Crossing the Line

Sam Hume, Oliver Rednall, Charlie Collicutt

Crossing The Line: Tales from The Entertainment Industry brings you a variety of guests who share their stories and experiences from across show business and entertainment. These include actors, directors, writers, casting directors, producers, production staff and many more. The show raises the curtain delivering a much broader view introducing the audience to what goes into bringing them their favourite films, stories, books, video games, television programmes and everything else within the Entertainment Industry.

All Episodes

Jake Garber is an American make-up artist who has worked on over 140 movies and television shows, including the much-loved Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Walking Dead, Hellboy, Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained.

Nov 18

50 min 31 sec

In this episode we discuss Mark Jenkin’s breakthrough feature ‘Bait’, his creative process, and how the film changed the trajectory of his career, his future ambitions, the importance of knowing when to say no to a project and his taste in movies.

Sep 23

53 min 41 sec

Maggie Kruger started her career as a junior agent and establishing the agency’s commercial division. She moved on to a different agency in 2004 to work in the voiceover department, finally starting Babble with Sarah in 2007.

Sep 14

50 min 7 sec

In this episode we discuss how actor Gabriel Byrne began in his career, struggles new actors face, and our age-old question - which movie he's ashamed he hasn't seen.

Aug 31

1 hr 14 min

Adam James has gone strength to strength in his acting career, becoming such a recognisable face in so many shows such as Band of Brothers, Casualty, and more recently the hit I May Destroy You.

Jul 8

58 min 4 sec

Mike Leigh is a staple of British cinema and theatre having had a directing career that spans seven decades. Seven is also the number of Oscars he's been nominated for. He's also helped to create stars we know and love today including Gary Oldman, Tim Roth and Liz Smith, as well as collaborating with well known actors such as Timothy Spall and Jim Broadbent.

Jun 24

1 hr 5 min

Guardians of the Galaxy; Lego Star Wars; Spyro; Gears of War 5; Call of Duty. If you’ve watched an animated show or played video games you’ve likely heard Trevor Devall’s distinctive voice.

May 27

55 min 43 sec

Phillip Jackson began his career in Repertory Theatre before moving into West End shows, television and film. Phillip is best known for playing Chief Inspector Japp in Agatha Christie’s Poirot alongside David Suchet between 1989-2013.

May 20

59 min 30 sec

Jennifer is a trained actress and voice over artist, and her range and attention to detail really make her stand out. Her versatility does not stop with accents, being able to throw herself into any character and script - lending her voice to be the perfect choice for games and animations.

May 13

48 min 13 sec

Amy Raine Jackson started her career as an actress before moving over into casting. She has worked on projects such as the television adaption of ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’, ‘In My Skin’, the Sci-Fi thriller ‘Devs’ and the upcoming ‘The Girl Before’. She currently works along side Amy Hubbard as an associate.

May 6

57 min 12 sec

Andrew Cumming is a Scottish film and television director from Fife. His National Film and Television School graduation film Radiance, was nominated for best film at the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards, while his claustrophobic psychological drama Beneath won Best Student Film at the Courant 3D festival in France.

Apr 29

52 min 53 sec

In this episode we talk to Director/co-creator Lewis Arnold, Writer Luke Neal and Editor Sacha Szwarc about the show from its birth, the in-depth research required all the way to finishing filming.

Apr 8

1 hr 2 min

Graeme Harper is a British Television Director best known for his work on the science fiction series, Doctor Who, for which he is the only person to have directed episodes in the original and reboot run of the show.

Apr 7

1 hr 8 min

Roberto Surace is a costume and set designer with a number of incredible shows to his name, including the ever popular Mischief Theatre's 'The Play That Goes Wrong'.

Feb 18

34 min 40 sec

David Howe is a Lighting Designer who’s career has spanned Theatre in London's West End, National Tours as well as opera and taken him oversees to New York's Broadway, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, Canada and Russia.

Feb 11

44 min 42 sec

Best known for Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre is a British theatre company specialising in comedy. Speaking with Dave Hearn and Harry Kershaw, hilarious and informative chats ensues including their beginnings as an improv troupe all the way up to conquering Broadway and what it’s like to work with J. J. Abrams

Jan 21

58 min 8 sec

Abbi has well over 30 years experience in the stunt industry. Formally an all-round Stunt Performer and Horse Master, before making the transition through to Stunt Co-ordinator and Fight Arranger in 2004.

Dec 2020

39 min 21 sec

Ellen Francis Gibbons is a model and actress, who has worked with incredible companies such as Gucci and Ralph Lauren.

Dec 2020

38 min 18 sec

Joel Devlin is an Emmy Nominated and RTS award winning cinematographer know for shows including Born to Kill, Doctor Foster and more recently The ABC Murders. In this episode we dive into Joel’s wealth of technical knowledge discussing how a DOP will select the type of camera for a project, working alongside John Malkovich on The ABC Murders, specialist lighting, visual storytelling and much much more.

Dec 2020

1 hr 5 min

Hainsley Lloyd Bennett is a British actor known for his work in shows such as 'Washington', 'Catastrophe' and most recently as Deon 'Bazza' Bashford in Starzplay's 'Pennyworth'.

Apr 2020

1 hr 21 min

Ronan McCabe works as an agent assistant at The Curtis Brown group who represent some of the country's most outstanding talent. Here he maps out his unlikely journey from the accounting department up the ladder to the dizzy heights of musical theatre and the big screen.

Mar 2020

37 min 45 sec

Genevieve Gaunt first came to our screens 2004 as Pansy Parkinson in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and has since has appeared as major roles in TV series The Royals and most recently in medieval drama, Knightfall, currently available on Netflix.

Mar 2020

51 min 7 sec

Kate Saxon is a television, theatre and video games director and has worked on award winning shows such as Endeavour and Silent Witness and blockbuster games including BAFTA-winning and nominated Alien: Isolation, Fable 2&3 and The Witcher 3. She discusses her journey to becoming a director as well as how you span the differences between television and video games.

Feb 2020

40 min 10 sec

Louis Taylor-Baggs is a second unit directors assistant on the Bond film 'No Time To Die' and has worked as a production assistant on various films including Solo: A Star Wars Story

Feb 2020

48 min 31 sec

Craig Lapper from the BBFC came to talk about movie ratings - fighting, swearing, death and how it all effects what you get to see.

Feb 2020

47 min 17 sec

Michael Gamarano Singleton is the Founder of the highly successful acting workshop provider Mixing Networks, filmmaker and producer. Here he discusses his journey to producing his new documentary, a new comedy pilot, his award winning short film 'Two Sides' and how to keep the director sweet when you can’t speak Spanish while filming a Mexican beer commercial!

Feb 2020

49 min 3 sec

Caitlin Joseph is a casting associate to Suzanne Smith casting shows such as Outlander and Good Omens for Amazon and has previously worked as an actress. Here she discusses how huge the challenges can be when casting a show or film and the level of detail and commitment it takes when sometimes all they have is twenty four hours to get an actor from the casting office to set!

Feb 2020

53 min 40 sec