Every regiment has a man. That man wears a Red Cross and is responsible for the lives of his fellow brothers in arms. Sometimes detached from the camaraderie and serious in nature, this man dedicates his life to serving the men of his company. For Easy Company, that man was Medic “Doc” Eugene Roe.
The actor that brought the part to life and the history to “Band of Brothers” was Shane Taylor.
Thank you for your time Shane.
Would you please describe yourself to my readers? Who is Shane Taylor? Where about are you based?
Have you always wanted to be an actor?
I got into it via the usual pathway. My agent called me. I wasn’t that long out of drama school. I had a couple of T.V. jobs behind me and, I was doing a play at the time of the call. I remember running my lines in the theatre dressing room.
Stephen was due to direct the first episode but couldn’t do it in the end, so that fell to Phil Alden Robinson, who directed Field Of Dreams. I did meet Stephen briefly in an aircraft hanger when we were shooting the second D-Day episode. He came up alongside me, I guess he saw my medic’s arm band, and started to tell me how many people were interested in directing episode six.
It felt like the pressure was on for all of those early directors, and it was for us, to really hit the ground running. But Tom seemed so relaxed in comparison. I guess he’d been monitoring everything and he, himself, knew the material so well, that he just created a sense of calm, which I think made us feel we were all on the right track.
Thank you Shane, for your time with the interview. It has been an absolute pleasure.
Eugene Roe – Thank you for your service.