Very pleased to have been involved with 2 games in The Telegraph’s 50 best games of 2018! Strange Brigade, in which I played Frank Fairburne, is in there along with Vermintide 2 – I voiced the infamous Blightreaper in the Shadows over Bögenhafen DLC. Footage of both of these are in my video game footage reel on the videos page!
I was very excited to see that Inside No.9 was featured at No.1 of the list of 25 best TV episodes of 2018 in this Guardian article. In case you weren’t aware, I provided the voice of the Radio DJ near the beginning of the show, and a spooky voice later on after it’s really got going. It was one of the few times when I actually watched a show live, and I’m very glad I did!
So that was a lot of fun! We shot that VT back in June. Really lovely to work with Keith/Leigh – he actually recognised me and we chatted about ginger beards and twitter abuse! Christopher Biggins was lovely too! You can watch the episode on ITV hub here. My bit is very near the beginning and I’m actually in it throughout that first VT (both parts).
So here’s something rather nice that we shot in the summer, written by TV writer James Farmer and directed by Stuart Laws for Turtle Canyon Comedy. I star as Rob with Sarah Dyas (recognisable from the Rich Keeble Vanity Project Xmas Special, naturally) as Beth. Also features Kat Sadler (who has the best line) and Owen Pullar. Enjoy!
Now I’ll be honest: I was dreading this. However, it wasn’t as bad as I remember it. After finishing a 5 hour voice session or something, doing an interview didn’t feel like the best thing to do, but here it is! It turned out OK! Some nice behind the scenes footage of the motion capture as well. Enjoy!
Photo credit: Elyse Marks www.elysemarksimaging.com
So on 24th October I did the closest thing I’ve done to stand up in 4 years, appearing at my friend Alexis Strum’s new night “The Time I Almost…”, telling the story of how I was almost in a Michael Caine film (King of Thieves, which I was cut out of). I also talked about a few other things I’d been cut from and used the opportunity to read out a few mean tweets. The night raised £300 for Women’s Aid. This is a new regular thing so do check out her blog.
Wow – I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited to watch a TV show than I was watching the live special of Inside No.9 on Sunday night. I recorded some voices a couple of weeks ago in front of Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, which was amazing in itself, but you never know what they’re gonna use and so to hear my voice coming out that radio in the first few minutes of the show before… it all kicked off… was something else. I’ve always wanted Steve Pemberton to tell me to bugger off as well! What a dream come true! Catch up with it on iPlayer!
Now as you know I take my music very seriously, so it’ll come as no surprise that my band has released an EP of remixes for one of most lyrically deep songs of our first album, Bellend Tattoo. I’m very pleased with how this turned out I must say. Jon and Dave did mixes which both make me chuckle, as does my dear friend Sam’s. I’m also rather pleased with the acoustic version. Anyway, please do stream (download if you wish!) on the embedded Bandcamp player, or stream in the usual places including Spotify.