Nathaniel Martello-White

As well as performing you are experienced in writing, directing and producing. In what position is it most difficult for you to find or assess the ‘right’ character in auditions ? When casting your own material it always takes time and can be difficult. My feeling is, that’s where the directing process begins, establishing a cast who will make your job easier. If you could have a photograph of anyone in history at any age, who would you select? Bob Marley Who has been your most enjoyable person to act with so far? Carey Mulligan Discounting weapons and physically dangerous…

Oliver Coopersmith

Who is your favourite public figure to watch interviews of?  There’s loads, I’m a sucker for The Graham Norton Show. I haven’t missed an episode in years. What part of your family history did you find interesting or surprising to learn? My dad had to stop for petrol when my mum was in labour with my brother. It didn’t go down well. Would you rather give advice to yourself 10 years ago or receive advice from yourself 10 years in the future? Receive advice from myself 10 years in the future. Although I’m sure that person would say the same thing. What…

Inside Look: Christian Cooke

We spoke to actor Christian Cooke about his role as Pony William in the Donmar Warehouse production of Knives in Hens. Knives in Hens is set in a rugged ‘pre-industrial’ time and place far removed from contemporary life. What was the nature of the conversations with the director and fellow cast regarding how these characters exist, or even your own thought process? A lot of the early work we did was physical. Lots of movements work to really get inside the bodies of these people and consider how they move. They are people of the land who were put to work…

Anders Hayward

What was the most interesting location you filmed at for Gap Year? It’s hard to pick just one place, because everywhere we shot was different, but I really did love Kathmandu. It was just a completely bonkers place with everything happening at a million miles per hour. Buildings being rebuilt, motorbikes and cars everywhere. Also just the people were so lovely and positive. It really felt like a properly old place filled with a lot of history. Out of your favorite films, which do you think would be the best and worst choice to screen for a date? One of…

Sacha Dhawan

You recently appeared in the newest series of Sherlock. If you could have possessed Sherlock’s powers of logic/ detection for one day of your life, when would you have called upon it? I had just come back to the UK from being on an 8 month tour of a play. I was still stuck in that monotonous routine; my comfort blanket, which meant my performance ability had become a little ‘rusty’. My first audition back was a workshop for a very high-profile physical theatre company. Upon entering the audition room I wish my logic/ detection kicked in at that very…

Rory Fleck Byrne

What’s your favorite word or expression that isn’t part of the English language? “Il y a du pain sur la planche. It’s French for ‘there’s a lot to do’ – it literally means there is bread on the table. If from now on you could only play characters that have already been performed, or ones that do not exist/ haven’t been performed yet – which do you play? Haven’t been performed/ do not exist yet. What was the last thing you learned about yourself? I don’t think I want to tell you that 😉 What is a tradition you love…

Inside Look: George Blagden

We spoke to actor George Blagden about his role as Presley in the Shoreditch Town Hall production of The Pitchfork Disney. What was the most challenging aspect of the play as you read it, that surprised you in how well it unfolded live? The language. When you read Philip’s work for the first time, your imagination takes you to a million different places of where this sort of story-telling could work effectively. If you didn’t have the luxury of having Phil there (which we did!), you could interpret his writing in lots of different ways, and different productions of this…