Douglas Booth has revealed that he had lost of fun playing Mr Bingley in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which is set to hit the big screen next week.

Douglas Booth

Douglas Booth

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Seth Grahame-Smith and see Booth team up with filmmaker Burr Steers.

And Booth admits that it was great to play such a 'lovable' character after taking on a string of rather nasty roles recently.

Speaking on the red carpet in London, the actor said: "He is the loveable best friend of Mr Darcy. It was just really fun to come to work and work with these amazing group of actors and have and amazing time.

"I had come off the back of playing a couple of nasty characters in The Riot Club, And Then There Were None and Jupiter Ascending, so it was amazing to play the affable, lovable, hapless, slightly clumsy Mr Bingley. It was a lovely change to play someone like that."

The UK premiere of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies took place in London earlier this week and Booth was joined on the red carpet by Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote and director Burr Steers.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is the first big screen outing of the year for Booth and kicks off what will be a very busy 2016 for him.

He has already completed work on Loving Vincent and The Limehouse Golem, which will both be released later this year.

Loving Vincent chronicles the life and death of artist Vincent Van Gogh and will see Booth take on the role of Armand Roulin. Saoirse Ronan, Aidan Turner, and Helen McCrory are just some of the names that make up a great cast list.

The Limehouse Golem is an adaptation of the novel by Peter Ackroyd and sees Juan Carlos Medina in the director's chair.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is released 11th February.

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