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Lesley Nicol

8 Podcast Episodes

Latest 28 Jan 2023 | Updated Daily

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Lesley Nicol on Veganism & Being Mrs. Patmore

Food with Mark Bittman

Mark talks to the accomplished actress, Lesley Nicol, about the food on Downton Abbey, how the show inspired her to go vegan, and what it was actually like to wear the infamous Mrs. Beaver costume.For the English Cream Scones recipe, head to the Bittman Project, here.Subscribe to Food with Mark Bittman on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you like to listen, and please help us grow by leaving us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts.Follow Mark on Twitter at @bittman, and on Facebook and Instagram at @markbittman. Subscribe to Mark's newsletter The Bittman Project at www.bittmanproject.com.Questions or comments about the show? Email food@markbittman.com. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


17 May 2022

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Great British Film: The East is East at 21 Interviews. No.2 - Lesley Nicol who played Auntie Annie

Distinct Nostalgia

We're continuing celebrating 21 years since the brilliant and ground breaking East is East burst into our cinemas. The classic BAFTA Award Winning Brit Flick was an hilarious movie with serious undertones - tackling both racism and domestic violence. Here Lesley Nicol talks about playing Auntie Annie, Ella Khan's best friend who helps to bring some great comedy to the film which is set in 1970s Salford. This interview will be followed by a third chat with Chris Bisson who played Ella's son Saleem.  Distinct Nostalgia is a big champion of British film and you can hear other interviews on Distinct Nostalgia about Brief Encounter, Brassed Off, My Beautiful Laundrette, Oliver, The History Boys and Maurice. Soon we'll be adding The Crying Game to the list as we speak to creator, writer and director Neil Jordan. The Distinct Nostalgia theme is composed by Rebecca Applin and Chris Warner. Distinct Nostalgia is an MIM Production in association with Life Rooms and the MerseyCare NHS Foundation Trust. 'Distinct Nostalgia is more than a podcast'  we produce several shows a week covering soaps, film, comedy and all tv. And in all genres - interviews, reunions, drama, comedy - even a regular game show. Go to distinctnostalgia.com to dip into our huge treasure trove of previous programmes and keep up to date on announcements by following us on twitter @DistinctbyMIM Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/distinctnostalgia)


25 Nov 2020

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M*A*S*H goes to Downton Abbey with Lesley Nicol! - MASH Matters #050

MASH Matters

Who says too many cooks is a bad thing? Jeff & Ryan welcome the lovely Lesley Nicol to a special episode of MASH Matters. Lesley originated the role of Mrs. Patmore on the critically-acclaimed PBS series Downton Abbey. We discuss her journey to Downton Abbey, a slightly ominous encounter with an Oscar-winning actor, animal activism, her one-woman show, and whether or not she’s a good cook in real life. She also reveals her favorite Mrs. Patmore line and teaches us how to make a proper cup of tea. This episode also features a special appearance by Ryan’s wife, Julie. Where else can you hear from two of TV’s most iconic cooks on one podcast? Only on MASH Matters! For show notes, episodes, recipes, bios, and more visit www.mashmatterspodcast.com


15 Nov 2020

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Ep 56 - Mrs Patmore in a Pandemic | Lesley Nicol

The Gray Escape with Natalie Gray

We learn which celebrities are obsessed with Downton Abbey in this fun but deep conversation with actress Lesley Nicol who plays the cult hit show's beloved Mrs Patmore. Tales of trauma, animal advocacy, being famous, and how to handle it when the tables turn and celebs turn stalker. Enjoy!

1hr 33mins

16 Jun 2020

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Speak L.A.

(Downton Abbey, Ghostbusters, Beecham House) Here’s some special backstage BONUS footage with Lesley!  Hear about: 1) How is working in Europe different than working in the U.S.? 2) How do you keep your focus when you are working with a green screen?  3) How do you best use your theatre training?  4) How did your life change when you got the part in Downton Abbey?


15 Oct 2019

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Speak L.A.

(Downton Abbey, Beecham House, The Catch) In this podcast YOU will learn: 1) Can you be shy AND be an actor? 2) How can you get past the nerves when auditioning? 3) Should you take non-paying jobs? 4) How important is it to have an agent? 5) How old is too old to be an actor in Hollywood?


27 Aug 2019

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Episode 6 – Lesley Nicol Part 1

Love Talkin'

On this episode, we loved talking to Lesley Nicol about her career in acting, her roles in Downton Abbey, Black Adder AND the new musical of Annie in Toronto. Find out more at www.lovetalkin.com Follow Lesley: www.lesleynicol.co.uk Twitter – @lesley_nicol http://lovetalkin.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Lesley-Nicols-On-The-Downton-Abbey-Film.m4v http://lovetalkin.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Lesley-Nicols-On-Black-Adder.m4v http://lovetalkin.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Lesley-Nicols-On-Ms-Patmore.m4v http://lovetalkin.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Lesley-Nicols-On-Highclere-Castle.m4v http://lovetalkin.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Lesley-Nicols-On-Annie-Mamma-Mia-Jesus-Christ-Superstar.m4v The post Episode 6 – Lesley Nicol Part 1 appeared first on Love Talkin'.


16 Apr 2018

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Lesley Nicol

Shows That Shaped Me

Three-time SAG Award winner Lesley Nicol has no shortage of incredible parts to her name, including the starring role of Beryl Patmore in Downton Abbey.She also appeared in the West End production of Mamma Mia! from 2000 to 2002, and the original stage production of East is East in 1996. She now comes to the Donmar Warehouse, where she appears in the new revival of Peter Gill's The York Realist. The show, set in 1960s Yorkshire, will transfer to Sheffield Crucible from 27 March.


9 Mar 2018