Tuesday 19 December 2000
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Glen Schaefer The Province

Nicholas Lea

Vancouver actor Nicholas Lea first hit the spotlight as shady, sexy agent Kryceck in TV's X Files. He plays an injured climbing guide in the high-altitude action adventure Vertical Limit.

What was the last movie you popped in the VCR?

"Magnolia. I missed it in the theatres, cause I was in New Zealand (making Vertical Limit). Beautiful movie, beautiful script. It's a great film about love and forgiveness, and hate and pain. That's the kind of stuff that excites me. I was watching Jason Robards."

What was the last movie you saw at the theatre?

"A friend of mine, Lucy Liu, was in Charlie's Angels. It was much better than I thought it was going to be. It was actually pretty clever, there was some thought behind it. I laughed out loud a couple of times. Sam Rockwell, I just loved watching him."

What movie could you watch over and over?

"Casablanca and It's a Wonderful Life. I watch those two whenever they're on. At Christmas, It's a Wonderful Life makes me cry in exactly the same places every time, even though I know it's coming."

What movie do you wish you'd never seen?

"There's so many that I can't pick out one in particular. Probably something I did."

If you could spend the day with one movie person, who would it be?

"Meryl Streep. She's the best actor that's ever been around. I'd like to do what she does."