I host The Screenster Podcast. I chat to fellow actors, filmmakers and industry insiders about their careers, the highs and lows of the business and what they're watching. Of course we're not short of interviews of people in 'showbusiness'. But how many of these people are on the red carpet or directly in the spotlight? Quite a lot. So, I wanted to turn my attention to all the other brilliant people who aren't necessarily on that carpet (yet) and those who are working behind the scenes. I want to talk about how difficult this industry really can be, what people do to keep motivated and what television shows and films give them some comfort along the way.
The Screenster Podcast is live on iTunes Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts! Each week, I chat to fellow actors, filmmakers and industry insiders about their careers, how they keep on top of their mental health in such a fickle industry and what they're watching. I want to shine a light on the behind the scenes magic it takes to make our favourite shows. By giving this insight to the industry, I want to remind people that it's not always as 'glamorous' as they might imagine and we're all just hardworking (and sometimes struggling) humans at the end of the day! Please subscribe and leave me a little 5 star review if you enjoy it (I really hope you do) and tell your friends!
I know the term is here, there and everywhere. But I'm sticking with it. We need to keep up the conversation about mental health. The entertainment industry can often spit you out as fast as it has chewed you up - and I think it's important we acknowledge this so that we don't feel alone when it DOES happen. Let's keep chatting. My podcast will join in.
If you're interested in working with me on the podcast or joining me as a future guest, please do get in touch. I'd love to hear from you. You can send me a little message over on the Get in Touch part of my website. Or message me on Screenster's Instagram - I accept people 'sliding into my DMs' - in a non-creepy, professional way. (Yes this is me standing in front of some lockers in America - because I got excited as it reminded me of all the high school movies I've ever seen).
Previous guests include: Costume Designer Debra McGuire (Friends, The Morning Show), Actor Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones, Derry Girls), Intimacy Coordinator Ita O'Brien (Normal People, I May Destroy You), Actor Dominique Moore (Horrible Histories, Anthony), Production Designer Jonathan Paul Green (Fleabag, Episodes), Script Supervisor Marilyn Kirby (This Way Up, Catastrophe), Nick Hendrix (Midsomer Murders, The White Princess), Stunt Coordinator Andy Bennett (The Crown, Peaky Blinders) and Actor Alistair Petrie (Sex Education, The Night Manager).
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The Screenster Podcast, including BBC Radio Ulster and their show, 'The Ticket'. Click on the image above, to listen to the show. (And yes, I did screenshot the time at which they start talking about me...guilty).
On The Screenster Podcast, I also talk to my guests about what they're enjoying on the big and small screen. From Netflix to Amazon Prime, old school 90s movies to the latest box office hit, I want to hear it all. We talk about what they turn to when they're having a bad day, what TV shows might have given them some inspiration and what they're enjoying at the moment.