Inspired by the private diaries of Jaws star Robert Shaw, the play The Shark is Broken is currently taking a bite out of Edinburgh’s Assembly George Square Studios in Scotland, co-written by and starring the late actor’s son, Ian Shaw. Ian, naturally, plays his dad in the stage production, which tells previously untold stories about the downtime on the Jaws set.
“For much of the filming of Jaws the mechanical shark was broken, and stars Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss and Roy Scheider found themselves quartered on the Orca – the famously small shark-hunting boat – for hours on end awaiting their scenes. The play hilariously reveals the true relationships, the secret clashes and intrigues behind the legendary movie.”
As it turns out, Ian Shaw does a dead-on impression of his dad, and he’s mastered both the voice and mannerisms of Quint in particular. For a little taste, you can check out a special message Ian Shaw recently recorded for The Daily Jaws, in full Quint costume, along with a video of Ian doing his take on the iconic USS Indianapolis speech from Jaws.
It’s almost eerie how pitch-perfectly Ian has channeled his dad here!
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Author : John Squires
Publish date : 2019-08-06 15:31:52