Old Princethorpian Interview

Dec Wyer

Bit of background, where you live, what you do for a living.

I currently live with my parents in Coventry but spend a fair amount of time in London attending auditions. I am an actor and work part time behind a bar.

My first professional acting role was for CBS Reality when I was 16. I was in a documentary for a series called Stalkers Who Kill.

I managed to get representation from a fantastic agent in the West End. I have since had a small role in a TV series, filmed a couple of commercials, had lots of auditions and last year got the role of Footman in The Favourite and I am now working on a movie in Paris.

Age: 19

When were you at Princethorpe - years from and to?

2010- 2015. I then went on to study Acting at Stratford-upon-Avon College for two years.

What was the school like in your day?

Princethorpe was a happy and positive place to be.

How did Princethorpe affect the person you are today?

It set me on course for my career. I hadn’t done any acting prior to being involved in the school production of Guys and Dolls (I played Big Al) when studying Drama for GCSE. I changed my original choice of Resistant Materials course to Drama half way through the first term because I hated it!

What advice would you give to your teenage self?

I am still a teenager so I don’t feel I am old enough to give my younger self advice, other than don’t be scared of what other people think.

What keeps you awake at night?

If anything would keep me awake at night it would be thinking about my future.

What has been your proudest moment/greatest achievement so far?

I guess my proudest moments have been getting a role in The Favourite and working with amazing actors and now recently getting a lead role in a film that I’m currently filming in Paris.

What’s your biggest indulgence?

My hobby of snowboarding, because it is very expensive.

If you had to have one last meal, what would it be?

It has to be my mum’s Thai Chicken Curry.

What is your favourite TV Show and why?

Friends because it makes me laugh 

If you could be anywhere right now, where would it be?

Filming in LA.

Lasting memories of Princethorpe:

Hanging out with my mates at lunchtime and having a laugh.

Are you in touch with any other Old Princethorpians, if so whom?

I am still in touch with Freddie Dadson, Charlie Green and Archie Dewhurst.

To see a clip of Dec in the BAFTA award-winning film The Favourite with Olivia Coleman click here.