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Series 2: Episode 5 – Billy Carter

If it seems like a lifetime since I released the last episode (busy few weeks at Honest HQ), then it must be eons since I interviewed Billy Carter. In fact, it was April last year, approximately six weeks after I had started to release teasers for the podcast that would eventually launch months later…

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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Series 2: Episode 4 – Perdita Weeks

Seriously? Episode 4? Already? How the hell did we get here so fast? Well, no going back now. Welcome. And if I say so myself, it’s another very different interview with an actress who has a fairly unique perspective on things…

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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Series 2: Episode 3 – Joe McGann

Here it is, ready or not: episode 3 of the brand new series of the UK’s favourite acting podcast, sponsored by TodayTix…

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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Series 2: Episodes 1 & 2 – Noma Dumezweni & Emma Lowndes

Almost exactly seven months since #savehonestactors trended on Twitter, the Honest Actors’ Podcast is back, thanks to the wonderful people at TodayTix, not to mention all of you who joined in the campaign to help find a sponsor back in February. At last, I’m able to bring you two brand new interviews…

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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Episode 13: Justine Mitchell

Recorded at her home on 21.04.15. Running Time – 38:38.

Most proud of: Neil Labute’s Bash at the Gate Theatre, Dublin.

Yesterday marked exactly one year since I first had the idea to start a podcast. Just under two months after conceiving of ‘In anything at the minute?’, I was getting set to start rolling on my fourth interview – with Justine Mitchell – with no idea if anyone would listen by the time it came out…

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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Episode 12: John Rogan

Episode 12 and we have returned to one of those interviews previewed in the teasers that appeared on iTunes long before launching properly at the end of September. The line that stood out for me in that extract – “Go for it, baby!” – is now back in context as part of a larger narrative that is

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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Episode 11: Eleanor Matsuura

Episode 11’s hero/ heroine is actor/ actress (blame Denise Gough for confusing me on this again) Eleanor Matsuura.

I probably had too much fun doing this one and I hope it doesn’t show in an annoying way. I also talked more than I ever have in one of these interviews. Not much of that made it through the edit, you’ll be delighted to hear, but it’s worth noting as I think it explains the character of what remains. Spending over an hour in the company of Eleanor, having never met before, felt like spending five minutes with someone I’ve known all my life. 

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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Episode 10: Michael Hadley

When Mike Hadley joined me in Equity of what was then the hottest day of 2015 so far, he was agreeing not only to be part of a podcast that he had never heard of (it didn’t properly exist back then), but -as someone who hadn’t ever listened to a single podcast prior to our meeting – to be part of a medium he knew nothing about. By now you know what is usually my first question on these occasions. Mike had one before I even got started: “What is a podcast?”

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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Episode 9: Emily Taaffe

First and foremost: thank you, Emily Taaffe. This was a lovely interview and one I’ve been wanting to put out for months. The fear that there were too many Irish voices meant Emily was left out of the teasers, but at last, the time is here.

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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Episode 8: Jessica Raine

So this episode nearly didn’t happen. Work, a sick dog, and waning energy levels as we stagger towards Christmas, made starting the edit more difficult than it has been previously. Once started though, I really enjoyed listening back to Jess’s interview, almost 8 months after sitting in her kitchen and chatting over a cuppa…

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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