On October 16, the Viu Crew of Vancouver Island University Department of Creative Writing & Journalism announced on Twitter that their department would host a Zoom interview with TV/film/theater actor Adrian Hough. The announcement caught my eye when Mr. Hough relayed it on Twitter the following day.
Frank Moher, the professor, invited members of the public to attend, and so I did. His CREW 241 session was held October 19 at 6:00 p.m. I had earlier interviewed Mr. Hough for an upcoming volume of The Animated Voice; this session gave me the opportunity to learn more about his career.
As listed by Professor Moher, the topics included: Preparing to perform a role, finding the unspoken in a script, dealing with sudden rewrites on set, the differences between acting for film, TV, and theatre, his recent work for streaming services like Netflix and Apple TV, and creating the role of Haytham Kenway in the video game Assassins Creed.
Professor Moher uploaded the session on Facebook on November 14. Enjoy!
Film, TV, theatre, and video game actor Adrian Hough was our guest professional in the CREW 241 scriptwriting workshop. Discussed: Preparing to perform a role, finding the unspoken in a script, dealing with sudden rewrites on set, the differences between acting for film, TV, and theatre, his recent work for streaming services like Netflix and Apple TV, and creating the role of Haytham Kenway in the video game "Assassins Creed". Check out Adrian's imdb page at [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0396406/](http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0396406/?fbclid=IwAR0-UZ7GON81oD2BGx23ZXpdC6W6JFs9bIOMhMsMlykE-eMgjLua8QZxOXA)
Posted by Frank Moher on Saturday, November 14, 2020
Adrian Hough’s demo reel, from 2015:
Adrian Hough as Jean Grey’s father, John, in X-Men: The Last Stand:
Adrian Hough in Assassin’s Creed 3, playing Haytham Kenway, a role in which he was nominated for a BAFTA Award:
One of Adrian Hough’s finest performances comes from voicing Sol Regem, the sun dragon from The Dragon Prince, from the first episode of the third season.
Sol Regem in action. Listen to the voice. Eloquent. Majestic. Bitter. Arrogant. Resonating with immensity. This is what acting is all about:
On March 3, 2021, Hough performed a reading from Shakespeare on Twitter. Enjoy.
— Adrian Hough (@Adey800) March 3, 2021