Heartland Cast – Graham Wardle

Graham Wardle from Heartland at Vervegirl.com
by Kristin Alger

Heartland cast member Graham Wardle was born in Mission, British Columbia, and grew up in Vancouver where he now lives. Graham started his career off by mistake; he stumbled into an audition at the age of 6 and found his passion for acting. Before starring in Heartland, Graham was best known for his role in “In the Land of Women” opposite Meg Ryan and Adam Brody.
Heartland is filmed in the stunning Alberta Rocky Mountains. CBC’s Heartland is a family drama that follows the highs and lows of the Fleming sisters and their grandfather. Throughout the series, the relationship between Amy Fleming [Amber Marshall] and Ty Borden [Graham Wardle] develops into young love with the trials and tribulations along the way. 

Vervegirl had  the opportunity to get to know Graham beyond his role on the horse ranch!

VG:  How did it feel to be nominated for a 2009 Leo Award for Best Lead Performance in a Dramatic Series?

GW: I felt grateful. It was so great! I was honored to be a part of it. It’s a lot of work to put together each episode, so there were so many people involved, the entire team deserves it.

VG:  Can you relate to Ty at all? If so, how?

GW: Yah, I think you can relate to anyone you know long enough. You build a relationship and understanding of the person. I’ve played the role of Ty for a while now so I’ve got to know him quite well and understand why he does what he does.

VG: You plan on directing in the future. Would you consider directing Heartland, if the opportunity came along?
GW: I would love to!  It would be a great opportunity.

VG:  Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

GW: Directing, traveling, acting more. I’d like to direct some of my own projects with friends.
 VG: What are your thoughts on twitter? Do you enjoying tweeting?

GW: For fans it’s a great way to keep up on what they’re [celebs] doing. I follow a few people that I enjoy reading their quotes, and watching the videos they share. I like to  post my favourite quotes. I think it’s a great way to stay in contact with people you admire.

VG:  We know you like the oldies but what new musicians are you into right now?
GW: I’ll stick with my oldies, I like Pheonix, Mike Snow, Montell Jordan’s “This is how we do it”, Empire of the Sun’s “Walking on a Dream.” I also enjoy dance party stuff.

VG: Favourite sports team?
GW: Dallas Cowboys. When I was a kid I had a game boy football game and the best team on the game was the Dallas Cowboys.

VG: Favourite magazine besides Vervegirl?
GW: I think I might have to nerd myself out and say Mac World, or any computer magazine. I enjoy tech magazines!
VG:  Favourite book?
GW: Wonderland Avenue by Danny Sugerman
VG: Favourite CD?
GW: I just bought Jonsi & Alex – Rice Boy Sleeps
VG:  Favourite Actor?
GW: Sean Penn
VG: Favourite Actress?
GW: Kate Winslet.
Check out the Heartland DVD’s available May 4, 2010.

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