Buffy The Vampire Slayer star Anthony Head: I'd love to do spin-off Giles movie

Anthony Head has said he still hopes plans for a Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie spin-off about his character Rupert Giles will take shape.

He revealed the potential return of Giles during an interview for a new series of Dominion, in which he plays the baddie. He sat alongside cast members (from left to right) Tom Wisdom, Shivani Ghai and Roxanne McKee.

Anthony admitted Buffy creator Joss Whedon was a little too busy to go ahead with his plans for Ripper – which takes its title from the Watcher’s nickname – as a full series now, but has not given up on it completely.

Joss has been busy working on The Avengers movie series.

Anthony said: “He’s a bit busy, he’s always a bit busy. And also it means there’s all sorts of ties in with Buffy and all that stuff.

“He still has the story which was going to be the pilot, which he pitched to me all those years ago. It’s a wonderful story and I’d love to do it with him as a stand alone, and I’ve still never seen anything like it. It’s a great idea. So maybe…”

Joss revealed back in 2007 he had been in talks with the BBC about making Ripper into a 90-minute TV film.

Anthony is busy playing villain David Whele in hit Syfy series Dominion, which is made in the US. But he insisted there was still great drama made in the UK, just not enough.

The 61-year-old actor said: “One of the most talked about shows last year was Wolf Hall, which was the most beautiful drama, and it’s not alone. Unfortunately you just want to see more, but there’s only so much time and only so much money.”

And he admitted he’d love to work more with his daughters Emily, star of The Inbetweeners, and Daisy, who recently appeared in BBC drama The Syndicate as feisty aspiring model Amy.

Asked if he’d like to do a show with them, Anthony said: “I’d love to. Both the girls are wonderfully talented and wonderfully different so I love watching them.”


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