Adam has been a fan of sci-fI and fantasy for years. “It’s like real life, but cooler. It’s the person you wish you could be.” After starring alongside Scarlett Johansson in the critically acclaimed sci-fi film, Under the Skin; Adam went from a fan to a film star.
This documentary explores Adam’s hopes and fears for the future. Whilst contemplating some important questions along the way, such as, what is Bilbo smoking in that pipe?
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Film Maker: Oliver Parkin
Questions & Answers
- What's your first memory of London? Seeing the dinosaurs at the natural history museum.
- What do you miss when you're away from London? My friends and family. Thats what makes London feel like home, as a pose to simply a place I happen to live in.
- What's your favourite neighbourhood? My home town of Croydon. #greatestcityonearth.
- What's your favourite building? Anything that sells food.
- What's your ideal day out in London? Whenever my girlfriend is in London (she's Swedish) I like to walk along the Embankment and either get some dinner or see a film at the BFI.
- What's your ideal night out in London? Staying at home and watching a film. Im getting too old for all that clubbing skullduggery.
- What's your most hated building? Victoria station during rush hour. Its all stressed people rushing round with cases on wheels, that run you over every other step. Grrrr... Outside of that though I don't really "hate" any building.
- What's the best view in London? As cliches as it sounds, and as expensive as it is, the top of The Shard on a clear day it utterly breath taking.
- What's your favourite open space? Leicester Square. Just the whole West End experience is amazing. Theres always something to do or to see.
- What's your favourite bar, pub or restaurant? Gigs on Tottenham Street. Best fish and chips ever.
- What's the most interesting shop? Whilst Im unsure of its actual name "The Cute Shop" in China Town is stuffed with Japanese anime and Other geeky thing. Im also being asked to say (cough cough). PlayNation Games in Croydon. For all you retro and card gaming needs.
- What's been your most memorable night out in London? The London Premier of Under The Skin. It was the culmination of a long process for everyone that worked on it. Plus I got to see myself on the big screen and in HD.
- How would you like to spend your ideal day off in London? Id want to try and set a record for the highest number of Starbucks visited in a day. Thats a lot of coffee.
- Where would you take someone visiting from out of town? Gigs Restaurant. The BFI. Maybe the London Eye. Theres just so much to do, it'd depend on the individual thats visiting.
- What's the worst journey you've had to make in London? I was at Victoria Station a few years ago the time it flooded, utter carnage. Weather + Stress + Rush Hour = Armageddon. Luckily theres a few decent Starbucks right outside. I just sat there and read my book till it all died down. #LordOfTheRings.
- Who's your favourite fictional Londoner? Sherlock Holmes, why you ask? Elementary my dear Watson. He is the thinking mans James Bond.
- What's your favourite London film, book or documentary? Channel 4 did a documentary about the making of the shard. That was very good.
- If you could travel to any time period in London, past or future, where would you go? I'd go back in time and write the original star wars trilogy and then not ruin their legacy with the "other three".
- For you, who is the ultimate Londoner? I don't really have one. The great thing about London is its sheer diversity. To simply choose one Londoner wouldn't do the city justice. That being said, if Batman ever moves to London I may have to reconsider my answer.