Visual Tales: Hello Guy! Thanks for doing the shoot. You are both a model and actor. In many ways, they kinda go hand in hand these days with actors crossing over doing campaigns or becoming an ambassador for a brand. Since you are in both sides of the coin, what’s your take on this?
Guy Remmers: Thank you for having me. Yes I think they have some parallels for sure, walking runway shows always reminded me of performing in the theatre. The audience, the backstage nerves, the live element where anything can happen. Re the question, I suppose people like to see and feel connected to actors they recognise and brands have picked up on that. I think it's great the two worlds seem to be interacting more.
VT: Was acting part of your career goal or was it through modeling it kinda led you to acting?
GR: My dream has always been to act & tell stories since I can remember. Drama & Film Studies were the only subjects at school I did well at. I joined a youth theatre company at a young age and did my first paid acting job in a play at The National Theatre & The Bristol Old Vic when I was 17 and have never looked back since. The modelling very fortunately happened by chance many years later and I feel very grateful to have been able to experience both.
VT: You were born and raised in Bristol, England. What is your life like growing up?
GR: Shout out to Bristol! Honestly the best place to grow up (in my opinion haha), it's a magical city. Extremely creative, very diverse, a lot of fun and there is a sense of freedom there. One of the things I have appreciated since living in other places and meeting people from around the world is how rare it is to still have such a strong network of friends from your hometown - which myself and so many people from Bristol have. I think that says a lot about the place.
VT: Congrats on your forthcoming Apple TV Plus series, Edith Wharton’s unfinished novel, The Buccaneers, which stars you, Matthew Broome and Barney Fishwick. Share with us what the series is about, the character you portrayed, Theo, Duke of Tintagel and your experience being in your first streaming series.
GR: Thank you! Since you mentioned a couple of legends I have to shout out the rest who starred and were vital to the show as well - Kristine Froseth, Josh Dylan, Alisha Boe, Josie Totah, Aubri Ibrag, Imogen Waterhouse, Mia Threapleton, Shobhit Piasa, Christina Hendricks, Amelia Bullmore, Fenella Woolgar, Simone Kirby, Adam James, Anthony Calf, Viss Safavi & many more. So many of them I have admired for years so to be able to work alongside them was very special. Oh yea what's it about haha, the story follows a group of American girls who travel over to England in the 1870's for the debutante season. It is based on the unfinished novel of the same name by American novelist Edith Wharton. There's a load of love, lies & a big culture clash. I play Theo the Duke of Tintagel who has been chased by duties his whole life until his world is rocked by an American. I think that's all I'm allowed to say at the moment. It was truly the best experience, I learned so much and made friends for life while being able to create something I hope people enjoy.