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