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Discussing the highs, lows and in-betweens of life as an actor. What's it like being one of the 98% of actors not currently employed. Hosted by Actors Oliver Powell & Emily Chase.

Latest Episodes

Ep. 22 - Amer Chadha-Patel

EIn episode 22 we talk to Actor/Writer/Director/Musician/Comedian... Well let's just say he's a man of many talents. Through our chat with the hilarious Amer, we explore his recent return to acting and his recent brush with Hollywood after booking a pilot for a big network. #CarrotBreak

63 min2019 JUL 4
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Ep. 22 - Amer Chadha-Patel

Ep. 21 - Pete Bartlett

EOn today's episode we talk to one of the U.K.'s leading headshot photographers, Pete Bartlett, about his career and what he thinks makes a great headshot.

47 min2019 JUN 11
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Ep. 21 - Pete Bartlett

Ep. 20 - Rachel Sheridan

EWe made it. 20 episodes! This week, we chat to Casting Director Rachel Sheridan about her career, her process and how deciding to quit acting led to a career she absolutely loves.

62 min2019 MAY 16
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Ep. 20 - Rachel Sheridan

Ep. 19 - Olivia Hallinan

EIn this episode we chat to Actress Olivia Hallinan (Sugar Rush, Lark Rise to Candleford) about the ups and downs of being a child actor and how she navigated her way into a sustainable acting career as an adult.

46 min2019 APR 10
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Ep. 19 - Olivia Hallinan

Interval - 3

EA mini episode looking back at some of our recent discussions. We also talk about some new segments we're hoping will become regular features of the podcast, such as our 'actor's surgery'.

23 min2019 MAR 23
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Interval - 3

Ep. 18 - Laura Whitmore

EIn today's episode we get distracted - a lot - by Mick the dog as we chat with Actress and Presenter Laura Whitmore about her eclectic career. Laura tells us how she got started, how she's rediscovering her roots and how she's finally no longer afraid to say "I'm an actor".

53 min2019 MAR 14
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Ep. 18 - Laura Whitmore

Ep. 17.5 - The Oscars

EIn this week's micro episode we do a luke warm 'hot take' on this year's Oscar winners. Ollie realises he's seen hardly any of the nominated films and Emily realises this is why we don't usually do 'on the fly' episodes. Expect searing critical analysis (don't) and insight on how to become a millionaire (There is none).

28 min2019 FEB 27
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Ep. 17.5 - The Oscars

Ep. 17 - Nicky Bligh

EAfter a slightly longer than planned hiatus (Sorry) we're back with a great episode and a brilliant guest. Casting Director Nicky Bligh tells us how she got started in casting, how she approaches her work and most importantly if she's a dog or a cat person. Dont @ us!

50 min2019 FEB 14
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Ep. 17 - Nicky Bligh

Ep. 16 - Listener Chats Pt.1

EOn a special festive edition of the podcast we're joined by 3 great guests, each discussing a topic of their choosing. Jayne Aguire tells us about her experiences in the make-up trailer as an actress of colour, Mark Oosterveen asks whether it's possible for a male actor to be objectified after a recent review he read and Laura Evelyn (Currently appearing in Black Mirror: Bandersnatch) talks about her career and learning the lingo when you're on set.

72 min2018 DEC 31
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Ep. 16 - Listener Chats Pt.1

Ep. 15 - The Agent Relationship

EOn this week's epsiode we finally get into it. Agents. We discuss our experiences with previous agents and how communication and an open relationship can only be a good thing for your career.

52 min2018 OCT 24
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Ep. 15 - The Agent Relationship

Latest Episodes

Ep. 22 - Amer Chadha-Patel

EIn episode 22 we talk to Actor/Writer/Director/Musician/Comedian... Well let's just say he's a man of many talents. Through our chat with the hilarious Amer, we explore his recent return to acting and his recent brush with Hollywood after booking a pilot for a big network. #CarrotBreak

63 min2019 JUL 4
Comments
Ep. 22 - Amer Chadha-Patel

Ep. 21 - Pete Bartlett

EOn today's episode we talk to one of the U.K.'s leading headshot photographers, Pete Bartlett, about his career and what he thinks makes a great headshot.

47 min2019 JUN 11
Comments
Ep. 21 - Pete Bartlett

Ep. 20 - Rachel Sheridan

EWe made it. 20 episodes! This week, we chat to Casting Director Rachel Sheridan about her career, her process and how deciding to quit acting led to a career she absolutely loves.

62 min2019 MAY 16
Comments
Ep. 20 - Rachel Sheridan

Ep. 19 - Olivia Hallinan

EIn this episode we chat to Actress Olivia Hallinan (Sugar Rush, Lark Rise to Candleford) about the ups and downs of being a child actor and how she navigated her way into a sustainable acting career as an adult.

46 min2019 APR 10
Comments
Ep. 19 - Olivia Hallinan

Interval - 3

EA mini episode looking back at some of our recent discussions. We also talk about some new segments we're hoping will become regular features of the podcast, such as our 'actor's surgery'.

23 min2019 MAR 23
Comments
Interval - 3

Ep. 18 - Laura Whitmore

EIn today's episode we get distracted - a lot - by Mick the dog as we chat with Actress and Presenter Laura Whitmore about her eclectic career. Laura tells us how she got started, how she's rediscovering her roots and how she's finally no longer afraid to say "I'm an actor".

53 min2019 MAR 14
Comments
Ep. 18 - Laura Whitmore

Ep. 17.5 - The Oscars

EIn this week's micro episode we do a luke warm 'hot take' on this year's Oscar winners. Ollie realises he's seen hardly any of the nominated films and Emily realises this is why we don't usually do 'on the fly' episodes. Expect searing critical analysis (don't) and insight on how to become a millionaire (There is none).

28 min2019 FEB 27
Comments
Ep. 17.5 - The Oscars

Ep. 17 - Nicky Bligh

EAfter a slightly longer than planned hiatus (Sorry) we're back with a great episode and a brilliant guest. Casting Director Nicky Bligh tells us how she got started in casting, how she approaches her work and most importantly if she's a dog or a cat person. Dont @ us!

50 min2019 FEB 14
Comments
Ep. 17 - Nicky Bligh

Ep. 16 - Listener Chats Pt.1

EOn a special festive edition of the podcast we're joined by 3 great guests, each discussing a topic of their choosing. Jayne Aguire tells us about her experiences in the make-up trailer as an actress of colour, Mark Oosterveen asks whether it's possible for a male actor to be objectified after a recent review he read and Laura Evelyn (Currently appearing in Black Mirror: Bandersnatch) talks about her career and learning the lingo when you're on set.

72 min2018 DEC 31
Comments
Ep. 16 - Listener Chats Pt.1

Ep. 15 - The Agent Relationship

EOn this week's epsiode we finally get into it. Agents. We discuss our experiences with previous agents and how communication and an open relationship can only be a good thing for your career.

52 min2018 OCT 24
Comments
Ep. 15 - The Agent Relationship
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