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PREVIEW: Leap & The Net Will Appear - With Doctor Who's Julie Hesmondhalgh! podcast preview Nov 25, 2018

Famed for playing Hayley Cropper - one of Coronation Street's most iconic characters - it looked like actress, Julie Hesmondhalgh was set for life.

Little did she know, however, that one theatre production was set to change EVERYTHING - awakening an actor within her, whom she thought she'd lost...

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PREVIEW: Getting That Guest Role - With Coronation Street Director Nic Phillips! podcast preview Nov 04, 2018

Nic Phillips has been a TV director for almost 40 years - and in that time he's directed some iconic shows!

Everything from Grange Hill to Casualty, The Bill, Birds Of A Feather, Goodnight Sweetheart, My Family, and EastEnders.

As I type this, Nic is over on the cobbles, directing Coronation...

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PREVIEW: Inside The Agency - With 'WGM Talent' Agent Guy Howe! podcast preview Oct 12, 2018

One of my main goals with Act On This, is to give you access to as many reputable, legitimate, industry professionals as possible - and agent Guy Howe, from WGM Talent, has been on my list of guests for many years now.

Guy established the dual-based (Manchester/ London) acting agency WGM Talent...

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PREVIEW: How To Launch A Voiceover Career - With Hannah Ralph From The Voiceover Gallery! podcast preview Sep 24, 2018

Fifteen years ago, I was introduced to the voiceover industry - it TRANSFORMED my life.

I'd discovered a world that went hand-in-hand with my acting career.

A world, where I could use my acting talent on a weekly basis, to earn 5x my minimum wage salary, in 10x LESS TIME!

Voiceover hasn't just...

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PREVIEW: 10 Years To An Overnight Success - With Hollyoaks Actress Haiesha Mistry! podcast preview Sep 17, 2018

Is there really such a thing as an 'overnight success'?

In my experience, the answer to that question, is a resounding NO!

Success in the acting industry, or anything worthwhile in life, for that matter, takes A LONG TIME - years, decades, or more.

That's certainly been the case for Hollyoaks...

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PREVIEW: Developing Patience & Persistence - With ‘Humans’ Casting Director Victor Jenkins CDG! live broadcast preview Aug 20, 2018

WOW - what a Q&A this was - with one of the MOST SUCCESSFUL casting directors I've had the pleasure of hosting on Act On This - Victor Jenkins CDG!

Responsible for casting some of the VERY BEST TV drama in existence - Humans, Unforgotten, Broadchurch, Grantchester, The Rook, to name but a few...

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PREVIEW: Capture More Castings - With ‘Hollyoaks’ Casting Director Peter Hunt CDG! live broadcast preview Aug 20, 2018

It's gives me GREAT pleasure to welcome back an AWESOME friend of Act On This - head of Hollyoaks casting, Peter Hunt CDG!

I wanted to give members the chance to interact with Peter directly, so we opened the floor up for an 'anything goes' Q&A session!

Being one of the most loyal and honest...

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PREVIEW: Casting Actors From A Writer’s Perspective - With ‘Poldark’ Creator Debbie Horsfield! podcast preview Aug 20, 2018

When I bumped into BAFTA-nominated writer and creator of BBC One's Poldark, Debbie Horsfield, at a recent readthrough - I just HAD to ask her to take part in a podcast with me.

You see, we hear about casting from a casting director and director's perspective all the time - but NEVER from a...

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PREVIEW: What It Takes To Win An Oscar - With ‘The Silent Child’ Actress & Writer Rachel Shenton! podcast preview Aug 20, 2018

I met Rachel Shenton, when we were both working on Hollyoaks - many moons ago.

A couple of years back, she started talking to me about a film she wanted to write, about a deaf girl, born into a hearing family.

I thought it sounded like an amazing idea, but we both knew it would require a...

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PREVIEW: Landing A Role In TV Soap - With Corrie & Emmerdale Director Mickey Jones! live broadcast preview Aug 20, 2018

Ladies and gentleman - let me introduce you to one of the most POPULAR TV directors I have EVER met - Mr Mickey Jones!

Over the years, Mickey has directed literally HUNDREDS of episodes of the UK's favourite soaps - including Coronation Street, Emmerdale, EastEnders and Hollyoaks.

I met Mickey...

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PREVIEW: Acting Can Take You Anywhere - With ‘Downton Abbey’ Actor Robert James-Collier! video interview preview Aug 20, 2018

Known most famously for playing the iconic footman, Thomas Barrow, in Downton Abbey - Rob has come A LONG WAY in the 15 years since I met him at an acting class in Manchester.

I asked Rob to join me at 'On The 7th' in MediaCityUK for a long overdue catch-up and chat about ALL THINGS acting!

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PREVIEW: Everyone Has 24 Hours In A Day - With 'Broadchurch' Director Lewis Arnold! podcast preview Aug 20, 2018

If there is one thing I've learnt from 15 years of working as a professional actor - it's that there is NO substitution for hard work!

This applies to everyone in the acting industry - both in front of and behind the camera.

One of the hardest working directors I have EVER met is Lewis Arnold.

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