Introducing the charming Mr Emun Elliott

  • By Stewart Christie
  • 12 Jan, 2017

Actor, Emun Elliott is our latest member of the Stewart Christie Gentleman’s club

We recently had the pleasure of welcoming a new member to the Stewart Christie Gentleman’s club. We spent a day enjoying some quality time with the talented and charming actor, Mr. Emun Elliott.

Emun was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, his father is of Persian descent and his mother is Scottish. He spent his formative years in Duddingston and Portobello, Edinburgh and attended George Heriot's School.

After attending the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, from which he graduated in 2005, Mr. Elliot's career has gone from strength to strength. Perhaps you were lucky enough to have seen him performing on the stage in the critically acclaimed play Black Watch, where he played Private Fraser. You may also know Mr. Elliot from his film and television projects where an extensive list of diverse roles make for an impressive resume. You can see Emun in Game of Thrones, Prometheus, Exodus, Filth, Threesome, Paradise and Star Wars, to name but a few hits.

We enjoyed a stroll with Mr. Elliot as he wore in his new, Stewart Christie & Co. The jacket fitted for Emun is in Harris tweed jacket with patch pockets. During our walk we took the opportunity to ask a few questions.
Q Name?
A Emun Elliott

Q Occupation?
A Actor

Q A Stewart Christie tailored Harris Tweed jacket is for life and the fit and style were perfect for you. Do you see this becoming an integral piece in your wardrobe?
A Absolutely. From the moment I put it on it made me feel like a proper gent.

Q Your career has been diverse and you've worked on everything from theatre to sitcom, period drama to Sci Fi movie. Do you have a favourite type of project to work on?
A Yes I've been lucky enough to travel back in time and get a glimpse into imagined futures! For example I was part of a medieval horror film called Black Death then went onto shoot Prometheus. The time difference between those projects is nearly 1000 years! I'm open to all sorts of projects. Essentially I'm looking for good scripts and the opportunity to work with people I admire.

Q It must be inspiring to work alongside many wonderful creatives, who have you learned the most from working alongside and have you worked with any of your heroes?
A Who you work with is of vital importance. Sometimes, if you're lucky, a little piece of their magic rubs off on you which you can them use on a future project, so i'm always on the look out for fellow actors and directors who i can learn something from. I've been lucky enough to work with Ridley Scott a few times and Peter Greenaway, both very different but equally inspiring.

Q Is there any thing you would love to see made into a movie (starring you of course) that hasn't already been made? A particular character you would like to play?
A Hmmm. That's a tricky one. A friend of mine came up with the idea of making a film about David Bowie and Iggy Pop sharing a flat together in Berlin. Sounds fun right?! I'd play Iggy.

Q What are your most recent projects and when can we look forward to seeing them? I believe one was just filmed in Edinburgh?
A Yep, literally just finished on a new bbc drama series called Clique. Set in Edinburgh. It's exciting, beautiful and dark. I can't tell you much about my character as it would spoil it, but let's just say I've never played a part like it. It airs on the BBC on march 4th this year. I've also got a film called 6 Days coming out this year alongside Mark Strong and Jamie Bell, and a film called Walking to Paris directed by Peter Greenaway. I play Romanian Sculptor Constantin Brancusi. Both films will be released this year.


"Walking into Stewart Christie feels like going back to a beautiful place in time, where tartan and tweed remind us of the very fabric of our identities"


Q Your work takes you all over the world but you were raised here in Edinburgh. Do you enjoy coming back to film here in Scotland and what are your thoughts on the Scottish film industry in 2017?
A Funny you should mention that. After having shot Clique in and around Edinburgh at the end of last year, I'm about to start shooting another BBC drama called Trust Me which will be set in Edinburgh and shot in Edinburgh and Glasgow over the next few months. It stars Jodie Whittaker who is fantastic and is set within the NHS. It feels like more and more projects are being set within our fair city.

Q We heard on the grapevine that Sam Heughan, aka Jamie Fraser, from Outlander (who is not only represented by the same agency but is one of the valued members of our Stewart Christie Gentlemen's Club) was in fact also a mentor for you at drama School?
A He was indeed! I love Sam. He's a proper gent with or without the tweed jacket! Although I reckon I could take him in an arm wrestle. Wait! I've been told to avoid sarcasm in interviews... Don't print that!

Q What's your favourite Scottish word?
A Good question! Probably... Radge.

Q What costumes have you enjoyed wearing, or perhaps not enjoyed wearing, on set?
A I prefer wearing costumes from another era. I love medieval costumes, especially if I'm playing a medieval radge, in which case I'm usually wrapped in fur, skin and leather. And you've got a sword. And a horse. It all adds up! Being in outer space is trickier. I spent a couple of days in a futuristic space suit on one film. Oxygen was being pumped into our helmets so that we could breathe and we each had an earpiece and a built in microphone so that we could talk to each other and hear our queues. We were running around in those suits for hours. It got steamy in there.

Q At a wedding is a suit or a kilt more your style?
A Tartan trews are my preferred option. Obviously.

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Name? Ian Rankin

Profession? Novelist

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I've only got one unpublished novel - my very first. Unlikely ever to see the light of day. It was a not very funny comedy set in a Highland hotel. There is one novel, Westwind, which was published, but I was unhappy with. I've never allowed it to be reissued. 

Very interested to know what you are currently working on that we may look forward to?
This is a sabbatical year. I am tinkering and pottering, but not doing a novel. A few short stories, meetings about film and TV. Travelling to festivals far and wide to promote Inspector Rebus' 30th anniversary.

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Translated into 35 languages - I need to update the information available online! I lived in France for six years but it wasn't translated into French until after I'd moved back to the UK, which was a bit annoying. I only ever reread my novels when asked by my publisher to provide the introduction to some new edition. 

Where do you find your inspiration in Edinburgh for such crime stories? Do you have a few "favourite haunts" you like to go to and write, or are you one of those writers who is constantly inspired throughout the day, like Alexander McCall Smith, who is forever writing?

I write seldom. I'm certainly no McCall Smith. The man is a machine. I hang out in pubs, especially the Oxford Bar. I eavesdrop on conversations. I go for drinks with retired cops. I am also a news junkie, and often get ideas from newspaper reports and such like.

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Like most crime writers, I am a frustrated rock star. Putting so much music in my books has led me to form friendships with a host of musicians, which is a lovely bonus. I will be interviewing at least one musician at this year's festival - but it's under wraps at the moment.



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