Honest Actors BlogThe Honest Actors’ Blog

Award-winning acting blog featuring curated blog articles written by actors and those who live in close proximity, on a variety of subjects: family to industry, community to mental health. With regular posts by podcast creator and host Jonathan Harden, plus The Anonymous Actor and others, including Katie Elin-Salt, Chris Tester and Katie Redford.

Latest Blog Posts

  • actress disability

[UPDATED] Disability: Nick’s Turning Point

UPDATE 26/03/2016: Neurosurgeons have suggested Jayne have a neuro stimulator inserted in her occipital nerve, which if successful will reduce the head pain.

By |March 26th, 2016|Categories: Family, Journal, Mental Health|Tags: , , , |
  • People, Places & Things Review

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.

  • #savehonestactors sponsorship

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

By |March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Podcast Updates|Tags: , |

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…

By |February 28th, 2016|Categories: Podcast Updates|Tags: |
  • funemployment

The Pros & Cons of Claiming FUNemployment Benefits

When I moved back to London in February last year, I bloody loved being funemployed. I got to explore London, see all my friends I hadn’t seen in months/years, go to the theatre, cinema, go on nights out. I truly was a lady of leisure and I was having the

By |February 25th, 2016|Categories: Journal, Muggle Life|Tags: , |

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