British actor Steven Berkoff has appeared in films including The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, A Clockwork Orange, The Krays and Bond movie Octopussy.
He has also written, adapted and appeared in numerous plays including East, Greek, Sink The Belgano! and famously The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka usually playing extreme, tortured characters.
In 1998 he created a solo play called Shakespeare’s Villains which ran at the Haymarket Theatre in London.
He has now been cast in the new music video which accompanies Above & Beyond’s latest single On My Way To Heaven.
“Someone told me recently that the lyrics to On My Way To Heaven sound like a Shakespearean soliloquy set to music. It’s a wonderful thought and very flattering. So the idea of casting a well-known Shakespearean actor in the video to realise that idea was just too tempting. My first choice was Steven Berkoff – he does unhinged better than anyone – and incredibly he said yes. It’s a nightmare come true,” explains Tony McGuiness from Above & Beyond.
The track was inspired by the restless, disjointed thoughts that race through the brain at 4am in the morning and features the vocals of Richard Bedford.
Watch the unusual video below: