Catching up With Guiding Light’s Edmund and Will Winslow
Halloween is almost here and I couldn’t help but think back to last Hallow’s Eve on Guiding Light. It was, of course, when we were properly re-introduced to two of Springfield’s most notorious characters: Edmund and Will Winslow. They quickly wrought mayhem on San Cristobal and then, later, in Springfield before departing again.
Since leaving Springfield behind, David Andrew MacDonald (Edmund Winslow) has returned to the stage. He appeared in “A Seagull in the Hamptons,” a new adaptation of the classic Chekhov play, as well as a production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” which wrapped up early this month. Fans of the charismatic actor will still have ample opportunity to catch him in the flesh this year. He will be appearing in the American premiere of the Lucinda Coxon play “Happy Now?”, a sardonic look at trying to have it all in the contemporary world. Performances will run from October 24 to November 15, 2008
at the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut. For more information on this production, please visit the theatre’s website.
Meanwhile, the decade’s satanic poster child, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, who managed to play not only evil Will but also the anti-Christ, Damien, in “The Omen,” has been busy at work on less nefarious projects. He could recently be seen, with a huge head of red hair, in an episode of the new series “Life on Mars” and in a commercial for General Mills Cereal that began airing at the end of August. That month, he also premiered “Oh My Captain,” another film he starred in recently and which was shot in New Jersey. Most recently, he finished work on a feature film which should be seeing release in the new year. Seamus will be appearing as ‘Young Robert’ in the upcoming Robert De Niro film “Everybody’s Fine.”