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Primeval New Series Four Stars Speak

An SFX #204 preview: new ARC members Ciarán McMenamin (Matt Anderson) and Ruth Kearney (Jess)

There are some new faces on Primeval when it returns in January, and in the new issue of SFX (out next Wednesday, 15 December) we have a chat to the actors who play them. Here’s a preview of what you can expect from our six-page Primeval feature:

“I’m not allowed to tell you a lot, but he’s here for very specific reasons that will be revealed later in the series. He has a bigger motive but he’s a good guy with a military background and a real specific love of his work. He also keeps himself to himself, lives a very spartan existence – we never hear anything about friends or family, so there’s a lot of mystery around him as to why he’s there, where he’s from and what makes him tick. You don’t really start finding all that out until later on.”

Newcomer Ruth Kearney on computer whiz Jess:

“She’s got two sides to her. On one hand she’s very girly, loves socialising and hearing gossip and all that kind of thing, but when she’s sitting in front of her hub in the ARC, she’s the most efficient person you could ever have in that job. She’s a bit of a whiz kid and highly apt at computer science – she was head hunted for this job, and she was just immediately at home. She has everyone’s back. She’s got an eye and an ear on everything, so I think she’s definitely someone you want on your team. I think she’s very loyal too because she obviously hears every conversation, and has read everyone’s files but would never use that against them. She’s a very important member of the team.”