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Three things you didn’t know about…

Richard Mervyn is the founder of Skyworks, a UK prodco that specializes in aerial filming. To date he has filmed over 2,000 hours in the air and has written, produced, directed and filmed 54 programs for ITV since forming the prodco. Mervyn spent some time on the ground telling realscreen three things about himself that people generally don't know.
July 6, 2009

Richard Mervyn is the founder of Skyworks, a UK prodco that specializes in aerial filming. To date he has filmed over 2,000 hours in the air and has written, produced, directed and filmed 54 programs for ITV since forming the prodco. Mervyn spent some time on the ground telling realscreen three things about himself that people generally don’t know.

1. My first job at age 17 was at Richmond Theatre where I had to make 25 cups of tea three times a day in the old coal cellar for the pantomime cast.

2. I was runner up in the Young Officers and Cadets Epee championship (Fencing) at the Royal Tournament in 1963.

3. I once had to find the courage to tell Sir John Gielgud, on our first day of filming, that his delivery was not very good.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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