Skip to main content

Interview With Oliver Rice | Actor - Chesapeake Shores & Altered Carbon

 When my family began watching the show Chesapeake Shores one of the entire family's favorite characters was that of Simon Atwater played by the immensely talented Oliver Rice.  We're all hoping his character returns when we *hopefully* get a season 5 of the show.  To those of you non-Hallmarkies that are reading this, you may recognize Oliver from his work on The Flash, DC's Legends Of Tomorrow, Take Two etc.  It was an honor to interview Oliver and I hope you all will enjoy reading this interview just as much as I did conducting it!

Mercy: Can you share a little bit about yourself?
Oliver: I was born in North Wales and spent the first year of my life living on a farm where my Dad was a shepherd. We moved to London and I grew up there before relocating to Vancouver Canada in 2012. I miss London but love my life with my son in beautiful Vancouver.

Mercy: What started your interest in becoming an actor?
Oliver: I loved drama as a kid but it was performing in plays whilst at law school that I decided to follow my passion for theatre and shift to acting. After graduating I went to The Oxford School of Drama and have been riding the highs and lows of the acting profession ever since. 

Mercy: What is one of the major difference between England and Canada?
Oliver: There are the obvious geographical differences, Canada is massive! I drove to the Yukon when I first arrived and a map just doesn’t do justice to the scale of the country. Right now I am grateful for the relative tranquility in Canada. I just got back from visiting the UK and the political and social division and bitterness that exists is very sad.

Mercy: How are you most like and unlike your character of Simon Atwater on Chesapeake Shores?

Oliver: I think we are both pretty easy going, compassionate and eager to help people where we can. I don’t think I’m as patient as Simon though, I’m much more likely to speak my mind and go after what I want. Interestingly when the mysterious Caroline (played by Kimberley Sustad) showed up in season 3 she and Simon reminisced about jumping fully clothed into the river at Oxford after class. The writers didn’t know when they wrote it but I did the same thing (minus clothes) after class one day whilst I was at school in Oxford. Weird!

Mercy: What do you like to do in your free time?
Oliver: My son is 4 so we spend a lot of time hiking, swimming, playing soccer and adventuring in my free time. I also go to the theatre and movies a lot and follow the mighty Liverpool FC.

Mercy: What has been your favorite scene to film on Chesapeake Shores?
Oliver: I think my favourite scene was probably my final scene in season 4. It was so well written and a beautifully fitting end to Bree and Simon’s relationship.

Every scene I have with Emilie Ullerup is a joy but this one was so wrought with emotion, love and respect between the characters.

Mercy: If you could put together a dream cast with five actors/actress from any era, who would you choose?
Oliver: Mark Rylance, Charlie Chaplin, Helen Mirren,  Christoph Waltz and Natalie Portman

Kristen Hansen, Emilie Ullerup, Oliver Rice, & Daniel Paulsen

Mercy: If, like the fans are hoping, you come back to Chesapeake Shores whats a storyline you'd like for your character?
Oliver: I would love for Bree to visit Simon in England. She could stay with the Atwater’s and they could collaborate professionally and who knows what would happen from there...

Mercy: Any upcoming projects you can share with us?
Oliver: Altered Carbon season 2 comes out in February and I’ll be appearing in an episode of the new season of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. I’m currently busy working on a script with my writing partner Britt Irvin which will hopefully be made next year.

Oliver's Social Media Links-


Popular posts from this blog

Prilosec OTC $25 Rebate plus a $100 AMEX Giveaway

Hey Neighbors! Do you suffer from heartburn? I do sometimes. I personally can not eat really spicy foods. Problem? I LOVE MEXICAN! So does my whole family. My husband enjoys really spicy foods and sometimes suffers from it. Solution? Have you heard about Prilosec OTC? If not perhaps you would like to try it. Prilosec OTC has a special offer going on right now through February 15th. Buy 2 Prilosec OTC and get $25 back. Now, I personally have not tried Prilosec OTC yet. But according to the site: "How and Why Prilosec OTC® Works Prilosec OTC Blocks Heartburn When you eat, millions of tiny pumps in your stomach lining create acid to break down food. Normally your lower esophageal sphincter (LES) works as a door, opening and closing to let food pass from your esophagus HEARTBURN GLOSSARY Esophagus: Tube connecting the mouth to the stomach; a passageway for food; part of the digestive

Walmart Box Tops for Education $25 Walmart GC Giveaway!

Hi Neighbors, Looking towards the beginning of school, Walmart is promoting their Box Tops for Education. Starting in mid July you will be able to find 70 participating products that each have 4 box tops. So be sure to shop your local Walmart to help raise funds for your local school. Purchase General Mills products like; Cheerios, Nature Valley and Yoplait. Box Tops for Education has helped America's schools earn over $400 million since 1996. Box Tops also has ways to earn more for your school online. You can even follow your schools progress here. Make sure you stop by and register, so you can support your school online. Another rally nice attraction on the website is a list of recipes using the General Mills products. Walmart and Blog Spark have partnered together to bring you this information as well as give one winner a $25 Walmart Gift Card. I already received mine! You can use the card to purchase products with Box Tops for Education, or perhaps you have som

My Twinn Doll Review and Giveaway!

 Hey Neighbors! This is the last day of the Fall Festival.  Sunday is a day off, and then Monday starts the Gift Basket Bonanza!  So I decided to make the last product a big one.  How many of you have heard of My Twinn ?  They are the most gorgeous dolls!  And the best part is, they can be made to look like your little girl.  I received a ready made doll for review.  She is so pretty.  Dressed for Fall too!  These dolls are so well made.  I am really impressed with the quality of My Twinn.  Not only do these dolls look like your daughter, they can even dress alike.  My Twinn is 23 in. tall.  Of course there are various accessories for your child to get to play with her new doll.  My Twinn also has baby dolls available.  What little girl would not want a My Twinn Doll? Isn't she pretty! When you custom order a doll, you will be asked to choose a skin color.  Send a picture of your child's face and describe any freckles or unique markings.  You also choose hair length