Helen's fifth guest is Sally Hyde Lomax. Sally is a theatre, screen & voice actor and a BAN Founding Member.
Podcast Notes/Topics for Discussion
- The BAN model: Do you see yourselves working alongside existing casting sites such as Spotlight, or do you see yourselves as an exclusive one-stop-shop for actors. Obviously, Spotlight has been around for over a hundred years and there is an element of achievement as an actor in actually either getting your professional training or getting your three recognised credits to get on there, and most agents need it as a requirement for your tenure currently. How does BAN see itself vis a vis Spotlight?
- Glass Ceilings: As an older jobbing actor I have for years been trying to break through that glass ceiling. I even, two years ago, went back to drama school and did a full-time MA in acting, so that effectively I could start to breakthrough by being a recent graduate, and I think it has started to help. But for instance, I’d actually love to be considered to be a new older nun on Call the Midwife, but it seems that only “known” older actors are used for those parts. Do you think that BAN will be useful to us older jobbing actors trying to break through that glass ceiling?