UPDATE May 18, 2016: The photos were taken in 1995 close to Kings Cross Station in London, UK.
These fantastic photographs captured our favorite Brit in his earlier years and were taken by photographer Christoph Martin Schmid.
We are stoked they have been made available online.
Thanks to photographer Jamie Beeden (he did the photo shoot) for sending us this rare and fantastic magazine scan featuring such a lovely interview with our favorite Brit. Back then Jason had just started out in the acting world and was promoting his films “Snatch” and “Ghosts of Mars.” He was also really open because he wasn’t famous yet and shared a bit more about his personal life.
What’s the strangest thing that’s happened to you ‘cos of Lock, Stock?
Well, it’s pretty strange being given loads of free clothes. Strange but nice, obviously. Also, the producer’s got some big friends in the States and they flew us by private jet to Vegas. You do pinch yourself. You think what the fuck am I doing on a jet, I’m used to the bus.
What’s the weirdest place you’ve been recognised?
It’s been more of an overall appreciation for the film rather than people saying, “There’s that useless c**t from Lock, Stock.” It’s weird that even now – two years later – people will still come up to me and say, “Fucking brilliant film, mate, loved it.”
When did you last see Vinnie Jones?
Really recently actually. I was in America, staying in this little hotel, and I was really lonely. He turned up and said, “Get the fuck out of there, come and stay at my house.” He’s just the nicest person – I can’t say enough good things about him. It’s a lovely atmosphere with the Jones boy, his door’s always open. There’s a bunch of English guys out there at the moment who’ve got a five-a-side football team together – they call it Hollywood United – so we might have a game when I get there. I’ll opt for being on the Jones boy’s side – I don’t wanna get my nuts grabbed!
Continue reading Old interview with Jason Statham for “Sky” magazine in 2000
British photographer Jamie Beeden released a numbered edition of his photo book “DECADE,” featuring photographs from 1998-2008. It also includes a gorgeous photo shoot he did with our favorite Brit in London, UK in 2000. We were lucky enough to get our hands on one which comes in hard cover, is cloth bound and has a unique cover mount. Of course we wanted ours to be of Jason and the photographer happily chose one for us and also told us about working with him.
Jamie Beeden: He was great to photograph, very friendly and funny and didn’t take himself too seriously, it was early on in his acting career and I got the impression that he couldn’t believe his luck!
If you want to purchase a copy of this rare photo book, visit vortigernmargate.com.