Patrick Gibson on the wild night out he shared with The Portable Door co-star Sam Neill

EXCLUSIVE: Patrick Gibson shares details of a wild night out with his The Portable Door co-star Sam Neill during filming and reveals what it was really like working with Jurassic Park star

Irish actor Patrick Gibson has spoken candidly about working on his new Stan fantasy film The Portable Door alongside Sam Neill, Miranda Otto, Sophie Wilde and Christoph Waltz.

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia on Friday, the Shadow and Bone star, 27, said he had ‘so much fun’ shooting the film, which centres on his character landing an internship at a mystical and magical company in London. 

Patrick also recalled the first time he met Jurassic Park star Sam as they began filming on the Gold Coast.

He said the esteemed actor, 75,  took him and some of the cast and crew to a local RSL club for a fun night out to help break the ice. 

‘My first time meeting Sam – we got texts in a group chat and he was like, ”right we’re going to a RSL club” and we went to see a Queen tribute act,’ Patrick explained. 

Irish actor Patrick Gibson has spoken candidly about working on his new Stan fantasy film The Portable Door alongside Sam Neill , Miranda Otto, Sophie Wilde and Christoph Waltz 

‘My first time meeting Sam we were blaring bohemian Rhapsody!

‘It was so much fun and the first time I’ve been to Australia. We had such an amazing crew. And so much talent working on it. And it’s so much fun to be back.’

He added that working with all his co-stars was like a ‘dream’.

Patrick also recalled the first time he met Jurassic Park star Sam as they began filming on the Gold Coast. He said the esteemed actor, 75, took him and some of the cast and crew to a local RSL club for a fun night out to help break the ice

Patrick also recalled the first time he met Jurassic Park star Sam as they began filming on the Gold Coast. He said the esteemed actor, 75, took him and some of the cast and crew to a local RSL club for a fun night out to help break the ice 

‘They’re a nightmare! It’s not all fairytales! No, it was all great and so much fun. Working with those guys really was and it was such a dream,’ he said.

Patrick has starred in several top-rating British series, including The Tudors, The OA and Shadow and Bone. 

Speaking about his successful career, he said: ‘I haven’t really looked back that much.’

In the film, Patrick's character lands an internship at a mystical and magical company in London

In the film, Patrick’s character lands an internship at a mystical and magical company in London

Patrick added that working with all his co-stars was like a 'dream'. He is pictured here with Christoph Waltz

Patrick added that working with all his co-stars was like a ‘dream’. He is pictured here with Christoph Waltz

‘I think maybe to a fault we tend to focus on what’s next, but I’ve had so much fun on so many different things and different genres and dramatic things as well, but getting to do this was really special.’

The Portable Door was directed by Jeffrey Walker and adapted from Tom Holt’s popular 7-book fantasy series. 

Patrick portrays intern Paul Carpenter in the film and said he loves that fantasy films ‘give you a chance to escape into another world’.

Patrick portrays intern Paul Carpenter in the film and said he loves that fantasy films 'give you a chance to escape into another world'

Patrick portrays intern Paul Carpenter in the film and said he loves that fantasy films ‘give you a chance to escape into another world’

‘I love fantasy stuff, especially stuff like this that’s grounded in the real world and has that magical realism element,’ he said. 

One of the film’s themes is the idea that ‘nothing is a coincidence’ and Patrick said it adds an interesting layer to the film.

‘I’m pretty open minded about that stuff, I’m fascinated about what goes on underneath everything we see. Adding that element into a fantasy story is really fun.’ 

 The Stan original film The Portable Door premieres April 7 on Stan.  

The film also stars Miranda Otto, who looked incredible at the premiere in Sydney on Thursday

The film also stars Miranda Otto, who looked incredible at the premiere in Sydney on Thursday

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