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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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PREVIEW: Trusting Your Gut - With 'Doctor Who' Casting Director Andy Pryor! podcast preview Aug 20, 2018

Andy Pryor CDG is one of the UK's most respected casting directors.

Working in the highest echelons of TV, Andy's track record speaks for itself.

Andy's been responsible for casting more than 120 episodes of Doctor Who - including 5 new doctors, he's recently cast BBC's Undercover, Call The...

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PREVIEW: How To Find A Great Acting Agent - With Jane Hollowood! podcast preview Aug 20, 2018

Agents eh?

They are a BIG part of the acting industry and a HUGE part of your acting career success... BUT so many actors struggle when it comes to finding great representation.

Those who do find it, often have trouble making the actor/ agent relationship work, some actors feel afraid to even...

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PREVIEW: F*ck Fear & Just Do It - With BAFTA-Winning Director Jordan Hogg! live broadcast preview Aug 20, 2018

It gives me GREAT pleasure to welcome back to the site, one of the most fearless directors in the TV industry - BAFTA-winning Jordan Hogg!

Both super-talented and relentlessly positive, Jordan is a force to be reckoned with.

He spends his time directing some of the most popular TV shows in the UK...

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PREVIEW: Belief Is Everything - With 'Line Of Duty' Casting Director Kate Rhodes James! podcast preview Aug 20, 2018

Kate Rhodes James is a juggernaut in UK TV casting.

With a career spanning 20+ years, Kate has been responsible for casting some of the most successful TV shows to EVER grace our screens.

Kate's credits include BBC One's Line Of Duty, Bodyguard, ITV's Good Karma HospitalThe Terror, ...

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