The Cleaner Series 2: Interview with Alex Lawther who plays Dan

Can you tell us a bit about your character and what attracted you to the role?

I thought this was a strange young man, taking bits of culture from all over and using them as a means of making money…I liked the idea of playing the fraud.

What was it like working alongside Greg?

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He’s very tall and I’m quite short. I think we make quite a pair.

Do you have a favourite moment from filming your episode?

I was near crying with laughter at many moments. Greg is so hard working, he is writing and leading the show, and yet is the funniest person in the room…I have never had such a hard time trying not to laugh during takes.

How do you think you would fare as a crime-scene cleaner?

Not very well. I’m a little squeamish.

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