‘Hotel Portofino’ – Interview with Oliver Dench and Lily Frazer – SheKnows

If you ask Oliver Dench and Lily Frazer to describe their show Portofino Hotel, you may need to ask a few follow-up questions for clarity. The two actors star in the BritBox Original series, which follows a cast of eccentric and enigmatic characters through the halls of an opulent hotel along the Italian Riviera in the Roaring 20s. SheKnows’ Reshma Gopaldas chatted with the two British series stars, challenged them to show off their American accents, and more.

Frazer, who plays Claudine Pascal, and Dench (whose great-aunt happens to be Dame Judi Dench), playing Lucian Ainsworth on the show, have confessed they weren’t particularly prepared to wrap up their show in less than an hour. minute. “It was awful,” admitted Frazer, who used his time to unpack the show’s themes of “family drama” and “conflict.” Dench, however, was able to mention a “woman who owns a hotel” with a painting that plays a key role in the series – what that role is, we’re not even sure the actors can tell you! Watch the full video above to learn more.

We’re kidding when we say that Frazer and Dench had a hard time relaying what’s going on in Portofino Hotel. Luckily, we’re here to fill you in: Set in 1920s Italy, a group of strangers from different parts of the world descend on the titular Hotel Portofino. In the drama of the times, some seek a fresh start after the war, others make their way along the luxurious Italian Riviera.

With such an unconventional group gathered in one place, triangles of love and unrequited love ensue, a priceless painting attracts wandering eyes, and a murder mystery shocks guests and staff alike. We have a feeling that’s more or less what Dench and Frazer were trying to explain when we asked them about the show.

Dench and Frazer also take the ‘How well do you know your co-star’ test – watch on YouTube.

Along with discussing the decadent new drama, Dench treated us to a wide array of his best American accents. Hailing from different parts of the United States, Dench made us crave Olive Garden breadsticks, took us on a motorcycle ride down south, and even put a new spin on some Lady Gaga lyrics. Don’t believe us? Check out the video for yourself below!

look Portofino Hotel on PBS MASTERPIECE Main Video Channel.

Comments are closed.