Actor Craig Conway, who filmed a sci-fi movie in Huddersfield during the spring snowdrifts, is making a welcome return to West Yorkshire.
The 38-year-old, who both co-produced and appeared in the film Scintilla, made at the North Light studios in Armitage Bridge, is about to begin rehearsals for a new West Yorkshire Playhouse production of My Generation.
Craig, originally from South Shields but now based in London, spent three months in Huddersfield while making the £1.3m budget film, which is being released next year.
“We called it Shuddersfield,” said Craig, who was working for Liquid Noise Films.
“But the film is set in the former Soviet Union, so the snow was very welcome. The strange thing was that on the day we finished the film it started to melt!”
By taking on the role of Mike in My Generation, which tells the story of an activist family through several decades, Craig is returning to his theatrical roots.
“I spent 10 years doing theatre and bits of TV but in recent years I’ve been doing mainly film,” he said.
His last TV roles included a cameo lead in George Gently and an appearance in the pilot show of Vera, another detective series, which was written by former Huddersfield resident Ann Cleeves.
My Generation, written by Alice Nutter and directed by Max Webster, will be opening in October.