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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 call their agents, and many actors find themselves jumping ship too early.

These actors end up between agents with no sense of career direction.

To learn how to avoid all of these mistakes I dropped by...

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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 - Coronation Street, Casualty, Hollyoaks and Doctors - to name but a few.

After interviewing Jordan for a full #ActOnThisTV episode - I just had to ask him back for a 100% LIVE video Q&A!

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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, Requiem... the list is ENDLESS.

In this EXCLUSIVE interview for Act On This Kate invites us into the world of high-profile drama casting, answering all kinds of questions from members of the community.

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PREVIEW: Getting Ahead By Getting Started - With Award-Winning Filmmaker Chris Stone!

 

I sit down for an in-depth chat with award-winning filmmaker Chris Stone.

Chris is one of the most talented filmmakers I have ever had the pleasure of working with, and in this interview he opens up about the world of independent film and the amazing opportunities it is currently offering actors of all levels.

During our chat, Chris and I discuss:

  • The plethora of acting opportunities in independent film right now.
  • Chris' background and how he got started in filmmaking.
  • Chris' latest...
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PREVIEW: Casting 'Downton Abbey' - With Emmy Nominated Casting Director Jill Trevellick!

podcast preview Aug 20, 2018

ITV's Downton Abbey is perhaps the UK's BIGGEST EVER TV hit - making waves across the globe.

It's one of those shows that any actor on the planet would be happy to take a cameo in.

The show has broken record after record at awards ceremonies, seeing it earn the most nominations of any international television series in the history of the Primetime Emmy Awards, with twenty-seven in total, after just two seasons!

One of those Emmy nominations went to the show's casting director - the wonderful...

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PREVIEW: Acting On Your Own Terms - With ‘The A Word’ Actor George Bukhari!

 

George Bukhari is an incredible actor, and also has an incredible story to tell.

Over the last 5 years, George has gone from a drama school graduate, to starring in the West End, landing TOP TV jobs on BBC One's Happy Valley, Ordinary Lies and The A Word - all whilst losing a whopping 11 STONE in weight!

I asked George to join me at 'On The 7th' in MediaCityUK to tell us all about that journey and MORE!

During our chat, George and I discussed:

  • The decision behind George's life-changing...
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PREVIEW: Living Beyond Your Circumstances - With ‘Leading Actress’ BAFTA Nominee Ruth Madeley!

 

I met Ruth Madeley whilst auditioning for Jack Thorne's BAFTA-winning BBC drama Don't Take My Baby back in 2014, and have wanted to get her on Act On This ever since.

Ruth is not only a phenomenal actress, but also a massive inspiration - having continually beaten the odds in both her acting career and in life itself.

Born with spina bifida and a spinal condition known as scoliosis, Ruth grew up thinking that the acting industry wouldn't be open to people like her.

Her journey to BAFTA fame...

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PREVIEW: Why Positivity Matters - With ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’ Casting Director Nicky Bligh!

live broadcast preview Aug 20, 2018
 

It gives me GREAT pleasure to welcome to the site, one of the most POSITIVE casting directors on the planet - the wonderful Nicky Bligh!

Responsible for casting MASSIVE comedy hits, including: Mrs Brown's Boys, Living The Dream, Mount Pleasant, and Ricky Gervais' Extras, Nicky knows what she needs from a comic actor.

I just had to ask her to take part in a 100% LIVE video Q&A!

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PREVIEW: Your Audition Is Our Audition - With Michael Jackson From Beverley Keogh Casting!

 

Today's interview guest is long time friend of Act On This and TOP UK casting director - Michael Jackson!

Michael and his wife Beverley form the casting powerhouse, that is Beverley Keogh Casting in Manchester.

Responsible for MASSIVE TV dramas, including the BAFTA-winning Happy Valley, Last Tango In Halifax, Scott & Bailey, and ITV's brand new drama Paranoid, it's clear this team knows what it takes to work at the very top of the acting industry.

I asked Michael to join me at 'On The...

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PREVIEW: Swapping Cops For Cameras - With Hollyoaks’ Newest Recruit Dan Jillings!

podcast preview Aug 20, 2018

It gives me GREAT pleasure to give you guys this brand new 'Coffee Conversation' with Hollyoaks' latest recruit, actor Dan Jillings!

I'd heard numerous TV directors speak highly of Dan's work, but it wasn't until Emmerdale's Danny Miller introduced me to Dan, that I discovered he was also a really TOP bloke!

Dan and Danny run an INCREDIBLE charity together, called Once Upon A Smile, helping children and parents deal with bereavement.

You can learn all about the charity by watching this...

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