Jonathan Harden

About Jonathan Harden

Actor. VO. Director. Former barman, waiter, cook, labourer, 'tugger', security guard, dish washer, removals man, bouncer, office manager, Wendy's 'Crew Member', Costa 'barista', snooker table maintenance guy, shop assistant, usher, boom op, golf buggy driver, and one-time pretend bank robber. Started this thing thinking nobody would listen.
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If casting directors sent automatic updates…

You may have already seen Stephen Fletcher’s open email to Equity and Spotlight (his #letusknow campaign or the longer-standing @giveusano Twitter account), read the recent ‘Soapbox’ article in The Stage, or remember Trevor Cooper’s article on the subject for the Honest Actors’ Blog. In any case, it’s impossible to deny that there is a growing chorus of voices speaking out about the radio silence that often follows auditions.

Jonathan Harden
Actor. VO. Director.

Former barman, waiter, cook, labourer, ‘tugger’, security guard, dish washer, removals man, bouncer, office manager, Wendy’s ‘Crew Member’, Costa ‘barista’, snooker table maintenance guy, shop assistant, usher, boom op, golf buggy driver, and one-time pretend bank robber.

Started this thing thinking nobody would listen.

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Honest Actors’ Podcast saved for second series!

UPDATE: SERIES 2 IS NOW LIVE

It’s official! The Honest Actors’ Podcast will be returning for a second series, thanks to our sponsor, TodayTix – a cracking new app for buying this week’s theatre tickets at discounted prices. Series 2 has been under wraps for months, so I’m delighted to at last be able to share the good news and publicly thank the guys at TodayTix for stepping in to save the day.

Jonathan Harden
Actor. VO. Director.

Former barman, waiter, cook, labourer, ‘tugger’, security guard, dish washer, removals man, bouncer, office manager, Wendy’s ‘Crew Member’, Costa ‘barista’, snooker table maintenance guy, shop assistant, usher, boom op, golf buggy driver, and one-time pretend bank robber.

Started this thing thinking nobody would listen.

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Join us in running the Spotlight Challenge for charity…

Want to get fit and raise money for charity?

It’s that time of year again and we at Honest Actors – i.e. the two of us that live in the flat where I occasionally stand in the cellar to record an intro for the podcast – are back in training for The Spotlight Challenge. And this year, Bronagh and I would love you to Join us on Team Honest Actors…

Jonathan Harden
Actor. VO. Director.

Former barman, waiter, cook, labourer, ‘tugger’, security guard, dish washer, removals man, bouncer, office manager, Wendy’s ‘Crew Member’, Costa ‘barista’, snooker table maintenance guy, shop assistant, usher, boom op, golf buggy driver, and one-time pretend bank robber.

Started this thing thinking nobody would listen.

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Contribute to #ActorSunscreen 2.0

It’s time to give a little back to the Honest Actors’ community. It’s time to share some of your hard-earned wisdom. It’s time to share the things you still struggle with.

As part of getting the social media accounts buzzing again – and generating some buzz for the potential new series – I have put together

Jonathan Harden
Actor. VO. Director.

Former barman, waiter, cook, labourer, ‘tugger’, security guard, dish washer, removals man, bouncer, office manager, Wendy’s ‘Crew Member’, Costa ‘barista’, snooker table maintenance guy, shop assistant, usher, boom op, golf buggy driver, and one-time pretend bank robber.

Started this thing thinking nobody would listen.

‘You’re an actor? In which restaurant?’ – The one with the best tips.

So, this morning I somehow found myself on Radio 4’s Today programme, debating a government report with Jay Rayner, the Observer’s food critic. How I ended up in that situation, I’m not entirely sure, but I guess it had a lot to do with this blog, the podcast and the momentum both have been gathering

Jonathan Harden
Actor. VO. Director.

Former barman, waiter, cook, labourer, ‘tugger’, security guard, dish washer, removals man, bouncer, office manager, Wendy’s ‘Crew Member’, Costa ‘barista’, snooker table maintenance guy, shop assistant, usher, boom op, golf buggy driver, and one-time pretend bank robber.

Started this thing thinking nobody would listen.

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#WINNING: Honest Actors WINS ‘Arts & Culture’ Award!

We did it!

Within a year of launching, The Honest Actors’ Blog has won the ‘Arts & Culture’ award at the UK Blog Awards 2016!

Attending in my absence, fellow Irish actor Jason Broderick – the man who helped me relaunch the site back in September –  put on a brand new suit, made his way to the Park Plaza and took over the Twitter account for the night.

Jonathan Harden
Actor. VO. Director.

Former barman, waiter, cook, labourer, ‘tugger’, security guard, dish washer, removals man, bouncer, office manager, Wendy’s ‘Crew Member’, Costa ‘barista’, snooker table maintenance guy, shop assistant, usher, boom op, golf buggy driver, and one-time pretend bank robber.

Started this thing thinking nobody would listen.

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12 Things Actors do to Make Money

‘My Other Job’ started going out weekly via the The Stage on Wednesday 3rd February 2016. Twelve weeks on, it’s time to look back and see what we’ve learned, and ask you if there’s anything we’ve missed?

Jonathan Harden
Actor. VO. Director.

Former barman, waiter, cook, labourer, ‘tugger’, security guard, dish washer, removals man, bouncer, office manager, Wendy’s ‘Crew Member’, Costa ‘barista’, snooker table maintenance guy, shop assistant, usher, boom op, golf buggy driver, and one-time pretend bank robber.

Started this thing thinking nobody would listen.

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20% off Honest Actors’ pin badges, opening night cards, vinyl stickers and more…

So, after carefully reading through every single response to the survey, and having searched the length and breadth of the internet for the right supplier, I’m happy to be announcing the first Honest Actors’ merchandise.

Jonathan Harden
Actor. VO. Director.

Former barman, waiter, cook, labourer, ‘tugger’, security guard, dish washer, removals man, bouncer, office manager, Wendy’s ‘Crew Member’, Costa ‘barista’, snooker table maintenance guy, shop assistant, usher, boom op, golf buggy driver, and one-time pretend bank robber.

Started this thing thinking nobody would listen.

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SPECIAL EDITION: Denise Gough – Extended Version… PART 2

After almost 10,000 downloads of the original edit of my interview with Denise Gough, I released the first part of this extended version  to coincide with People, Places & Things opening on the West End a week and a half ago. Now, just in time for the Olivier Awards, here’s part two…

Jonathan Harden
Actor. VO. Director.

Former barman, waiter, cook, labourer, ‘tugger’, security guard, dish washer, removals man, bouncer, office manager, Wendy’s ‘Crew Member’, Costa ‘barista’, snooker table maintenance guy, shop assistant, usher, boom op, golf buggy driver, and one-time pretend bank robber.

Started this thing thinking nobody would listen.

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SPECIAL EDITION: Denise Gough – Extended Version

With almost 10,000 downloads of the initial edited version of the interview, and as People, Places & Things (#PeoplePlacesThings) opens on the West End, it feels like the time is right to release the full, unedited version of my interview with Denise Gough.

Jonathan Harden
Actor. VO. Director.

Former barman, waiter, cook, labourer, ‘tugger’, security guard, dish washer, removals man, bouncer, office manager, Wendy’s ‘Crew Member’, Costa ‘barista’, snooker table maintenance guy, shop assistant, usher, boom op, golf buggy driver, and one-time pretend bank robber.

Started this thing thinking nobody would listen.

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