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The Half Podcast

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The Half brings the most interesting and passionate voices from across the arts. Hosted by James Lawrence.

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Interviews with top names in theatre by host James Lawrence, himself an outstanding Actor and a velvet-toned Voice Over Artist. Always something interesting.

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Stellar

By Brian Patrick O'Malley - Jan 07 2018
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Interviews with top names in theatre by host James Lawrence, himself an outstanding Actor and a velvet-toned Voice Over Artist. Always something interesting.
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The Half Podcast

Latest release on Nov 17, 2018

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Rank #1: Episode 21: Bump and Feed Part 3: Jimmy Havoc

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Welcome, one and all. This is part 3 of Bump and Feed, The Half's special mini-series on professional wrestling. This is a very special episode; it's Jimmy fucking Havoc. Enjoy.

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The Self-Destruction of Jimmy Havoc

PROGRESS Chapter 12 - Jimmy Havoc vs Rampage Brown vs El Ligero vs Marty Scurll

Jimmy Havoc returns to PROGRESS after a year out injured

The Rehabilitation of Jimmy Havoc

Triple H vs Cactus Jack

Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa

Jimmy Havoc's Store

Jimmy Havoc on Twitter: @JimmyHavoc

Jimmy Havoc on Instagram: @jimmy_havoc

James Lawrence on Twitter: @TheMrJL

James Lawrence on Instagram: @themrjl

The Half on Twitter: #TheHalfPod

Nov 17 2018

51mins

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Rank #2: Episode 20: Bump and Feed Part 2: Matt Richards

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Welcome, welcome, welcome. This is episode 2 of Bump and Feed, The Half's special series on the world of pro wrestling. This episode features the return of all-round top bloke Matt Richards. Enjoy! 

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Matt Richards on Twitter: @mrichardshost

PROGRESS Wrestling on Twitter: @ThisIs_Progress

PROGRESS Wrestling on Instagram: @thisis_progress

RIPTIDE Wrestling on Twitter: @RIPTIDEwres

PW Grrrl Gang on Twitter: @PWGrrrlGang

CM Punk's Pipe Bomb Promo

John Cena vs CM Punk: Money in the Bank 2011

James on Twitter: @TheMrJL

The Half on Twitter: #TheHalfPod

Nov 07 2018

40mins

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Rank #3: Episode 19: Bump and Feed Part 1: Hello Wembley

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Welcome, welcome, welcome. Thank you for being adventurous and diving into the ridiculously wonderful world of professional wrestling. Hello Wembley is a little aperatif ahead of some full-length interviews with Matt Richards, Glen Joseph, Jimmy Havoc and Chris York. In the meantime, please enjoy - and here are some links for your delectation:

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PROGRESS Wrestling on Twitter: @ThisIs_Progress

PROGRESS Wrestling on Instagram: @thisis_progress

Matt Richards on Twitter: @mrichardshost

Glen Joseph on Twitter: @Glen_Joseph

Doug Williams on Twitter: @DougWilliamsUK

WALTER vs Tyler Bate on Demand. PROGRESS.

James on Twitter: @TheMrJL

The Half on Twitter: #TheHalfPod

Oct 18 2018

11mins

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Rank #4: Episode 18: Jill Winternitz

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Welcome, welcome, welcome. This episode of The Half features a chat with the amazing Jill Winternitz. Enjoy!

LINKS

Jill on Twitter: @JillWinternitz

Jill on Instagram: @jillwinternitz

Real Accent App

James on Twitter: @TheMrJL

Talk about the show: #TheHalfPod

Oct 18 2018

43mins

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Rank #5: Episode 17: Yasen Atour

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Welcome, welcome, welcome. This episode of The Half sees us sit down with the amazing Yasen Atour. Enjoy this one, it's a belter. Check out the Film Club websites for dates to this term's classes - do not miss your chance to be involved!

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Yasen on Twitter: @YasenAtour

Film Club on Twitter: @filmclubldn

Film Club: filmclubldn.com

Palikuku Films on Twitter: @palikukufilm

Palikuku Films: palikuku.com

Save the Cat: Amazon

James on Twitter: @TheMrJL

Talk about the show: #TheHalfPod

Sep 25 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #6: Episode 16: Andrew Keates

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Well, well, well. It's another episode of #TheHalfPod and this time we're bringing you a conversation with the truly wonderful Andrew Keates. 

Andrew is a theatre director, producer, and host of the amazing Show People Podcast (more on that later). 

If you're reading this description, you've probably arrived at the passage of the podcast where I encourage everyone to find out their HIV status. You can do that here: https://www.startswithme.org.uk/. Don't forget to visit http://www.tht.org.uk/ as well. 

You can catch Andrew on Twitter at @AndrewKeates, his company is @ArionProds and his brilliant show is @ShowPeopleUK.

James is on @TheMrJL and you can talk about this show using #TheHalfPod

Until next time. x

Nov 12 2017

1hr 39mins

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Rank #7: Episode 15: Richard Gibson

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This episode of The Half features the fantastic Richard Gibson - enjoy! 

@TheMrJL and #TheHalfPod for all your naughtiness.

Aug 02 2017

56mins

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Rank #8: Episode 14: Felicity Jackson

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Welcome to the latest episode of The Half Podcast - I am, as ever, James Lawrence and this episode comes to from last year’s Surviving Actors event in central London. I’m talking to the founder of the event Felicity Jackson, who was kind enough to sit down with me for a few minutes on the biggest and busiest day of her year. I’m releasing this conversation as a way of imploring you to attend this year’s Surviving Actors convention if you’re not already - it’s this Saturday - 4th Feb 2017 from 10-5 at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel near Marble Arch. I was there last year and it’s well worth checking out. It’s completely free to attend and the seminars and workshops are really reasonably priced as well. It’s expensive to be an actor, but Surviving Actors does a great job of making sure that it’s an affordable and useful event to attend. You’ll hear Felicity talk a little about what’s on offer at Surviving Actors during this interview and I strongly encourage you to check the event out. So, without further ado - you are listening to The Half and this is Felicity Jackson…

And there we have it. The wonderful Felicity Jackson there, talking about her creation - Surviving Actors. The 2017 London event is this Saturday, the 4th of February at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel near Marble Arch and I urge you to check it out. It’s free to attend and seminars and workshops with the likes of casting directors Tree Petts, Sue Jones and Ginny Schiller, agents from Curtis Brown and directors like Simon Godwin are just £6 each, so check it out. So head over to survivingactors.com and check them out @SurvivngActors on Twitter. Felicity is @Felicity_Tweets. Get down to Surviving Actors, have a look around and start 2017 off in the best possible way. Until next time, I am James Lawrence, I am on Twitter @TheMrJL, talk about the show using the hashtag #TheHalfPod and have a bloody lovely 2017.

Feb 02 2017

10mins

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Rank #9: Episode 13: Tony Gardner

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Welcome, welcome, welcome to the 13th episode of The Half. This week, we bring you a chat with the wonderful Mr Tony Gardner. Fans of shows such as My Parents are Aliens, The Thick of It and Fresh Meat will be familiar with his work but he's had plenty else to keep him occupied over the course of his career. We'll hear how Tony found his slightly unusual route into the profession, how he approaches a new role and his essential advice for actors at any stage of their career.

Get in touch with Tony on Twitter - @Tonygardner - and with James at @TheMrJL. Talk about the show using #TheHalfPod and share this episode with all your nearest and dearest if you've enjoyed our chat.

During the interview, Tony also mentions an audition tape from Rachel McAdams which is pretty damn great. You can check that out here: https://youtu.be/_XfUUYK7Gkg

Nov 21 2016

49mins

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Rank #10: Episode 12: Sophie Harkness

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You're very welcome to the latest episode of The Half, where we have a bloody delightful chat with the wonderful Sophie Harkness who is one Belfast's most formidably talented exports. We cover everything from the very beginning as she takes us along her journey through the Irish theatre scene, her eventual move to the UK when she arrived in Wales and her subsequent career in London. We also hear a little bit about what made working with the incredible Denise Gough so enjoyable, Sophie's tips for young actors thinking about applying for drama school and why you should always be careful when lifting luggage on the Eurostar.
Follow your host on Twitter - @TheMrJL - and talk about the show using #TheHalfPod. And subscribe. Definitely subscribe. Until next time, ya filthy animals.

Nov 02 2016

51mins

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