This is fun. An audiobook I co-narrated is a finalist in this year’s Audie Awards. I think that’s a pretty big deal so is quite exciting. You can check out the other finalists etc here.
I’m very happy that this episode is finally out, not only because I think it’s really funny but also because it was a tricky edit because there was so much good stuff that had be thrown away for the run time. Sam did a wonderful job with the edit especially during a particularly tricky time over the last couple of months with juggling home working with home schooling, and Tim was great with loads of ideas. I hope you enjoy it.
I had a great time working on The Emily Atack Show back in July. I did 3 days on it, shooting 3 sketches which were shown over 2 episodes. Emily is lovely and it was great to work with director Tommy Forbes again. Everything was socially distanced and filmed cleverly to comply with Covid restrictions so extra kudos to the team! If you missed it when it was on last month, here are the sketches.
I’m a bit late posting about this one because I must admit after I did the session back in 2019 (quite a quick home session), I forgot about it. But here is Nurgloth, the boss at the end of the The Enchanter’s Lair mission of Vermintide 2. He’s a bit of a toughy! In the video above I’ve cut him in with some of my Blightreaper dialogue I did for the Shadows over Bögenhafen DLC for the same game. Enjoy!
And we’re back! It wasn’t a one-off! Episode 2 with the lovely Kenneth Collard is now live. I met Kenneth at a tableread for Cuckoo after which my part was actually cut in a script rewrite. He said he enjoyed the first episode so I asked if he wanted to do one and he was up for it. Enjoy!
Very happy to release the first episode of my new online show today. The idea originally started off as a filmed podcast with a Larry Sanders type element of behind the scenes… but Covid lockdown happened soon after we’d decided to start getting it off the ground and it changed into a Zoom thing. It’s a continuation from Rich Keeble Vanity Project with the same version of myself I played in that, although he’s picked himself up from the disastrous events at the end of that series and is trying to make a go of this chatshow format. But will it work out as he planned…? Probably not.
Katherine Ryan’s new Netflix sitcom The Duchess came out today. I did a day on the show last year, and had a great time on set, as well as reading in a load of characters at the readthrough. Katherine is great, Toby the director was also lovely, and I have to thank Catherine Willis yet again for bringing me in the room. Unfortunately a few months ago I received a lovely email from Gavin the producer explaining that they’d had to cut my scene in half for run time, and therefore my dialogue had had to go. Obviously it’s a shame, but these things happen. Anyway, you can actually still see me sat in the audience in the scene above (which is in episode 3), so if you catch sight of me and think I’ve taken up background/SA work, now you know! My character was called Ted by the way. Maybe he’ll get another chance to appear!
Very happy to be in the new series of Idris Elba’s In The Long Run sitcom on Sky. Here’s a still from my scene as “Parent” – a breakout role I think you’ll agree – which I believe is my first time rapping on camera, or indeed at all. Had a great time hanging out with Jimmy Akingbola and Steve Furst on set, and I got to meet the big man himself and Bill Bailey at the table reads.
Last year I was asked to read in various characters at the tableread for new Dawn French comedy drama The Trouble with Maggie Cole. I had a great time and it was a dream come true to work with Dawn who was lovely. Ultimately they gave me some voice roles on the show which was a radio DJ in the first episode and a bloke on the phone in Episode 4. The whole series is available on ITV Hub for another few days.
Monday 11th November 2019 will now most likely be remembered across the globe as the day “Bellend Tattoo” was released as a single on limited edition 3.5inch floppy disk, the s/t debut album it’s taken from was re-released on cassette for the first time, but also a brand new track, “Let’s Turn Down The Heat (on the thermostat)” off the next album, is released on clear 7 inch lathe cut vinyl! Oh my goodness. And hang on… there’s a new music video for “Bellend Tattoo” out as well! Right here…
Christ we’ve also got a gig coming up – Friday 15th November at the Apple Tree in Crawley. Free entry! Details here.