Delighted that my podcasts are all now hosted at http://michaelbott.podbean.com/ now. Here is the current playlist:
For three glorious months, back in the Summer of In 2014, I was very honoured and privileged to be understudy to the great Bill Nighy in the revival of David Hare’s ‘Skylight’ at Wyndham’s Theatre, directed by Stephen Daldry. This is a little story about luck, fate, and synchronicity, cause and effect – call it what you will. It has a longish preface because it revolves around this very significant event in my life. In order for the jewel to shine, it need to be bedded in the right setting – so bear with me!
Being still at the beginning of the year, it’s not too late to talk about goal-setting – indeed, a week or so into January, it’s maybe around now that first indications appear that those fine and sparkly resolutions we made are beginning to look a bit tarnished? If that’s not the case – brilliant – however, as actors we’re particularly aware of the “slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” and I thought a conversation with my personal development coach wife, Sharon Bott, to took in the particular concerns that actors have about determining how life is going to go may be apposite.
The very first episode of the Actor Notes podcast is about our constant companion … fear. The thing is, whether or not it gets in the way of our work – and if so – what can we do about it? Not that I’ve got any answers necessarily, but I hope my angle on it strikes a chord or two – if only you feel less alone in your terror from now on.
In case you needed proof however – a Fender Stratocaster definitely does NOT make me into Jimi Hendrix:
Also, here’s the ‘Inside the Actor’s Studio’ interview with Kevin Costner.