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WATCH the UK Emerging Actors Roundtable (PARTS 1 & 2)

Watch the very first UK Emerging Actors Roundtable, a new collaboration between Honest Actors and Spotlight…

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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Meet the UK Emerging Actors, Class of 2017…

The time is at last here to meet the actors that make up the cast of the very first UK Emerging Actors Roundtable. But what’s so different about this roundtable, and why should you watch it?

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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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.

#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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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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Campaign Update: The Case for Sponsoring The Honest Actors Podcast

On 29th February, I announced that production of the Honest Actors’ Podcast would be ending with immediate effect, so launching the #savehonestactors campaign. Within an hour, on the same day as the Oscar winners and Olivier nominations were announced, it was trending on Twitter. Soon after, the story was picked up by The Stage –

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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One Year On: what’s next for Honest Actors’?

It’s exactly one year since I first had the idea to start a podcast, interviewing actors in the hope of getting honest answers about the more difficult parts of the job. After a difficult 18 months with little in the way of acting work, I’d just received a cheque for a voiceover I’d done the previous year, and decided to put the money to good use. And by ‘good use’, I mean as an alternative to paying the numerous bills that were then outstanding.

One year on from the arrival of that cheque, and the beginnings of an idea, it’s time to take stock and prepare for change…

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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