Patrick: It's such an ensemble cast, you've got to balance it out. Is there anyone you especially enjoy writing scenes for? Directed by Jon East. Ruth: There's nothing high-concept about Stella, it's very character-led and if people take to the characters they want to know what happens to them. -. Ruth: No [laughs]. Oh, you kept that in [laughs]. Baladi said in an interview with the Daily Mail, “I played the owner of an escort agency and strip club and she was hired as a dancer. I'm talking more about The Only Way is Essex, or whatever it's called. They all did it, I was the last person left, they all started shouting words of encouragement, then Patrick went 'just let go' [laughs]. It tends to be someone coming out of a show or a soap that has got a few months off. We appreciate your consideration in this private and extremely difficult family time.” It’s thought that Vanderpump suffered a drug overdose. You'd be good Patrick... Patrick: I was asked to do it twice after The Office but, as an actor, it wasn't the right thing for me to do. The Sun reported that Ramsay had given Walker his blessing to have an affair with Vanderpump. The series follows the work of a British hostage negotiator Dominic King, played by Trevor Eve, who is also executive producer of the series. Do you remember: just let go? Ruth: It was fantastic working with Alison Steadman. Ruth: Yes [laughs]. They were all obviously really upset. It creates a bit of jeopardy, something behind the eyes, and means you have to be completely on-point and present as opposed to just delivering lines. Ruth: I didn't even think we'd be writing a second series so, yes, very surprised. When someone is concerned about getting their light and looking good, they've lost it. Ruth: Julia Davis is like that as well. So, yes, sex in comedy can be funny and it's also about representing real people. Patrick Henry married his first wife, Sarah Shelton, in 1754, and the two went on to have six children together. In court, Ramsay said, “It was better to have an adulterous wife than have no mother for our two children.” Later, Ramsay told Walker in court, “The only thing [Vanderpump] feels when he puts his hand in his pocket is his c**k.” Walker replied, “At least he knows what to do with it.” Ramsay added that he gave his wife his blessing for the affair because she had been drinking heavily and been depressed. We kept it in. All about Patrick Baladi. Why do you think people have so much affection for the show? Ruth: But, I have to say, in terms of types of shows, Strictly requires a lot of hard work and skill. I'll never do it because I can't dance. Walker discussed his proposal in an interview with the Yorkshire Evening Post, “We’ve just got back from a fantastic holiday in Las Vegas after Pat won a celebrity poker tournament. The Daily Mail reports that Lisa Vanderpump is “devastated” after the death of her brother. I always think of myself as a character actress and used to love hiding behind an accent. But this is a comedy drama and obstacles are overcome. Leading on from that, Patrick, what you can tell us about your character? Dorothea Dandridge is famous because she was the second wife of Patrick Henry, but she was a remarkable woman in her own right, with an illustrious pedigree. Patrick: I remember saying to Ruth that I don't approach comedy or drama differently, I try to play the truth and get as much out of a scene as possible. I'm very good friends with Keith, we sing in a band together, but he is someone that I have learned a lot from in terms of valuing your own perspective on life and responding to certain things. When we first started working on Stella, all I could think was, oh, everyone's going to compare it to Gavin & Stacey, but the response has been amazing. Ruth: We then have a sequence in Stella where they go to Go Ape - it's hideous. Ruth: Patrick fulfils all the criteria, and you don't always meet actors who can do both comedy and drama. By registering to HELLO! He was educated in Libya and at a Jesuit boarding school in Lancashire where his first taste of treading the boards was when he played Nancy in a … Radar Online reported at the time that the fight took place inside the Waverly Inn. Patrick: My school asked, 'what do you want to be? I think it was your anger [laughs]. I'm not very professional in that way [laughs]. Ruth: I didn't even think we'd be writing a second series so, yes, very surprised. Taylor Boncal: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know. Walker, who was formerly known as a “High Street Honey,” in men’s magazine FHM, has been married twice with two children. At the time of his death, the brother of reality TV star Lisa Vanderpump was dating a twice-divorced former model and dancer. We were speaking on the phone and he just said ‘marry me’. Ruth: Patrick was the first person that producer David Peet and myself met for the part and we just went 'god, it's him'. Walker married Scottish actor Patrick Baladi in Saint Lucia in January 2007. I'm basically playing myself so didn't have to go too method. It's good to embrace how you look and who you are. … At one point, Lisa’s brother slammed his hands on the table and screamed ‘Enough is enough!’ The article goes on to describe the other restaurant patrons as being “in shock” and Lisa Vanderpump being “extremely embarrassed.”, Lena Nersesian aka Lena the Plug: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know. This was just after his 22-year marriage to the mother of his children had ended. Patrick: The irony is that most people think that, to be an actor, you have to be quite self-obsessed and egocentric. I was made to feel very welcome. At the time Walker was going by her married-name of Gemma Baladi. He was 59 years old and is survived by his two sons. Have you done many sex scenes Patrick? Patrick: It's also very matriarchal. Ruth: The overriding arc of the first two series was Stella's first love coming back into her life and the effect that had on her. I was telling Ruth about this sex scene I had to do with Helen Baxendale and one of my lines was 'just let go', and I said, 'do I have to say this, can we not just kiss or something?' Jack Halford hopes a clairvoyant will put him in touch with his late wife. Series creator Ruth Jones and Pontyberry newcomer Patrick Baladi talk about what's in store in the third series of Stella.... Ruth, back in 2010 when the series launched, did you think you'd be writing and talking about a third run?