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Chats with actors, hosted by Jonathan Harden. A new guest in each episode discusses the things they struggle with, the challenges of being without work, and how they've survived rejection. "For anyone wanting to know what it is honestly like to be an actor, this is the podcast for you" - The Stage

The Honest Actors' Podcast Jonathan Harden

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0, 14 Ratings

Chats with actors, hosted by Jonathan Harden. A new guest in each episode discusses the things they struggle with, the challenges of being without work, and how they've survived rejection. "For anyone wanting to know what it is honestly like to be an actor, this is the podcast for you" - The Stage

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    • 4 min
    4.05 - Lucas Hare

    4.05 - Lucas Hare

    A long and winding chat with, Lucas Hare. Don't be fooled by the oak beams in the background, like 93.7% of us, Luke is a distant relative of Danny Dyer (Source: Ancestry.com). His Bob Dylan podcast, Is it Rolling, Bob? is available wherever you got this. Interview by Jonathan Harden. Recorded via Zoom, June 2020. Studio facilities provided by irishvoiceovers.co.uk
     
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    LOCKDOWN: Laura Gourdine

    LOCKDOWN: Laura Gourdine

    Laura Gourdine on Lockdown, Black Lives Matter and more, via Zoom, from her apartment in NYC. Honest Actors Lockdown - rambling long distance catch-ups with old friends of the show. The original interview with Laura appeared as episode 4 of Series 4. Interview by Jonathan Harden. Recorded via Zoom, June 2020. Studio facilities provided by irishvoiceovers.co.uk
     
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    • 1 hr
    LOCKDOWN: Joanna Scanlan

    LOCKDOWN: Joanna Scanlan

    Joanna Scanlan on how lockdown has been treating her, from cleaning days to building a 'wigwam' voiceover studio, enjoying 'Normal People', and coping with there not being any work to not get. Honest Actors Lockdown - rambling long distance catch-ups with old friends of the show. The original interview with Isaiah appeared as episode 3 of Series 3. Interview by Jonathan Harden. Recorded via Zoom, June 2020. Studio facilities provided by irishvoiceovers.co.uk
     
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    • 44 min
    4.04 - Laura Gourdine

    4.04 - Laura Gourdine

    A totally different interview, and a rare thing for the podcast: several, yes several brand new answers to longstanding questions. Have you any idea how long I've been awaiting for that?! Hear them all in this brand-new chat with Laura Gourdine, speaking during lockdown from her apartment in Manhattan. Interview by Jonathan Harden. Recorded via Zoom, June 2020. Studio facilities provided by irishvoiceovers.co.uk
     
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    • 51 min
    LOCKDOWN: TEN TIMES HAPPIER with Owen O'Kane

    LOCKDOWN: TEN TIMES HAPPIER with Owen O'Kane

    Owen O’Kane is one of the country’s leading psychotherapists and author of Sunday Times Best Seller Ten to Zen. He has a dual medical and psychotherapy training and is a former clinical lead for an NHS mental health service. He has a unique ability to understand how to quell anxiety and manage stress, as well as unparalleled insight into what brings happiness and calm into people’s lives. We needed this one... Interview by Jonathan Harden. Recorded via Zoom, June 2020. Studio facilities provided by irishvoiceovers.co.uk
     
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Jane Willow1 ,

Great Podcast! My favourite!!

This is my favourite podcast. Even though I'm a musician and not an actor, I just love the honesty on this podcast! How the actors admit to going months without work, or how they spend years without an agent or any support. And how hard that can be. And how connections are still a very vital part of them getting jobs. In most musician podcasts they never mention the struggles musicians have or the help they've gotten to get to where they are. Which promotes unrealistic views of what the creative industry is like. Of course you're gonna succeed with a great team behind you, but for those still looking for support it's hard. And I just love how The Honest Actors Podcast never brushes past these first few years or decades where things are really hard. Thanks so much for putting on this show Jonathan. I love it.

A MacD ,

Great resource!

I love the easy, honest nature of the questions and how the podcast is presented. I'm new to it and can't wait to hear more! Keep it up and thanks for all the effort gone in to make this a very worthwhile source for all things to do with acting!

Conwod ,

Lifesaving Podcast

I started acting late, I don't really hang out with actors that much.
This podcast has been a lifeline, so good to hear that so much of what I've been experiencing and feeling is just a part of the deal as opposed to me just being a mentaller or weirdo.
I absolute love it. Thank you Jonathan for all your hard work and many thanks to all your contributors *****

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