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Well, after a busy few weeks we’re slowly building back up to bring you new episodes with some incredible people and this week we’re thrilled to welcome the fantastic Reece Shearsmith. It’s a really great conversation with Reece where he and Craig talk humble beginnings, life on the dole, chance encounters and so much more. Reece is great company and we were made up when we finally got the dates in place to make this happen.You’ll know Reece from the iconic and groundbreaking The League Of Gentleman, Inside No 9, Spaced, Car Share as well as playing the legendary role of Leo Bloom in Mel Brooks’s The Producers.  So, take this bit of time for yourself, kick back, go on that run, turn the volume up in the kitchen, whatever you’re doing, we hope you enjoy, episode 137 of The Two Shot Podcast with Reece Shearsmith.  Get in touch...Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'Twitter- @twoshotpodInstagram- @twoshotpodIf you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/twoshotpod.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Hiyer Two Shot Pod pals. Hope you're all keeping well.We're back with another episode and this week we're talking to none other than the completely legendary Nicole Kidman!Craig dialled in to New South Wales to have a TSP chin wag with Nicole and they really got into it. They talk about her first forays into the acting world at the tender age of 14, her love of theatre and the trepidation she felt before treading the boards in the West End, traveling for work with her kids and close ones, the importance of drama school knowledge you were convinced you'd never need and loads, loads more.Nicole has done it all. From BMX Bandits (which Craig does bring up) to Batman, from To Die For to Moulin Rouge, she's one the greats of our time.The conversation starts with a bit of discussion about Nicole's most recent HBO project The Undoing which will be available on Sky Atlantic & NOW TV from 26 October. Craig is certainly on the edge of his seat to see the final episode. Nicole is a fabulous guest and we're sure you'll enjoy listening this, episode 136 of the Two Shot Podcast.Get in touch...Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'Twitter- @twoshotpodInstagram- @twoshotpodIf you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/twoshotpod.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Happy Thursday everyone (delete) *clears throatHappy FRIDAY everyone!  Hope you’re all doing ok?   Do you know what I can’t wait for?  Is to not say things like ‘ strange times, eh’ or ‘hope you’re all coping and getting through this the best you can’. Yeah, sick of that.   When I’m actually just asking how your week was will be a joyous moment.  Trust me, it’ll happen.  Keep the faith you beautiful mob.  For now, though, let’s keep the conversation going as it seems to be a comfort for us all doesn’t it?   We have another revisit this week in the shape of comedian & now fully legit author of an actual proper book, it’s the brilliant MATT FORDE...We sit down and discuss the pitfalls and parallels between writing stand up and the discipline needed to fit Matt to write his first book during such an unstable and unpleasant time.  His book, ‘Politically Homeless’ is available right now and it’s a beaut. Go support Matt and also your independent bookshop.  Keep safe. Keep well. Keep wearing that mask.  All the love. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/twoshotpod.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

How the devil you?  Good? Not great?  In a slight fug? Well, let’s just hit the pause button on that right now, just for an hour or so and let’s focus on someone else shall we? Let’s do that.  It’s Thursday so that means a new episode. Saying that, yes, I know we had a new episode this Tuesday but that was originally last Thursday’s episode but we couldn’t put it out due to an embargo so ....sorry, even we’re confused right now. Enough of that. We’re back on track and this week it’s a welcome return to past guest JIMMY AKINGBOLA & a very warm welcome to FRASER AYERS as they come to chat about making some TV history with the panel show ‘Sorry, I didn’t know’.  It’s a focus on inclusion and diversity and failing and ultimately succeeding and why they just won’t stop trying to break down doors.  Enjoy.Get in touch...Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'Twitter- @twoshotpodInstagram- @twoshotpodIf you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/twoshotpod.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Happy Thursday one and all.  Hope you’re all doing well and* if you’re in the UK keeping to your groups of 6 and not giving any weight to what certain Britpop stars are wanging on about. But enough of *that*.  Let’s not discuss it. It’s certainly something we don’t even touch on in this weeks episode because we're far too busy discussing creativity, growing up, moving around, writing and close knit families.  There's a small natter about Hayley's new C4 series ADULT MATERIAL* which is discomforting, groundbreaking, shocking and funny show that, on the surface, is a delve into the world of the adult entertainment business but as the story storms on raises questions about motherhood and injustice and power.  It’s an incredible watch with Hayley ( once again) showing incredible skills as the lead character and Lucy Kirkwood’s incredible script keeps us asking questions as an audience right till the end....and long after.  Of course, you’ll have seen Hayley burst into the screen in her award winning breakthrough performance in Ken Loach’s ‘ I, Daniel Blake’ but here on TSP we get to discuss all the important things with Hayley.  You know the drill.  We really hope you enjoy this incredible episode.  Thrilled that Hayley made time for us. You will not be disappointed. Get in touch...Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'Twitter- @twoshotpodInstagram- @twoshotpodIf you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/twoshotpod.  See a

Back in our Thursday morning groove this week mates. And we've got a bloody lovely episode with the bloody brilliant April Pearson.April shot to mainstream fame in the groundbreaking E4 comedy drama 'Skins' back in 2007. She now has a long list of theatre, television and film credits under her belt and is starting a foray into podcasting. She's a proud Bristolian, who's hilarious, circumspect, grounded and fiercely intelligent. She and Craig talk Old Vic, Brighton, freelance realities, graphic content, differentiating yourself from the characters you've portrayed and loads, loads more.This is episode 132 with April Pearson.Get in touch...Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'Twitter- @twoshotpodInstagram- @twoshotpodIf you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/twoshotpod.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Hi there TSP listening people. Bit of a different one this week. To mark World Suicide Prevention day, we've taken a slight detour from the norm to talk to two people about a pretty weighty film and some pretty weighty subjects. We shouldn't really go too much further without mentioning that this episode comes with some trigger warnings. There's a lot of discussion about, and descriptions of, suicide. If you're not feeling like you're in a headspace where you can deal with that then it might be wise to give this one a miss.Anyway, this week, Craig is talking to Cristian Solimeno and Tania Bruce, both of whom are heavily involved with fantastic film 'I Made This For You'. You can watch it for free here on YouTube -https://youtu.be/SWLhoUr2vCMWe won't say too much more about this ep, but if you are affected by the subjects mentioned please seek help through the following resources - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/suicide/Let's keep talking - TSPX Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/twoshotpod.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

What's happening TSP listening crew!? It's that new episode time of the week. Sorry we're a day later than usual. Schedules and all that. Anyway we're here now and this week we're joined by the fantastically funny John Thomson. You'll know John from his performances in Cold Feet, Knowing Me Knowing You or as one of his many wonderful characters in The Fast Show. John and Craig talk childhood fire-starting, adoption, the early contraction of the acting bug, booze, benders and sketch shows. It's a hilarious chat replete with anecdotes, impressions, emotions and insights. You'll love it.This is our 130th episode with John Thomson!!Get in touch...Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'Twitter- @twoshotpodInstagram- @twoshotpodIf you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/twoshotpod.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Happy Thursday listeners. We’ve back with another banger of an episode, and this week our guest is Samantha Morton. Craig and Sam had been trying to to make this recording work for an absolute age and whilst the current lockdown is in many ways shit, it does afford some people a bit of extra free time to get together for a TSP chinwag. Craig dialled in via the inter web earlier this week and got into it.Samantha is one of the finest actors of a generation with a load of amazing directorial credits to her name too. You might know her from Synechdoche, New York, Minority Report, Emma, Jane Eyre or more recently Harlots and The Walking Dead. She and Craig discuss her time in foster care, raves at the Marcus Garvey centre in Lenton, moving house, having a stroke, schoolyard violence, family life and loads, loads more.She’s a fabulously open person with a fascinating outlook on life and we’re sure you’ll be completely captivated.This is episode 129 with Samantha Morton. Get in touch...Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'Twitter- @twoshotpodInstagram- @twoshotpodIf you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/twoshotpod.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

This is part 2/2 of our episode with Lennie Jamese'If you havere back from to part one yet theouscroll back up your feed and give that one a spin. We'reback from our slightly longer than anticipated summer break with an absolute pearler of an episode with the fantastic Lennie James. You might know Lennie from his work on Line Of Duty, his own creation Save Me, Snatch and The Walking Dead amongst many, many other things. Lennie and Craig talk coping strategies, foster families, London, drama school, Austin, and the identity that sport can bring you. It's a fantastic way to come back to the podcasting world (sorry it's been so long) and we're sure you'll absolutely adore listening.This is episode 128 with Lennie James.Get in touch...Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'Twitter- @twoshotpodInstagram- @twoshotpodIf you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/twoshotpod.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

How the devil are ya? Been a while hasn't it. Well we're back from our slightly longer than anticipated summer break with an absolute pearler of an episode with the fantastic Lennie James. You might know Lennie from his work on Line Of Duty, his own creation Save Me, Snatch and The Walking Dead amongst many, many other things. Lennie and Craig talk coping strategies, foster families, London, drama school, Austin, and the identity that sport can bring you. It's a fantastic way to come back to the podcasting world (sorry it's been so long) and we're sure you'll absolutely adore listening.This is episode 128 with Lennie James.We'll be back in the morning with part 2.Get in touch...Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'Twitter- @twoshotpodInstagram- @twoshotpodIf you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/twoshotpod.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

How's it going TSP mates. Here we are again with your regular fix of podcast medicine. This week, it's a sit down with actor James Harkness. You might've seen James alongside Craig in The English Game on Netflix and Wild Rose or alongside previous TSP guest Martin Compston in The Nest on in BBC miniseries The Victim.James is a fantastic actor and has incredible knack of telling a story. He sits down with Craig and tells us his own story of growing up in The Gorbals and the shocking and violent events that changed him and his life.This episode does contain stories of violence. If that's not for you, please listen to another episode.This is episode 127 of the Two Shot Podcast with James Harkness Get in touch...Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'Twitter- @twoshotpodInstagram- @twoshotpodIf you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/twoshotpod.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Alright mates. How's it going? Hope this episode finds you well. This week, we've had a chat with writer, actor and comedian Robert Webb. You'll know Robert from Peep Show, and from his work alongside collaborator David Mitchell on the Mitchell and Webb Look. He's a comedy legend.He and Craig talk through his early life growing up in the East Midlands, fitting in at school, his time at University, his comic influences and his burgeoning career as a writer.Hope you enjoy.If you want to listen to Producer Griff's new Brassic Podcast, click here and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.Get in touch...Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'Twitter- @twoshotpodInstagram- @twoshotpodIf you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/twoshotpod.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Hiyer. How are ya? Surviving? Hope so. We’ve got another banging episode for you this week. It’s the turn of the comic, podcaster, presenter and writer, Matt Forde.You might know Matt from his Party Political Podcast. He’s a proper podcasting OG, starting way back in 2013 when TSP was but a glint in our eyes. You might know him from The Fringe. He’s an Edinburgh Festival stalwart with hundreds of shows under his belt. You might know him from talkSPORT where he broadcasts with Jon Richardson. Matt’s done a load and he’s still got a zeal for life that is totally infectious.This is brilliant hour or so where Craig and Matt discuss football, balancing home life with life on the road, Edinburgh survival tactics, gauging audiences, getting into politics and loads, loads more.It’s episode 125 of the Two Shot Podcast with the hilarious Matt Forde.XIf you want to listen to Producer Griff's new Brassic Podcast that Craig mentions in the intro, click here and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.Get in touch...Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'Twitter- @twoshotpodInstagram- @twoshotpodIf you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/twoshotpod.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

What's happening people? Two Shot is back with another podcast-shaped slice of sonic loveliness for your earholes, and this week, we sit down with the bloody amazing Laura Checkley.You might know Laura from her stellar performances in King Gary with former TSP guest big Tom Davis, or from The Detectorists, Action Team and This Country amongst other things.It's a brilliant chat this week. We cover childhood, sexuality, footy and sliding doors, being honest and true to yourself, school days and loads more.This is episode 124 of the Two Shot Podcast with Laura Checkley.Get in touch...Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'Twitter- @twoshotpodInstagram- @twoshotpodIf you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/twoshotpod.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Happy Thursday to you. We hope you’re keeping well and safeThis is The Two Shot Podcast so it’s time to forgot all of that, throw the spotlight on someone else and escape for a while. This week we’re thrilled to welcome stand up comedian CHARLIE BAKER. Craig chats to Charlie from his kitchen where they discuss Charlie’s navigation through life and finally finding his voice as stand up after years of acting. They talk satisfaction, disappointments, regret and the art of comedy. It’s a fantastic natter with Charlie who’s a genuine lovely man.You may have seen Charlie live; possibly in Edinburgh at the fringe or on television on Harry Hill’s Teatime, or on C4’s The Last Leg. You can always hear Charlie on TalkSport every Saturday where he’s usually cheering on his beloved Torquay United. This is episode 123 of The Two Shot Podcast with... Charlie Baker. We really hope you enjoy.Get in touch...Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast'Twitter- @twoshotpodInstagram- @twoshotpodIf you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/twoshotpod.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Alright mates. How's it going with you lot? We hope you're hanging in there.It's TSP time and we've got an inspirational story for you here. It belongs to David Mumeni. Actor, writer and person that makes things better through his brilliant with Open Door.We went down to London, and the very lovely people at Native once again sorted us out with a lovely room to record in. We had a bev and some crisps and got into it.You might know David from his roles in the brilliant Stath Lets Flats, Dead Pixels, Sliced amongst others.He and Craig talk about the changing face of London, nutmeg rush, diversity, inclusivity and loads, loads more.It's a really inspiring chat and we're buzzing that David came on.This is episode 122 of the Two Shot Podcast with David Mumeni.Get in touch...Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast' Twitter- @twoshotpod Instagram- @twoshotpod If you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/twoshotpod.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Morning, evening, afternoon to you all. Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, we hope you’re all keeping well.What’s that you say? OF COURSE, we wouldn’t leave you hanging for an episode. Better late than never! And do we have a cracking guest for you this week.We head up to Manchester to sit down, open the wine (yes, it’s wine this week) as we welcome the marvellous PARMINDER NAGRA!Of course you’ll be aware of Parminder from ER, Bend It Like Beckham or even AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.  It was a real pleasure to welcome Parminder onto the podcast. She’s an absolute hoot with one of the most infectious laughs and let's face it, we could all do with a bit of that couldn’t we?  So, pull up a chair, turn the speaker up, burn through that last mile... however you’re listening, we hope you enjoy.This is episode 121 of The Two Shot Podcast with simply wonderful PARMINDER NAGRAGet in touch...Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast' Twitter- @twoshotpod Instagram- @twoshotpod If you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/twoshotpod.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Hello TSP listeners. How the devil are you all? Hope you're surviving and thriving. We're alright. Keeping on, keeping on. And keeping bringing you podcasts if we can. Bit of a schism this week as we talk to an Athlete for the first time!!! Karen Bardsley is a phenomenal goalkeeper. She plays her football for Manchester City and despite being born in California, her international affiliation is with England's Lionesses.Craig as a non-football fan, is blown away by the risk and dedication an elite level sports star has to put in to reach the pinnacle of her sport. In this episode, Karen opens up about injury, recovery, sacrifice, nerves, support systems, parallels between sport and loads, loads more.This is episode 120 of the Two Shot Podcast the incredible Karen Bardsley.Enjoy.Get in touch...Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast' Twitter- @twoshotpod Instagram- @twoshotpod If you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/twoshotpod.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

How you keeping podcast pals? It's that TSP time of the week and we've got another part 2 for you this week. Once again, we sit down with the brilliant Karl Pilkington. If you haven't listened to the first Two Shot Podcast with Karl, then go and listen to it now and come back when you're done (link here). You know Karl. He's a national treasure and podcasting OG. In this episode, he and Craig talk about Bullseye, carpets, beaches, cleaning and depression, distractions, Corona and loads, loads more. This is episode 119 of the Two Shot Podcast with Karl Pilkington. Enjoy. Get in touch...Facebook- search 'Two Shot Podcast' Twitter- @twoshotpod Instagram- @twoshotpod If you've enjoyed listening then please click through to https://www.patreon.com/twoshotpod to make a donation to the running costs of the show. You'll get bonus pictures, video and audio in return. Nice one.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/twoshotpod.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.