‘It was a gnarly ride’: Australian Eamon Farren on his surprise Twin Peaks role

‘Jump on a plane and come to this forest,’ David Lynch said. Farren had no idea his character would become one of Lynch’s most terrifying creations

As one of the most memorable new cast members in one of the most acclaimed television series of the year, Australian actor Eamon Farren has good reason to sound as excited as he does down the line from Los Angeles.

Last week, critic Matt Zoller Seitz claimed Twin Peaks: The Return – which is only eight episodes into its 18-part season – as the best TV series of 2017, “even if the ten remaining episodes of this show consisted of a black screen with a timecode at the bottom”. And no new character in the show has generated as much discussion as Farren’s Richard Horne, who quickly became one of the most powerful embodiments of evil in the show’s history. It’s certainly a long way from his last on-screen outing, as a French lounge singer in Australian indie film Girl Asleep.

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