The Fixx frontman Cy Curnin hasn't done a great deal of film work, and his last role, as God in an independent New York production, has not seen the light of day. But he was happy to be part of Pas de Deux, a ballet short whose trailer is premiering exclusively below.
Pas de Deux features Curnin mock playing Erik Satie's Gymnopedie No. 1 at a piano as a former dancer reflecting on a romance from his youth, with Kirsten Bloom Allen and Magnus Christoffersen portraying the younger couple. "As soon as I heard they'd be using that piece of music I said 'I'm in!'" Curnin tells Billboard. "It was such an easy thing to say yes."
And he didn't mind being cast as the "old" man, either. "I've just become a grandfather (last year) anyway, so I thought it was a gentle way of acknowledging it in an art form," says Curnin, 62. "I don't look that old; My beard's a little gray, so they didn't have to put any makeup on me. But I've still got the long hair and all that. At least I'm working, you know?"