26 episodes

Discussing the highs, lows and in-betweens of life as an actor. What's it like being one of the 98% of actors not currently employed.

Hosted by Actors Oliver Powell & Emily Chase.

Average at Best Oliver Powell & Emily Chase

    • Arts
    • 4.4, 16 Ratings

Discussing the highs, lows and in-betweens of life as an actor. What's it like being one of the 98% of actors not currently employed.

Hosted by Actors Oliver Powell & Emily Chase.

    Ep. 22 - Amer Chadha-Patel

    Ep. 22 - Amer Chadha-Patel

    In episode 22 we talk to Actor/Writer/Director/Musician/Comedian... Well let's just say he's a man of many talents. Through our chat with the hilarious Amer, we explore his recent return to acting and his recent brush with Hollywood after booking a pilot for a big network. #CarrotBreak

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 21 - Pete Bartlett

    Ep. 21 - Pete Bartlett

    On today's episode we talk to one of the U.K.'s leading headshot photographers, Pete Bartlett, about his career and what he thinks makes a great headshot.

    • 47 min
    Ep. 20 - Rachel Sheridan

    Ep. 20 - Rachel Sheridan

    We made it. 20 episodes! This week, we chat to Casting Director Rachel Sheridan about her career, her process and how deciding to quit acting led to a career she absolutely loves.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep. 19 - Olivia Hallinan

    Ep. 19 - Olivia Hallinan

    In this episode we chat to Actress Olivia Hallinan (Sugar Rush, Lark Rise to Candleford) about the ups and downs of being a child actor and how she navigated her way into a sustainable acting career as an adult.

    • 46 min
    Interval - 3

    Interval - 3

    A mini episode looking back at some of our recent discussions. We also talk about some new segments we're hoping will become regular features of the podcast, such as our 'actor's surgery'.

    • 23 min
    Ep. 18 - Laura Whitmore

    Ep. 18 - Laura Whitmore

    In today's episode we get distracted - a lot - by Mick the dog as we chat with Actress and Presenter Laura Whitmore about her eclectic career. Laura tells us how she got started, how she's rediscovering her roots and how she's finally no longer afraid to say "I'm an actor".

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Rodsamillion ,

Rhoda

This has been one of the best and most helpful podcast series for actors I’ve listened to so far. Both Emily and Ollie have a lot of interesting view points to share with listeners with regards to the industry and it’s also heartwarming to see how open they are about their own experiences. I really appreciate that in a podcast and I will avidly he tuning in each week to hear more from them!

steffffles ,

Average at best RIP OFF

Apparently some actors these days cannot even come up with their own material. How does this podcast differ to “The 98%” ... which you have directly quoted many times - in future please come up with your own material :)

em noakes ,

Brilliant at best

Such a good actors podcast. Honest and REAL it cuts the ego crap and tells it as it is....pencils and all. The ep on mental health was so brave and so very important. Essential podcast for the actor out of work...or not!

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