Matt Lucas makes directorial debut

With a music video for The Proclaimers

Matt Lucas has made his debut as a director, thanks to The Proclaimers.

The Little Britain star has shot the music video for the Scottish duo’s new single Spinning Around – and the finished footage was released on the internet today.

The video is set at a golden wedding celebration in a Glasgow bungalow, with the musical brothers dressed up as old ladies – true to Lucas’s penchant for comic cross-dressing.

Proclaimer Charlie Reid said: ‘Matt said it was going to be liberating, and I think liberating is an understatement.’

Lucas added: ‘I had this idea to do this 50th anniversary party and shoot it as though it's shot on home video; and there's a punch going around this party that gets all these respectful senior citizens disgracefully drunk and uninhibited.’

Of the brothers' costumes, he added: ‘They could turn a man. They've turned me straight.’

The Proclaimers’ song can barely be heard beneath the noise of the family get-together, although the pair can be seen in their more usual guise in a TV in the background.

Lucas also has a cameo of a policeman who arrives at the party to tell them to turn the noise down, and eventually shuts it down.

The film also contains a nod to Charlie Chaplin’s ‘bread dancing’ scene from Gold Rush.

The Spinning Around single is available now, while the album it comes from, Like Comedy, is out on Monday.

Here is the video:

Published: 1 May 2012

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