Midwife's Helen: 'I'd go naked for Game for Thrones!'

Helen George has confessed she's so keen to be cast in Game Of Thrones she'd even go naked on it.

The actress plays nurse Trixie in BBC1 period drama Call The Midwife, but said she is always looking for 'variety' in her work and would like to tackle something like the fantasy series next.

She said: "I love my job and I love playing Trixie, I really do, but it would be nice to do something different next. I'd like to do something contemporary, or Game Of Thrones - I'm just going to put that out there, I wouldn't mind getting naked for Game Of Thrones, that's fine."

Helen said she would also like to try doing some stunts for her roles.

"I've got this thing in my head that I really want to learn to kick-box, so it would be good to do something action-based," she said.

She added that she missed out on the action when her character climbed up the side of a ship in Call The Midwife.

Helen explained: "I pushed and pushed to do that myself, but I actually had a stunt double.

"The producers had to say to me, 'You don't realise how dangerous this is going to be'. When we got to the dock where it was being filmed, it was a full-sized warship, it was like 10 double decker buses all stacked up, so I'm quite glad I didn't do it. I had a really good stunt double in a really good wig - it fooled my husband, he didn't realise it wasn't me."

Repeats of Call The Midwife are coming to UKTV's brand new TV channel, Drama, which launches on Monday, July 8 on Freeview channel 20. It can be seen on Wednesdays at 9pm from July 10.


Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.