It’s nice to play. Lots of different stuff so yeah, I always wanted to do it but I really wanted an intellectual grounding and I wanted some experience basically. by Fred Topel Oct 10th, 2011. It was cool. A repairman and his brother, Jude, come to stay at Bedlam Heights, however Jude wanders off into a room with an electric chair, and it's not long before a ghost boy possesses Jude. Theo James: It helps. I think a lot of those, because something like The Ring is ... all about the fear of what you might see, and I think the best type of supernatural storytelling is about the fear. The character of Kate sort of rubbed me the wrong way, she came across as cold and uncaring to me. I really wanted to know every detail so with Kate, I had to figure out, talking to the writers as well, when they met, what their relationship was like, what he still holds? CraveOnline: What took so long for Red Tails to come out? It isn’t about this genre stuff, the creepy stuff. I’ve only just started. Her cousin, Jed, turns up to 'Save Kate' after he receives numerous text messages from an undisclosed source. I hope they’re not going to sue us. Me and John talked about it and he was on the same page. The follow-up scene is the closest that Jed has come to seeming like a sympathetic, vulnerable character, but at every turn “Bedlam” seems to thwart itself with its terrible dialog and characterisation. CraveOnline: You only got started as an actor a few years ago. Because Jed has a spooky talent of his own - he can see ghosts. What drugs had he been fed? He has to deal with each ghost, and he doesn’t know how. Learn more. Luckily Jed has enough depth to be able to really divulge some decent details about his character and think about him in depth. When you have an idea like that, you always wonder why someone hasn’t had it before. Also, we were all really involved, and we didn’t even really know how to do the teamwork thing. >. CraveOnline: Do you basically get to have new guest stars every week? Breaks Silence Over Mom Larsa Pippen’s Dating Malik Beasley, Elliot Page, ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Star, Comes Out As Transgender, Kelly Clarkson’s Ex Brandon Blackstock Seeks $436,000/Month In Spousal Support, Singer Gets Primary Custody Of Kids, Jennifer Lawrence’s Family Barn Burns Down, Don't Send Me The Latest Entertainment News. Sometimes it was good material to draw on because it felt a bit eerie but there’s always a massive crew there so it was never scary. At the end of episode five, it’s really shocking, and really not what you expect at all. Theo James: No, exactly. I couldn't understand the ending in anyway. And then we realized, maybe sometimes he doesn’t succeed. Because if it was some sh*t flat with, like, feces on the floor, then obviously you wouldn’t hang around, would you? I’m interested to see it in 3D. CraveOnline: Were you in school plays and everything? Theo James: Oh no, actually in fact I did something before I left drama school, a film called Red Tails which still hasn’t come out yet. James has made appearances in Downton Abbey and the Woody Allen film, You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger. James: I suppose that’s the stronger juxtaposition in the sense that at one point they’re in a nice flat, with people, and looking OK with decent clothes on or whatever, and then suddenly there’s this really dark thing going on, people getting hung or whatever. "Bedlam" is a suspenseful drama that centers on Kate (Charlotte Salt) who, with her father's help, is deep into a renovation project that's turning a disused asylum into luxury living. 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I would guess we’re about a quarter the budget of Supernatural. If we only got one season, then so be it. You can pitch it now, and it hasn’t really changed. David [Allison] would probably tell you, it’s based on an asylum in Leeds which is actually being turned into luxury flats. There’s loads. CraveOnline: Once she gets pulled into the bathtub, wouldn’t she believe you? It’s a really good setup. Allison: [Co-creator] Neil Jones and I were actually pitching a different project a few years ago, which was also a kind of genre show, and no one would touch it. It’s a different lead from the second movie but there’s a kind of dystopian feel. CraveOnline: How famous are you back home? In Bedlam, James plays Jed Harper, who has the ability to see ghosts and determine how these supernatural creatures will manifest their spirits in living in the natural world. Otherwise he’s just running around solving mysteries. They’re not monsters. Theo James: There’s quite a lot of fights. I’ve got two brothers and two sisters so there’s five of us and we’re all very close which is cool. And finally we wanted to make [the apartment building] partly a pleasure thing, and not like, “No way would I want to live there.” This is really weird.” One of the buildings was completely converted. Yeah, right. Affiliate Disclosure: Evolve Media LLC, and its owned and operated websites may receive a small commission from the proceeds of any product(s) sold through affiliate and direct partner links. I think the idea was not always. Its’ a very strong story. Was he thrown out of school? It’s cool. We definitely wanted a tone of British sensibility, but at the same time we wanted to have a kind of visceral storytelling. As a result you see the loss and the loneliness and the jadedness of him as a character. Theo James: Yeah, exactly. In the first episode and the sixth episode there are no guest stars but the idea was that there’s a new guest star and there’s a new entity/ghost. CraveOnline: It seems Kate can be a little rude or snotty too. This has left him estranged from his sister Kate, though they reunite when she moves into a flat built in what used to be a mental institution. He shares a flat with Kate, as well as her friends: slacker Molly, whose close friend disappeared earlier, and nerdy Ryan, still haunted by his brother's brutal murder. She can feel the anger. :( Did anyone else feel the same after it ended? Theo James: Yeah, man. Theo James: Fine, kind of normal really. I saw Captain America in 3D. How did you break in? That was fairly recent actually. It was just freaky tales. Allison: Exactly. It was kind of new to us, but I think it benefited so much from being three people’s baby, and not one person. The first thing I did was a Woody Allen film and then I ended up doing TV and film from there. Subscribe to the uInterview Cheat Sheet for the latest insider entertainment news! The opening episode of Sky Living's homegrown ghost series was a fairly depressing experience as it recycled all of its ideas from any number of other shows that have covered this ground better and thought that the fact that it was filled with pretty, young, fresh-faced … How was he diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia? Theo James: Yeah, probably more messed up than them. As Bedlam Heights continues to throw up chilling new supernatural phenomenon and new tenants arrive with dark new secrets, Jed and the others find having the time of your life pretty difficult when the dead insist on joining in… Win Prizes Weekly ExclusivelyFor Cheat Sheet Subscribers! In Bedlam, James plays Jed Harper, ... There’s a big serial arc about why Jed’s come back, what he’s doing now, what his connection to the family and to the building is. The word bedlam came about as a contraction of the name of a hospital in London. Theo James: That was the idea. And I think it’s really interesting how that’s changed. But it wasn’t horror. I should have mentioned that show. We’re really excited, and I feel like hopefully we’re a part of the whole revival. Of course, Molly and Ryan share an emotional and loving kiss and night in bed, however it ended. Basically I finished 18 months ago, two years and I was lucky. The horrible truth concerning the boy's detainment at Bedlam finally comes out with Max and Ellie discovering the high mortality rate due to illegal and extreme treatment procedures. It’s a prime-time slot, and that’s fantastic for us. Episode 3. They went to this mental institution that had been turned into a flat. It’s still a supernatural show about young 20-somethings. Get latest news, interviews and horoscopes delivered directly to your Messenger! Bedlam - Series 1 Some secrets won't stay buried. We had coffee and biscuits. It didn't make sense and it didn't really conclude in anyway, and those texts Jed was getting....'him here now'...what did that mean, cause he got that text when he went down that old lift. CraveOnline: How much did you think about Jed and Kate’s relationship before all this started? James: One single bed... [laughs] Theo James: I had to figure that out. A place or situation of noisy uproar and confusion. Theo James: There is a Lycan running loose on the freeway which is very cool actually. I’m not recognized or stuff like that. We suddenly get megabucks? That makes it so much more interesting because, as an audience, you don’t know where that’s going to go. You could be like, “Noooo!” The thing for me was it comes internally. Her overbearing father quashes any attempt to suggest that there may be something either supernatural going on at Bedlam Heights, or that there has been any true incident of foul-play – despite the fact that Kate and Molly’s friend Zoe went missing and has never been found. It’s ridiculous, really, because we have such a rich history of sci-fi in Britain. It’s a second world war thing. I think because of the nature of my projects, I’ve done quite a lot of different stuff. Some of that is revealed in series one, but we always planned to continue to expand that serial story. I wanted to figure out every single detail of his life from when he began having visions. CraveOnline: Do you have some cool action scenes? They’re more like visions and they physically affect him quite strongly. Aside from acting, James also plays the guitar and sings for the British band Shere-Khan. There’s something quite sexy about it. Chat With uInterview On Facebook! Theo James: That was interesting actually. Join the uInterview community by following us on social media and downloading our mobile apps. Theo James: Yeah, that was cool. Converted from an imposing former lunatic asylum, this apartment building offers the ultimate in stylish 21st century urban living. After Molly suffers a minor burn when a … When we went out to look at it they were converting it into luxury flats. But the ghosts are people. We also wanted it to look dark and creepy, but kind of sexy as well, with those quiet, nice production values. Allison: There’s a huge history of British sci-fi supernatural stuff. monitoring_string = "f4e9a55d2640cb37b28a2b021fc63f8b"monitoring_string = "d597bbac21cf40e24fffa6cecdf4d8c5 ". Theo James: I did all that. They think Bedlam Heights is the best address in the world, but little do they know their new home has a harrowing past. You cannot underestimate how huge it is. BEDLAM "Burning Man" Season 1 Episode 6 - The season finale is upon us and I only have one question: what the hell was that all about? Theo James: I’ve been very lucky. The only thing is the setup times are longer and I suppose they choose the shots a bit differently for different effects and thanks, but from an actor’s perspective, it wasn’t that different really. They only finished it fairly recently so they’re still in the process of all the finishing touches. Theo James, who was born Oxford, England, completed his acting training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Drama and supernatural chills in this series centered around a haunted insane asylum-turned-apartment building. Her family had done some bad stuff in their period. 2. often Bedlam Archaic An insane asylum. 'Line of Duty' creator and writer Jed Mercurio has decided how the entire series will end, while actor Adrian Dunbar isn't sure if they will film a seventh season. For Kate, her family has owned Bedlam dating back to its prior incarnation as an insane asylum. CraveOnline: Is this an intense show to talk about or is it fun? Because he obviously is still deeply connected to her, reluctantly in some way, which you don’t find out until later in the series. David will talk to you about it. What’s really heartbreaking are the scenes where the actors are obviously trying to bring something emotional and dramatic to the action. She probably knows that there’s something a bit messed up going on in this building. Though appointed as handyman for the Heights, Jed’s ability to see dead people soon becomes his most valuable skill. She’s can be a bit of a bitch but I think the idea with her is that inherently she’s a good person, although she’s very flawed and she’s quite vain and she’s affected by the fact that she comes from a particular background. I think that really influenced us, weirdly, because it was all about the story. Who was his first doctor? 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