7:33 AM, 06 April 2014
Kevin Doyle is fed up of playing serial killers. And servants (most famously as Mr Molesley in ITV's Downton Abbey). BBC1's new WW1 drama The Crimson Field affords him the opportunity to step into some alpha male shoes as Colonel Roland Brett, and he's relishing it. "It's nice to be giving orders rather than receiving them," he told RadioTimes.com. "It took me a while to get used to being a figure of authority - to have someone with quiet authority who is rather placid."
But besides acting creepy, it turns out there are other downsides to being typecast as a murderer. "I played a killer in the Lakes a few years ago and somebody screamed at me on the tube once. I thought, 'Oh god, have I got to get used to his now?"
And when he's not giving viewers a fright, he's getting mistaken for a handyman. "I got somebody who asked me, did you do my central heating last year?" Lord Grantham would never have to put up with this...
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