Category: Profiles Posted by: admin HUNKY Scot Gerry Butler thought he'd seen to the last of the bad guys when he switched from law to acting.
GERRY'S A REAL HUN-NY
Article Date: September 3, 2000 | Publication: Sunday Mail | Author: Colin Wilson
But his latest role is playing the biggest baddie of all - Attila the Hun.
The 30-year-old Scot, who gave up a legal career to pursue his showbiz dream, takes the lead role in a new TV mini-series about the brutal conqueror.
The multi-million dollar US production, Attila the Hun Rides Again, aims to show the softer side of history's notorious hatchet man and prove that he had a lust for love as well as blood.
Gerry's co-stars include Simmone Jade Mackinnon, star of Baywatch Hawaii, who plays Attila's true love, N'Kara.
Gerry's not the only Scot to step back in time. Scarred hard-man Tommy Flanagan plays Attila's brother Bleda and Pauline Lynch, who appeared in Trainspotting, stars as a soothsayer called Galen.
Other big names involved include Tim Curry and Steven Berkoff - the man who launched Gerry's acting career.
"After a meeting with Steven Berkoff in a coffee shop, I auditioned and was cast by him in Coriolanus," Gerry said.
"My family and friends thought I was mad giving up a career in law, but now they couldn't be happier."
Gerry shot to screen fame playing Billy Connolly's brother in the award -winning Mrs Brown.
He has also starred alongside Valerie Gogan in touching drama One More Kiss. and the Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies.
Copyright 2000 Scottish Daily Record & Sunday Mail Ltd.
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HUNKY Scot Gerry Butler thought he'd seen to the last of the bad guys when he switched from law to acting.