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Conversations I Should Have Had
87 minutes | Sep 4, 2020
Conversations I Should Have Had...with Devora Wilde
Including listening to dial-up compilations on the Internet, being a frequent flyer at the age of six, why everyone in Bulgaria (seems to be) called 'Nick' and a clandestine hill-rolling contest at a wedding. This week it's getting even more random as the tables are turned and the very first guest on the podcast, Alex Di Cuffa, sits down to interview our host, Devora Wilde. We had a lot of fun with this one, and we hope you enjoy it too! You can follow Alex on Instagram here and check out The Good Grief Podcast here. You can follow Devora on Instagram here.
78 minutes | Aug 28, 2020
Conversations I Should Have Had...with Cherise Silvestri
Including bagging Jodie Foster's groceries, being a professional gambler, murder mysteries on cruise ships and why being the queen of fresh starts is an accolade anyone should aspire to. Cherise is a professional actor who was born in Chicago and is now based in London by way of Belgium. The early part of her career was rooted strongly in the theatre and she continued from there to branch out into independent film, motion capture, commercials, television and voiceover work. She currently appears in the Netflix feature film "Close," has an independent short film in its final stages of post-production, and is preparing to shoot another independent project for a museum installation in The Netherlands. Cherise’s voice has been heard narrating Discovery ID’s American docudrama "Web of Lies" during its third season, in addition to other voiceover projects including commercial promotions, ADR and animation. Follow Cherise on Twitter here and on Instagram here
80 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
Conversations I Should Have Had...with Dan Burman
Including touching Johnny Depp, gladiator-style auditions, castles in car parks and why there are just some mathematical concepts that we'll never actually use in real life. Dan Burman is an actor, fight director, producer and wearer of many other creative hats. Despite normally having a frankly silly number of projects floating around the ether Dan is currently enjoying focussing re-channelling creativity into other, less numerate ventures and learning that a less than full diary is no bad thing. During lockdown Dan has taken to documentary making. "United in Lockdown," a global conversation on COVID-19, is currently in post-production while production has already begun on the sequel "Second Wave." Follow Dan on Instagram here and on Twitter here.
82 minutes | Aug 7, 2020
Conversations I Should Have Had...with Julian Kostov
Including how wandering into coffee shop can get you into a Star Wars audition, being a swimming champion without a pool, burning your diploma (literally) and why learning to say no can be the best way to make your dreams come true. Julian is a multilingual Bulgarian-American actor and producer who will soon appear in the new Netflix fantasy series "Shadow and Bone," adapted by Oscar nominee Eric Heisserer and produced by 21 Laps Entertainment. He was born in Varna, Bulgaria and graduated from a Spanish and English-speaking high school. During that time he was a 10-times swimming champion of Bulgaria for all ages, and part of the national team, winning a bronze medal from the Balkan Games in 2007. Julian received a 'Business Management' BA degree from Cardiff University but soon after he was accepted into the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain and began his acting career. He's currently filming as Italian Luca in Channel 4 comedy series "Back," opposite David Mitchell and Robert Webb, and can recently be seen in the recurring role of Yuri in "Treadstone" on Amazon. Prior to that, he appeared as series regular, Sergei, in the latest season of "Berlin Station" (Epix/Channel 4). He previously appeared as the lead in the feature film "Another Mother's Son" for which he was long-listed for a BAFTA. In addition to other awards, he was nominated for Action Performer of the Year by Action on Film International Film Festival, Vegas for playing Sam Quentin in the award-winning film "The Conversation." Julian's producing career quickly evolved from short films to the horror feature "The Dare" (2020) which won the Audience Award at Popcorn Frightfest, Miami and is being sold worldwide by Millennium Media. Other acting credits include "A Discovery of Witches" (Sky One) and a guest lead opposite Rob Lowe in "Wild Bill." He can also be seen in as Juan in the comedy TV-series "Flack" alongside Anna Paquin. Julian also has an extensive voice-over body of work ranging from commercials to animation and video games, including a leading MOCAP role for "CrossFire 2," the all-time most popular game in Asia and ergo the world. Follow Julian on Instagram here.
79 minutes | Jul 31, 2020
Conversations I Should Have Had...with Yasen Atour
Including how selling nuts and perfume prepares you for life, the similarities between an actor and a car, an interesting method of learning how to swim and the importance of (never) fitting in. Yasen Atour is a British/Moroccan actor and director who plays Reza in the upcoming Netflix series "Young Wallander" as well as Coen in the second season of "The Witcher." Yasen is also the founder and senior coach at Film Club LDN. To find out more, visit Film Club LDN's website here and follow on Instagram here. You can follow Yasen on Instagram here.
77 minutes | Jul 24, 2020
Conversations I Should Have Had...with Lucy Aarden
Including which vegetables can really liven up a Shakespeare performance, how a starring role as a builder kickstarted Lucy's career, not recognising your own sister's nose and why it's always important to wear a wig on the tube. Lucy Aarden is a British screen and stage actress with a passion for the historical. From reaching IMDb’s top 500 actresses in the world after starring in HBO’s "Game of Thrones" to playing the lead in a period drama centred around World War II’s Bletchley Park, right through to her forthcoming one-woman-show in which she plays Will Shakespeare himself, Lucy is always keen to explore times past. When she’s not learning sonnets (she thinks she actually only knows one all the way through) you’ll most likely find her rambling the countryside trying to capture the perfect snaps of her little dog, Bear. Follow Lucy on Instagram: @lucy_aarden and on Twitter: @lucyaarden You can follow your host, Devora Wilde, on Instagram: @devorawilde Catch Lucy in her comedy performance of Bard In The Yard on the 4th August 2020. Tickets here: https://www.seetickets.com/event/shake-it-up-bard-in-the-yard/le-gothique/1601369
80 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
Conversations I Should Have Had...with Samantha Clinch
Including waltzing with Daniel Radcliffe in the Great Hall, getting into the boxes at the BAFTAs, the importance of (not) meeting your heroes – here's looking at you, Britney – and why a winning mindset will literally open all those doors. Samantha Clinch is a BBC Radio presenter, hand model and child star. Carol Baskin in the the spotlight from a young age, Samantha was never going to live a conventional life – whether that meant sneaking in to get a photo and have a chat with Britney or winning every competition on Instagram, this girl's stories are endless. You can catch her touching diamonds and washing machines for money, and hear her on BBC Radio Berkshire and across east London radio waves. Samantha has a lot of advice when it comes to mindset, manifestation, and getting in alignment with your true calling. You can follow Samantha on Instagram @samanthaclinch and your host Devora Wilde on @devorawilde Enjoy!
81 minutes | Jul 10, 2020
Conversations I Should Have Had...with Díana Bermudez
Including why you should always turn to Gumtree if you're feeling lost, how Brad Pitt as a chicken inspires us, the perks of being an Italian celebrity and what it's like being responsible for the Miss World beauty queens. Díana Bermudez is a British theatre & screen actor of Indigenous Colombian descent, who’s journey through life and work has taken her to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 5* play "Valiant," to the wilderness of New Zealand for ABC’s "Triangle" and to the US/Mexico border (aka Nu Boyana studios in Bulgaria & not Mexico at all) for studio franchise "Rambo: Last Blood." Follow Díana on Instagram: @dianabermudez
75 minutes | Jul 3, 2020
Conversations I Should Have Had...with Walles Hamonde
Including what makes a good kama sutra model, why you can't put a price on wand training, skating on ice rinks in the middle of the desert and how this episode almost became all about Michelle Kwam. Walles is an actor, voice artist, former figure skater and current serial cat snuggler based between London and LA. He loves long bike rides (can't ride), curling up on the sofa with a bottle of wine (doesn't drink), and being interviewed for podcasts (hates talking about himself). He would like to meet someone who can assemble flatpack furniture (he has the motor skills of a newborn). This is a dating site, right? @WheresWalles
58 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
Conversations I Should Have Had...with Julie Rose Smith
Including why I can’t stop singing Julie’s name, learning big life lessons, our love of spreadsheets and the school careers sessions that sucked. Julie is a London-born actor, graphic designer and bookkeeper – variety is the spice of life after all! She began her acting career treading the boards up and down the UK, mastering quick changes. Now she spends most of her time in front of the camera, if not with a glass of bubbles in hand! She's looking forward to filming her next feature, as soon as this lockdown madness has ended.
37 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
Conversations I Should Have Had...with Alex Di Cuffa
Including why Alex should (not) have become a hairdresser, how bagpipes are underrated, auditioning for drama school as Gollum and experiencing the cold of Winchester with Russell Crowe. Alex is an actor and a director. He recently directed "Protector," a medieval action film with the fight team from "Vikings" (Amazon). His other films have been screened at festivals around the world, as well as on Sky TV. He also co-runs Black Cat Theatre and is a massive Chelsea fan.
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