From Coronation Street to Ed Reardon’s Week via Agatha Christie: Nicola Sanderson talks stage, screen and radio
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From Coronation Street to Ed Reardon’s Week via Agatha Christie: Nicola Sanderson talks stage, screen and radio

Nicola Sanderson is an incredibly versatile British actor with a record of success on stage, screen and radio – from thrillers to soap operas to comedies. I was lucky enough to see her as Auntie Lou in the stage production of Agatha Christie’s Love From a Stranger last year [2018] and have thoroughly enjoyed her … Continue reading

Supernatural and super – Watermill Ensemble’s Shakespeare double bill
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Supernatural and super – Watermill Ensemble’s Shakespeare double bill

A double bill of supernatural Shakespeare has been touring the UK, performed by the remarkable Watermill Ensemble. I don’t normally review plays on this blog (I normally review them for this hyperlocal site in Cardiff), but these exceptional productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth deserve exceptional treatment. Continue reading

Florence leaves the ‘wedmin’ to talk about playing an on-stage beauty and an on-screen psychopath
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Florence leaves the ‘wedmin’ to talk about playing an on-stage beauty and an on-screen psychopath

Florence Cady is a rising star of stage and screen. She was one of the leads in the successful UK tour of Ruth Rendell’s Gallowglass, and stars in a new horror feature, Crucible of the Vampire. She kindly took time out [in July 2018] from her ‘wedmin’ (wedding admin, apparently – what a great word!) … Continue reading

Meet Mhairi Calvey – the in-demand actress, whose career started, age 5, eating donuts with Mel Gibson!
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Meet Mhairi Calvey – the in-demand actress, whose career started, age 5, eating donuts with Mel Gibson!

From the role of Young Murron in Mel Gibson’s Oscar-winning Braveheart to in-demand lead in a huge range of features and shorts, Mhairi Calvey‘s career has come a long way in the last 25 years. As an actor, she has some exciting feature films on the way, and is also writing and directing her own … Continue reading

From Benidorm to battlefield – how Ryan’s childhood vacations led to a career in acting
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From Benidorm to battlefield – how Ryan’s childhood vacations led to a career in acting

​Ryan Ralph Gerrard is a talented young British actor, fast emerging as a star of the independent film scene, and gaining high-profile mainstream roles too. Currently [April 2017] working on Catalyst – a feature length version of the short film Remembering Amy – he has recently filmed scenes for season 3 of the TV hit … Continue reading

How drama classes turned shy Kate into a kick-ass screen star
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How drama classes turned shy Kate into a kick-ass screen star

It’s hard to imagine actress Kate Marie Davies ever being shy or being bullied. On screen she exudes a hard-edged confidence as Nicole in the superb Bristol-set scifi web series, Horizon, and doesn’t appear the type to be messed with in the forthcoming Escape From Cannibal Farm [as I write this in November 2016, I’ve … Continue reading