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Glenister refused to go nude for 'Mad Dogs'

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The cast of Mad Dogs

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Philip Glenister has revealed that he refused to appear naked in Mad Dogs.

The actor stars in the upcoming Sky1 thriller alongside John Simm, Marc Warren and Max Beesley, but admitted that - unlike Warren and Beesley - he was not willing to bare all in front of the camera because he considers himself too old.

He told The Sun: "They went, 'Who wants to go and jump in [the pool] naked?' and Max was like, 'Me, kid.' And I was like, 'There's absolutely no way.' I'm of an age now. I'm past all that. I don't do nudity anymore."

Glenister - who celebrates his 48th birthday today - said that the idea of ageing and "getting closer to death" is a key component of Mad Dogs.

"When you're nearer 50 than 40 you really start thinking about [death], I can assure you," he said. "You become more aware of your health, but you worry less.

"[Mad Dogs isn't a] four-parter about a group of blokes hitting their 40s and having a jolly-up. That would have been boring. We wanted an undercurrent of something a bit darker.

"It's about reaching a stage in life, looking at what you've achieved and where you go next. It's about how normal people deal with a certain situation and how they can implode."

Mad Dogs begins tonight on Sky1 at 9pm.

> Click here to watch our interview with Mad Dogs star Max Beesley

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