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Dana Ashbrook On Twin Peaks Festival

For fans of Twin Peaks, the cult American TV series created by writer Mark Frost and director David Lynch, the annual Twin Peaks festival is definitely the highlight of the year. 

This weekend, the Official Twin Peaks Festival returns to London for two days of weird and wonderful entertainment where Peakers can rub shoulders with stars of the show and dig into some damn fine cherry pie… 

Dana Ashbrook is one of this year’s star guests. Dana played Bobby Briggs in the original series; reprised his role in the prequel film 1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and again in David Lynch’s revival series in 2017 Twin Peaks: The Return.  Dana is also well known to TV audiences from his appearances in popular series such as Dawson’s Creek, Rules Of Engagement, Law And Order and many more. FilmJuice chatted to Dana ahead of the festival…

What you’re looking forward to most about the official Twin Peaks UK Festival?
At the Twin Peaks UK Festival I enjoy meeting our fans. They are always really into the show and are usually interesting people. Most of them are artists of some sort or love art the same as we all do. Kindred spirits…

Will it be your first visit to the UK?
I came to London for the first time when I was 14. My father was a drama teacher at a college in San Diego and took students to London to see theatre. As a kid, I tagged along a few times.

What was it like performing in Twin Peaks: The Return?
I love part 8 of the 3rd season. It is an amazing piece of work by David.  And Mark and David on the writing end.

What’s next for you?
I’m just doing some re-shoots on a little film called Premise; Framing John Delorean is coming out soon and a film about early onset Alzheimers is being finished up as I write this.

Twin Peaks UK Festival runs from September 29th-30th at the London Irish Centre and Camden Square Gardens, 50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB. 

Tickets start from £85: www.twinpeaksukfest.com

Paula Hammond - Features Editor

Paula Hammond is a full-time, freelance journalist. She regularly writes for more magazines than is healthy and has over 25 books to her credit. When not frantically scribbling, she can be found indulging her passions for film, theatre, cult TV, sci-fi and real ale. If you should spot her in the pub, after five rounds rapid, she’ll be the one in the corner mumbling Ghostbusters quotes and waiting for the transporter to lock on to her signal… Email: writerpaula@icloud.com

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