Dead and Awake‘s lead actor Jason Wing had his training at drama shool paid for by Sir Anthony Hopkins!
Not a scholarship but after winning the place and knowing that he couldn’t afford the fees he went out on a depression binge. A waitress asked what was the matter and upon hearing about it she said her mother had just started as a PA to Sir Anthony Hopkins and maybe she could mention it to her mum? Two weeks later Sir A got in touch to say he’d fund Jason!
As well as Dead And Awake and the soon to be released central role in Gorka, Jason enjoyed a lead role this year in the feature film Antwerp Dolls as gangster boss Tommy Callaghan. Here’s Jason talking about his approach to the role:
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