Sean adds: “I’m exceptionally proud of that film. We knew we were doing something great at the time. Neil’s writing was brilliant. He understood army language. In fact, the greatest compliment we received was from units watching it in Afghanistan to cheer themselves up. They all said we got the language right.
“Neil shot it all chronologically – which is very rare and probably one of the reasons why we all enjoyed filming it.
“Everyone got on so well. The minute we finished filming we’d go to the bar. When someone died on screen, we were all so close that it was like losing one of our own.
“After an intensive week of shooting it was just myself and Kevin McKidd in a wardrobe. Then I died. After that Kevin was ringing me up every five minutes asking where I was.
“I love the fact there’s no CGI in Dog Soldiers. It takes you back to creature features like The Creature From the Black Lagoon and gives it an almost fantastical feel.
“As for Neil, we were all very loyal to him. In fact, I look forward to working with him again. If he asked me to do anything, I’d do it.”