PREVIEW: Your Network Is Your Net Worth - With 'In The Long Run' Actor Jimmy Akingbola!Jul 31, 2020
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Jimmy Akingbola is an INCREDIBLE actor, with an incredible career.
He's just burst back onto our screens as the much-loved character Valentine, in series 3 of Idris Elba's comedy, In The Long Run, for Sky One, and recently starred opposite Golden Globe-winning Brenda Blethyn, as Koji, in ITV smash-hit comedy Kate & Koji.
Jimmy will next be seen in a key role in Ted Lasso for Apple TV+, a new comedy series starring Jason Sudekis.
In this 2 HOUR chat, we look at the many things responsible for Jimmy's success so far, discuss the critical importance of your network as an actor, and members of Act On This jump on camera for some 1-2-1 career advice too!
During the broadcast, we discuss:
- Jimmy's entry into the acting industry, and why he felt he needed to go to drama school.
- Why Jimmy initially thought he'd be an actor, who would never really work.
- How Jimmy wrote to a casting director for 3 YEARS, before she finally saw him for an audition.
- Why momentum is so important in your career - and how to keep it going.
- Why Jimmy was disappointed with his first TV performance - but why the lessons he learned were GOLD!
- Triforce Creative Network - and why Jimmy set it up.
- Jimmy's first agent, and how the pair worked together to get sh*t done.
- Why Jimmy would write to 100 industry people, for every ONE job he booked.
- Hustling to land a TOP-tier agent.
- Jimmy's transition to America and the LA market.
- Landing 'In The Long Run' with Idris Elba.
- The challenges of theatre compared to TV.
- Why acting is ALL about the truth.
- What Jimmy wished he did at drama school.
- The ONE thing he wants EVERY actor to know.
- And MUCH MUCH more!
If you need a HUGE shot of motivation - THIS is the chat to listen to!
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