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Monday, May 23, 2011

Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy featuring Alex Lifeson as Dr. Figg
2:44PM EST | comments (7) |

Back in January we learned that Alex Lifeson would appear in Toronto filmmaker Rob Heydon's new indie film Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy. The film is an adaptation of Scottish author Irvine Welsh's book Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance. Alex will be playing the role of Dr. Michael Figg; a character made specifically for the film who does not appear in the book. Dr. Figg works in a mental hospital where Billy Boyd's character Woodsy is committed for a breakdown after consuming too much Ecstasy. The film is slated to debut at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and an official website was just recently launched. Alex is now shown on the cast list for the film at IMDB.com as well as on the website, and a Canadian release date of September 9th, 2011 is given. You can watch a short clip of Alex Lifeson as Dr. Figg at the film's YouTube channel here. The clip runs about 1 minute and features respected psychiatrist Dr. Michael Figg discussing his radical new treatment.

Thanks to RushFanForever for the heads up.

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#7 - Posted 5/24/11 @3:47PM by broughttoyoubytheletterj [contact]

"Prescribe everyone percocet w/ 10 refills" purty' funny
Too bad there so damn addictive, we could end wars - cut drunk driving by 90%...oh well, worthy thought
#6 - Posted 5/24/11 @5:35AM by lapirata2 [contact]

"Dr. Fig" has great potential.
#5 - Posted 5/24/11 @1:10AM by evilsugar25 [contact]

Hey Ed, how come you spell it "Dr. Figg" and the on-screen text in the video spells it "Dr. Fig"?
#4 - Posted 5/23/11 @6:23PM by tezzaj [contact]

It's a Scottish accent, but yes it's still all over the place.
#3 - Posted 5/23/11 @4:23PM by mazmania [contact]

Alex is one funny bastard but his Irish accent is terrible. His best accents are Jewish and Eastern European as evidenced by the Snake & Arrows and Time Machine Tour skits.
#2 - Posted 5/23/11 @3:08PM by Willowdale

Don't quit your night job Alex
#1 - Posted 5/23/11 @3:06PM by Willowdale

Gotcha

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