Series 5 Cast Interviews
Nicholas Ball

Nicholas Ball

Plays
Garry Ryan

GARRY RYAN HAS COME IN TO EARLS PARK AS THE NEW CHAIRMAN. TELL US A BIT ABOUT HIM:
Garry is a true rocker at heart and loves what he considers the "high-life". He takes over Earls Park because it is another pot he can put his fingers into though I don't think he has an honest love of the game.

SUMMARISE YOUR CHARACTER IN THREE WORDS:
Devilishly, handsomely cool.

YOUR CHARACTER HAS MADE THE CROSS OVER FROM THE SPIN OFF PROGRAM FOOTBALLERS' WIVES: EXTRA TIME. IN EXTRA TIME GARRY WAS THE OWNER OF A RECORD LABEL. DOES THIS JOB CROSS OVER IN TO THE FOOTBALLERS' WIVES SERIES OR IS IT KEPT SEPARATE?
Garry keeps his business interests separate. Though we do see a few of his groupies/new pop signings drift in and out. It also doubles his ability to do some 'lady dabbling'!

GARRY LIKES TO THINK OF HIMSELF AS A LADIES MAN - DOES HE HAVE SOME FLINGS IN THIS SERIES?
How many fingers and toes do you have? Garry is insatiable.

WOULD YOU PERSONALLY CONSIDER YOURSELF A LADIES MAN?
Is the Pope Catholic?

WHAT SIMILARITIES DO YOU HAVE TO YOUR CHARACTER?
None, apart from the above.

AND DIFFERENCES?
I'm not rich!

IF YOU MET YOUR CHARACTER IN REAL LIFE, WOULD YOU LIKE HIM?
I have and I do!

HAVE YOU ENJOYED CROSSING OVER TO THE ORIGINAL SERIES?
I have really enjoyed both series - they are slightly different in terms of the filming and editing. And of course you have the bonus of having different ladies!

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN INVOLVED IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY?
I have sang on stage with Freddie Mercury.

HAD YOU WATCHED FOOTBALLERS' WIVES PRIOR TO GETTING THIS ROLE?
I had never seen it so it was a whole new ball game for me (pardon the pun...).

IF YOU WERE GIVEN A PREMIERSHIP SALARY TODAY, WHAT WOULD YOU SPLURGE ON?
I would give a bucket load to The National Animal Welfare Trust.

WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT FILMING FOOTBALLERS' WIVES?
Having a job that I enjoy going to every day.

WHO DOES YOUR CHARACTER GET ON BEST WITH IN THE SERIES?
Garry likes to think he gets on with everyone but in reality I don't think he has really gelled with anyone!

IF YOU COULD WRITE THE SCRIPTS, WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAPPEN TO YOUR CHARACTER?
I would like Garry to have dinner with Bill Clinton. I am sure they would have lots of 'interesting' stories to swap.

PRIOR TO FOOTBALLERS' WIVES, WHAT ROLE ARE YOU BEST KNOWN FOR?
Hazell.

WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
London.