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ctor David Frampton is John Kelly, in Sing J. Lee's
Acting is in the family. David's father was an actor at the
First the Bird Fell, a 2011 short film being shown in festivals through-
Royal Shakespeare Company, time during which a young David could
out Europe. He plays a retired runner in the process of remembering
watch stage performances, which, according to him, gave him a clear
his past. "We shot in Wales for four days. It rained non-stop, it was
idea of what he wanted to do for a living since very early in life.
freaking cold and I was wearing a vest and shorts most of the time",
He's been working in commercial movies, feature films and
he remembers with a laugh. 2011 has been a year of intense work for
film editorials, and is loving every new job. About the roles he plays, he
Frampton, who just got back from Turkey, where he starred in another
short movie. "The place was beautiful and I was treated like a prince."
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The 34 year-old actor studied acting back at home, in Northamptonshire, at age 17. It was a three-year course he left six months early to move to London. The move led to a number of experiences that he remembers with a grim: "I worked as carpenter, delivery
He’s looking forward to experimenting with roles of differ-
man, and managed bars and clubs in Chelsea." Then came model-
ent sorts: “I’d like to play someone vulnerable, an outcast, disabled… I
ling, which took him around the world and, as he puts it, "was stupid
want to go for the whole spectrum.”
money for hardly doing anything." David modelled for several years to
David is enjoying himself like never before. “To me, every-
follow, until, three years ago, he decided to go back to his true passion
thing just seems to flow. I used to be a pessimist, looking for the bad in
of acting. All his life experience was key to shape the actor he is now.
everything. Now I’m happy all the time. I’ve realised there’s no bad. It’s
"I don't know how these kids that come straight from acting school do
it without experience to draw from", he comments.
Coat from a selection. Trousers by PRADA, scarf by BURBERRY.
Military shirt from a vintage shop, about ÂŁ10. Watch, JAEGER LE COULTRE, circa 1954.
Jumper by JOHN SMEDLEY, trousers by GIORGIO ARMANI.
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Interview with actor David Frampton by Gabriel Weil Proper Magazine