The Prime Actor

theprimeactor

The acting profession is one of the most competitive industries there is.

Join actress Maddy Anholt and children’s agent Rhiannon Mosson every Friday as they give you an all-access-pass to the world of acting, singing, dance, musical theatre and all that’s in-between.

All Episodes

Rhi and Maddy are talking the roadmap out of lockdown and what that means for The Arts and when we can expect to be able to sit in a theatre again!    Sponsored by www.afperformingarts.com

Feb 26

15 min 49 sec

This week we’re joined by actor, comedian, writer and... tarot reader Ilyada Arden! Ilayda has a Turkish, Aussie and British heritage and is a creative go-getter she’s created and performed in work that's been on at Soho Theatre, The Vaults, Southwark Playhouse, Theatre 503,The Pleasance Edinburgh, Somerset House, Assembly Edinburgh and more.   www.afperformingarts.com

Feb 19

28 min 49 sec

In today's weekly round-up, Maddy and Rhi chat Michelle Obama, childhood classic TV and awards!    This podcast is sponsored by Anna Fiorentini Performing Arts www.afperformingarts.com

Feb 12

21 min 4 sec

Rhi and Maddy are back with a brand new season! Today they talk to Nigel Boyle, acclaimed actor about his travels into the industry and how he found the success he's achieved.    Sponsored by www.afperformingarts.com 

Feb 5

39 min 51 sec

We wrap up this year with a look at 2020 - the good, the bad and the ugly and leave you with a positive take on what we've learnt.    Happy Christmas and New Year and see you in 2021! Your spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gyJLJfMHQdRAi9ZleBllYedANpr_76m5nDBGz9_FFGs/edit?usp=sharing   Love, Maddy and Rhi x

Dec 2020

23 min 37 sec

In today's episode, Rhi and Maddy chat about the power of finding your tribe. The people around you who lift you up and provide you with support needed to move forward in this industry.

Dec 2020

21 min 54 sec

This week Rhi and Maddy are joined by actor, Vincent Jerome to discuss the wait between work.  Vincent is an award winning, London born, film and theatre actor. He trained at London Metropolitan University in Holloway, his credits include: TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT and upcoming Warner Bros blockbuster, WONDER WOMAN 1984. Vincent plays the lead in FOOL'S ERRAND, a short film he wrote and produced that is part of this year's, BAFTA qualifying, BRITISH URBAN FILM FESTIVAL.

Dec 2020

26 min 34 sec

This week it's just Rhi and Maddy and they are chatting all things grounding, scheduling and giving up control. In a time we've learnt the power of letting go, how do we apply it now?

Nov 2020

27 min 29 sec

This week, in a follow-up episode we’re joined by Marianne Miles, mother of former guest Tahj Miles. From her son being one of the youngest children on the West End stage through to the critically-acclaimed Small Axe: Mangrove on prime time BBC this week, Marianne has first hand experience of exactly what it’s like to balance the industry and family life.

Nov 2020

28 min 59 sec

This week Maddy and Rhi are joined by actor, writer, producer, director - creative guru, Dan Blacker about his newly founded production company, Rusty Penny Productions which he created with Aaron James Robertson.  www.rustypenny.co.uk

Nov 2020

31 min 1 sec

This week to kick off Season 3 with a bang, Rhi and Maddy are joined by hugely talented actress, Maria Louis. Maria played Aldona in BBC's BAFTA-winning show, 'People Just Do Nothing', Shelley in Eastenders, and much, much more. 

Oct 2020

29 min 56 sec

This week, Rhi and Maddy are delighted to be joined by acclaimed TV and film director, writer and creative genius, Will Nash. Off the back of Rishi Sunak's comments they all chat about exactly what they should retrain as!   No episode next week but we'll be back the following week! 

Oct 2020

19 min 39 sec

This week Maddy and Rhi are joined by a host of creative friends this week as they talk #Unskilledmyarse explaining why they are most certainly NOT unskilled.   Special thanks to our creatives: - Claire Amias @ClaireLAmias - Eme Essien @EmeEssien - Harveen Mann @HarveenMann - Harrison Rose @1HarrisonRose - Zara Janjua @TVZaraJ - Megan McCormick @MegMacc8  

Oct 2020

13 min 24 sec

Today Maddy and Rhi talk to actor, filmmaker and King of Hustle, Ashley Tabatabai as we peek behind the casting curtain. 

Sep 2020

33 min 4 sec

This week Rhi and Maddy are joined by incredibly inspirational and talented Anna Fiorentini alumni, TV and theatre actor, Tahj Miles to discuss what it’s like to work in the industry as both a child and adult. As a child Tahj performed in numerous West End productions including The Lion King and the RSC’s Matilda the Musical before making the move to TV in CBBC’s Class Dismissed. Now as an adult actor Tahj has worked with Oscar winning director, Steve McQueen and is currently in sunnier climates filming the new series of Death in Paradise.

Sep 2020

25 min 49 sec

This week we're ready to (safely) start school. Rhi and Maddy open up about hacks to combat anxiety, sleeping well and all the new regulations. 

Sep 2020

19 min 29 sec

Rhi and Maddy are joined by actress, director and all-round creative, Emma Keele to take the sting of shame out of second jobs for actors. 

Sep 2020

19 min 25 sec

This week Maddy and Rhi chat all things hustle with the ultimate queen of stage schools, Anna Fiorentini. Get ready to be inspired to jump straight in!

Aug 2020

26 min 22 sec

Season two! To kickstart the new season, Rhi and Maddy are joined live from the Minack Theatre dressing rooms by the fabulously talented actor and director, Ben Kernow as we chat all about actors slowly getting back to work.

Aug 2020

22 min 18 sec

Thank you to everyone who has listened, shared and subscribed so far! We've loved doing our first series and are so looking forward to bringing you a guest-packed series two!    Maddy & Rhi x

Aug 2020

45 sec

In today's episode Rhi and Maddy are joined by Tamara Cowan who has worked in comedy for over a decade, starting as a flyerer in Edinburgh to now co-producer of the Musical Comedy Awards and Producer and co- founder of Striplight Productions.    They talk all about Edinburgh Festival Fringe... that never was.

Jul 2020

39 min 21 sec

In this week's podcast, Maddy and Rhi discuss the question most performers face at least a few times in their career... when is it time to give up? 

Jul 2020

23 min 51 sec

This week Maddy and Rhi chat representation - how to get an agent, what to expect from your agent and what to do as an actor if you don't have an agent.    Sponsored by the Anna Fiorentini Theatre & Film School 

Jul 2020

21 min 49 sec

Today on The Prime Actor, Rhi and Maddy are joined by Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, Harveen Mann. Harveen has appeared in many musicals, she was in the original West End cast of Bend it Like Beckham, toured in South Korea in School of Rock, appeared in BBC’s Doctors and was the first Punjabi woman to be named an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. Woohoo!

Jul 2020

28 min 44 sec

This week, Rhiannon and Maddy talk knowing your casting, being honest (or not) about your age and how to make sure you're going up for the right auditions. 

Jul 2020

26 min 48 sec

This week, Maddy Anholt and Rhiannon Mosson chat all about how to make yourself a creative agency - websites, brand building and the business of acting. Join actress Maddy Anholt and agent Rhiannon Mosson as they give you an all-access-pass to the world of acting, singing and dance. Sponsored by: www.annafiorentini.com  

Jun 2020

21 min 51 sec

This week, Maddy Anholt and Rhiannon Mosson are joined by new East 15 graduate and Anna Fiorentini School graduate, Corinna Brown. They discuss self-tapes and self-care in this brand new episode. Join actress Maddy Anholt and agent Rhiannon Mosson as they give you an all-access-pass to the world of acting, singing and dance. Sponsored by: www.annafiorentini.com  

Jun 2020

21 min 43 sec

This week, Maddy Anholt and Rhiannon Mosson are joined by drama school student and Anna Fiorentini School graduate, Ellie Drayton. They discuss what life is like for actors in training whilst in lockdown and share tips on keeping active. Join actress Maddy Anholt and agent Rhiannon Mosson as they give you an all-access-pass to the world of acting, singing and dance. Sponsored by: www.annafiorentini.com    

Jun 2020

15 min 23 sec

Maddy Anholt and Rhiannon Mosson talk avoiding that dreaded 'compare and despair', how to keep on your own path as a performer and enjoy the journey.  Join actress Maddy Anholt and agent Rhiannon Mosson as they give you an all-access-pass to the world of acting, singing and dance. Sponsored by: www.annafiorentini.com

May 2020

18 min 31 sec

Maddy Anholt and Rhiannon Mosson chat keeping busy as a performer over lockdown, how to rest and keep your mental health in-check.  Join actress Maddy Anholt and agent Rhiannon Mosson as they give you an all-access-pass to the world of acting, singing and dance. Sponsored by: www.annafiorentini.com

May 2020

23 min 3 sec