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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Craig McGinlay. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Craig McGinlay, often where they are interviewed.

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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Craig McGinlay. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Craig McGinlay, often where they are interviewed.

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The Brave Heart of a Scott with Craig McGinlay

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Today I’m joined by a very special guest, Craig McGinlay! Some of you may know Craig from his coveted and renowned role as Percival in ‘King Arthur: Legend of The Sword’, or from his appearances in the critically acclaimed series ‘Outlander’ and ‘Knightfall’. Having come from a background as a rugby professional player, Craig has definitely worn many hats across many different industries and has pursued his passion for acting with an amazing perspective and outlook on the craft.

In this episode, we discuss the ways in which Craig has honed his skills as a performer and actively learned from the practical experience he’s gained on set, why our ego needs to be put aside in order to be successful as performers, as well as how he made his childhood dream a reality. We also get into Craig’s experience working alongside ‘Sons of Anarchy’ star, Charlie Hunnam, as well as what he’s learned from being directed by a prolific and renowned figure in the entertainment industry, Guy Ritchie.

To hear more, tune in to Episode 9 of The Heart of Show Business! 

Some Questions I Ask:

  • When was the moment you realised you wanted to pursue acting and transition out of coaching sports? (2:54)
  • Had you ever travelled outside of Scotland before you became an Actor? (14:12)
  • Have you ever had the desire to pack up and move to Hollywood, or do you prefer living in Europe? (15:55)
  • Could you expand on the connection you have with your roots as a Scotsman & How that has tied into your acting roles? (18:41)
  • Has there ever been a low point in your career or personal life that you’ve had to dig yourself out of? (21:18)
  • Where do you see yourself ten years from now? (29:55)
  • What is the number one thing that you use to get yourself into a strong headspace? (31:25)


In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Working with Guy Ritchie and soccer legend David Beckham and the trajectory towards pursuing acting full time (3:26)
  • Craig’s experience filming in Bollywood & why he fell in love with the culture on set (8:40)
  • The opportunities Craig has been offered during lockdown as a Producer & How the pandemic has affected his most recent projects (9:56)
  • How having practical experience on film and TV sets has taught Craig so much about the industry and enriched his knowledge in other aspects of the creative process (11:08)
  • The effect that the film ‘Braveheart’ had on me personally and my involvement in the upcoming Television Series (17:49)
  • How Craig has actively worked to hone his skills as an Actor (23:12)
  • Why our ego needs to be put aside in order to be successful in this industry & Craig’s advice for aspiring performers (26:31)


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Aug 11 2020 · 35mins
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The Dissect Podcast #60 – Craig McGinlay

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Craig McGinlay is an actor that found his way to the industry while working as a strength and conditioning coach in Scotland. He sat down with Mark, Michael, and Ross to talk about physicality, reinventing yourself, and why making homemade explosives seems to be a common childhood pastime. 

Mar 11 2019 · 2hr 1min
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# 60 — Craig McGinlay

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Craig McGinlay is an actor that found his way to the industry while working as a strength and conditioning coach in Scotland. He sat down with Mark, Michael, and Ross to talk about physicality, reinventing yourself, and why making homemade explosives seems to be a common childhood pastime.

Mar 11 2019 ·
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Outlander, David Beckham and Bollywood: Craig McGinlay spills the beans

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Hi and welcome to the very first episode of Scots Spill the Beans.

I'm Kim McAllister and I’m going to prove to you that Scotland is more than tartan castles and whisky glens.

Come on in – and hear the secrets from the Scots!

I’ve got some cracking people lined up for this six-part series.

No messing around – we’re starting with a star of Outlander.

Craig McGinlay was working for a Scottish Premier League football team when he went for an audition to be in a whisky ad. It turned out to be a Guy Ritchie-directed epic starring David Beckham. Was it his bushy beard that got him the part? Or his Scottish charm? I’ll let you decide...


Show notes:

Craig references many Scottish places in this podcast:

Cumbernauld - a small 'new town' just outside Glasgow

Condorrat - a former village, now part of the 'new town' just outside Glasgow

Govan - an area in south Glasgow with a history of deprivation which has recently been regenerated

Gleneagles - a five star luxury resort in Perthshire

The Blythswood Hotel - a five star luxury hotel in the centre of Glasgow

Paisley - home of the 'Paisley pattern', a cathedral town west of Glasgow

Anstruther Chippy - multi-award-winning 'Anstruther Fish Bar and Restaurant' in Fife

Glencoe - a glen with volcanic origins in the Highlands of Scotland

Elie - a seaside town in Fife

Fort William - Highland town known as the 'gateway to Ben Nevis' which is Scotland's highest mountain

RebelRebel - barber in Finnieston, Glasgow

Feb 18 2019 · 20mins
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Craig McGinlay - From Rugby Player to Actor

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Actor and fitness expert Craig McGinlay from Paisley, Scotland, speaks to HFM about priming for his role as Sir Percival in Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword alongside Jude Law, his love for rugby, and moving from a career in training athletes to Hollywood stardom. You can now watch Craig in the latest season of Outlander on STARZ and Amazon Prime.

Craig was named a British GQ Rising Star in June 2017 and Breakthrough Star of the Year at the 2015 Scottish Style Awards.

Special thanks to Craig McGinlayWritten and directed by Tom Rowley and Andy GreeningAudio engineered and edited by Andy GreeningArtwork photograph by Michael ShelfordPodcast artwork by Andy GreeningHealthy For Men theme song by Premium BeatsBounce music by Artlist

This episode is in partnership with Bounce Foods

Healthy for Men 79 November/December 2018 is available now in Holland & Barrett or order online here

Healthy For Men Podumentary is by Healthy For Men magazine which is published by River Group Content Limited 2018

Nov 16 2018 · 33mins
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Craig McGinlay - Scottish actor, known for playing Sir Percival in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

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Craig MCGinlay is a talented Scottish actor who had his feature film debut in Guy Ritchie's King Arthur Legend of the Sword. Join us for a chat as we discuss his sporting career, dealing with injuries, his impressions on working with director Guy Ritchie and his co-stars.

00:00 Intro
50:00 Welcome to the show
02:50 seconds early years discovering sports and injuries, playing international rugby and sports science, working with commonwealth and professional athletes
09:25 Deciding to leave Professional Rugby behind, and looking at alternative careers, studying sports science, the foundations of human performance- nutrition, sleep and hydration and consistency. The importance of discipline and consistency
22:30 Turning points, being ready for opportunities, seizing the day, being involved in award winning feature
24:15 starting as an extra and experiencing life on set, going to castings. Getting a game face on and being ready to be ready.
26:00 Getting to grips with castings meeting Guy Ritchie and learning to develop under pressure, the importance of doing your best and the skill of improvising, don’t be afraid to go for it
30:20 On set in Glen Affric surrounded by greatness meeting and working with John Mathieson, Marc Wolff, David Beckham. Realising the turning point in careers and moving to London, being grateful for appreciation and opportunities
34:00 Being cast in Nightfall by Debbie McWilliams (casting director for James Bond) and meeting with different casting directors, expanding networks
35:26 Getting physically ready for the role of Percival in King Arthur, getting big and consuming 6,000 calories a day, working with industry giants, the energy, experience and enthusiasm
42:00 The importance of seizing the opportunity. Looking, learning and being aware of everything that surrounds you on set.
46:08 Potential, development and discipline.
48:16 Learning from mistakes, how to move forward, positive mind-sets
49:42 being prepared, professionalism, how to conduct yourself
52:07 Becoming physically present and preparing for the character, enjoying the experience
54:15 The magic of set design
55:40 Implementing a fun set, the hands on skills of director Guy Ritchie. Creating a unique atmosphere on set that supports encourages the cast and crew. Being ready for change and working as a collective
1:01:00 Being grateful for those around you and looking towards the future. Tellurian and LA
1:07:30 Recognition. Friends and family support.
1:12:41 Going for your dreams, pushing the boundaries and seeking new experiences
1:17:13 Daily exercise, sleeping, nutrition and hydration. Thoughts on meditation
1:19:57 How to deal with adversity, setting goals, being honest and believing in yourself.

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Jun 30 2017 · 1hr 22mins