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PREVIEW: Maintaining A Winner's Mindset - With Emmerdale's Asan N'Jie! podcast preview Dec 10, 2018

I met Asan N'Jie in May of 2018, whilst working on an episode of BBC's Casualty.

One thing INSTANTLY struck me about this guy... his mindset and mental-game was STRONG - I knew Asan was one of life's winners.

During our week of filming, I discovered that Asan had experienced more than his...

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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: 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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