At the end of September, I had the privilege of attending the world premiere of Casino Royale Live at the Royal Albert Hall. For those of you wondering why I was attending a world premiere of an 11-year-old film at a concert hall allow me to explain. The Royal Albert Hall has for a few years now been staging very special presentations of famous films. These presentations are special because the film’s score is played live by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Last week I headed to the NEC in Birmingham and one of the premier video games expos in Europe, EGX2017. I partly went because I am an avid gamer and I wanted to get check out the Indie Devs and maybe play the new Mario game. I was also there in recognition of the amazing opportunity Video Games offer Voice Actors in 2017...
I have often thought that a good voice over artist shares a surprising amount in common with an elite athlete. Both need to be well-prepared physically to fully realise their talent each time they show up for work. If there's a place where the elite diverge from the promising it is almost always to do with mentality.
In November, I had the great privilege of being invited by my dear friend Rachael Naylor to the press launch of a new audio drama series by the famed production company Big Finish (“We love stories”). The audio drama in question was a revival of Dan Dare.
Being born on the South Bank I have always held great affection and spiritual affinity for what goes on there. When Her Majesty opened the new Globe Theatre on 12 June 1997 I was sure to quickly file this under: “you need to perform there someday, Sam.”