AFTER 50 screen roles Irvine actor Rab Affleck decided it was time to go behind the camera to make his own film.
After six months of writing, filming and editing, Harry’s Game is a wrap.
And Rab, 61, says while it has been thrilling working with Hollywood A-Listers including Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Angelina Jolie and Daniel Craig, seeing his own film finished has been the highlight of his career. “Harry’s Game has been a difficult project to finish but when I saw the end result, I was chuffed to bits,” said Rab.
“I’ve had to learn everything, from script writing to editing and directing. It’s been a hard slog but well worth it.
“I have had the chance to meet some of the greatest actors around.
“I never dreamed I would be having a pint with Robert De Niro or a Guinness with Colin Farrell and Angelina Jolie but I have to say this is a proud moment for me.”
For Harry’s Game, Rab roped in his friends James Galloway, Hardeep Singh, Graham Ferguson, Alec Anderson, Scott McHendrie, Gilly Affleck and Claire Polockus to take on the different roles.
It follows a tale of drugs and crime in Irvine and was filmed around the town – a must for this proud Vineburgh man.
Usually typecast as the big man or heavy on screen, his catalogue of films is one any hopeful actor would be proud of.
He was in Oscar-winning Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day Lewis; he was in Hollywood fantasy, Stardust, as a pirate with his idol, Robert De Niro; in Layer Cake he struck up a friendship with James Bond himself, Daniel Craig; and he shared scenes with Grey’s Anatomy hunk Patrick Dempsey in Made of Honor.
In Harry’s Game he returns as the Big Man where he meets a grizzly end.
Now, Rab is working on Harry’s Game Part Two and plans to hold a screening of the two films soon.
“I’m writing and getting organised to start filming but it won’t be the end of the Big Man, I can assure you of that.”