109 episodes

An inside look at life in the television and film industry. Join your host Ryan Perez as he speaks with actors, directors, talent agents, casting directors, and more about how the industry works and how to not only survive but to thrive.
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An Actor Despairs Ryan Perez

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.9 • 86 Ratings

An inside look at life in the television and film industry. Join your host Ryan Perez as he speaks with actors, directors, talent agents, casting directors, and more about how the industry works and how to not only survive but to thrive.
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    Peter Macdissi

    Peter Macdissi

    Join your host Ryan Perez and guest Peter Macdissi as they talk about Peter's youth growing up in a war, his journey to the States to study at the Lee Strasberg School, working on "Six Feet under," executive producing "Banshee," and his brand New Film "Uncle Frank."



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    • 40 min
    Rufus Sewell

    Rufus Sewell

    Join your host Ryan Perez and guest Rufus Sewell as they discuss Rufus growing up in London's Soho and the impact it had upon him, finding your voice and drama school, dealing with the particularities of being type cast as a villain, Rufus' performance in Tom Stoppard's "Rock and Roll" and the everlasting affect it had on both Ryan and Rufus' career.
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Sam Spruell

    Sam Spruell

    Join your host Ryan Perez and guest Sam Spruell as they discuss the beginnings of his career, working on projects like "The Hurt Locker," "Snow White and The Huntsman," "Luther," and his new film "Mangrove" directed by the legendary Steve McQueen!
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    • 53 min
    Faith Alabi

    Faith Alabi

    Join your host Ryan Perez and guest Faith Alabi as they discuss her how she got her start, working with Luca Guadagnino on "We are Who We Are," and what's in store for her next!
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    • 43 min
    Linus Roache

    Linus Roache

    Join your host Ryan Perez and guest Linus Roache as they talk about his career and projects such as "Batman Begins," "Vikings," "Law and Order," and "Homeland."
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Dixie Egerickx

    Dixie Egerickx

    Join your host Ryan Perez and guest Dixie Egerickx as they discuss her lead role in the new film The Secret Garden, some of her past roles, and what life is like right now for Dixie and what's coming up in the future.
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

PKM71 ,

Insightful and Enjoyable

I’ve just started listening to An Actor Despairs and, in spite of the rather dark title, the show really provides a lot of interesting information related to the Acting Industry. Honestly, Antony Starr (Homelander from ‘The Boys’ and Lucas Hood from ‘Banshee’) recommends it and that’s all you should need to know! Check it out!!

charmandie22 ,

Wonderful podcast

Insightful view on how actors truly do despair! Wonderfully done!

Cheynwatts ,

Great Laughs, Great Guests

Really, really interesting podcast. You can tell the host is seriously passionate about the art. I’m not technically in “The Industry” myself but I watch tv and movies, so I get to hear the stories of some of my favorite actors.

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