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Hannah joins me fresh from being seen on Freeform's Siren in which she plays Janine, the barmaid in a little fishing town which has a fascination and history of Mermaids. She is also well known for her role as Victoria in The Magicians. Sit back and enjoy as we chat about Siren and more!

 

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Hannah Levien grew up in Australia. She graduated from one of the country's top acting schools. She worked extensively in theatre before making her feature debut playing teenage-runaway Jesse Forteski in the award-winning Australian film "The Horseman", which screened at several world-wide festivals including SXSW. Hannah was also a recipient of the Arts Queensland Professional Development Award enabling her to train with Ivana Chubbuck in Los Angeles.

 

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Morgan James is a British actor, hailing from Wales, who has worked his craft from a young age in both stage and screen. He is known for his current role as Terry in the British film 13 Graves, and also for his role in the film about the Aberfan disaster in 1966. Sit back and chill whilst listening/watching me chat to the talented and charismatic Morgan James!

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Tony Randel was born on May 29, 1956 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a director and editor, known for Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988), The Hybrids Family (2015) and Fist of the North Star (1995). Currently in production on his tenth feature, The Double Born, with Sammi Davis and Jon Lindstrom I talk to him about his latest film "A Doggone Adventure" which follows the adventures of Murphy the dog. We also have a chat about directing, I manage to insult him over his age and talk on Hellbound: Hellraiser 2 and much more!! I apologise for my voice on this, worse than usual as I had a cold!! 

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"I thought you only kill for survival- Aggression, plotting, revenge. You're more human than I realized.” — Helen to Donna

 

[source: siren.wikia.com]

Helen Hawkinsis a main character on Freeform's series, Siren. She is portrayed by Rena Owen.

Helen is an antique shop owner and the local folklore expert. Since the resurfacing of mermaids in Bristol Cove, she has formed somewhat of a friendship with Ben Pownall and Maddie Bishop in order to help with Ryn and her sister Donna. She later reveals to Donna that she is a mermaid as well.

 

[source: IMDb).

Rena is an international award-winning actor and is one of only 6 actors in the world to have worked with both George Lucas and Stephen Spielberg during her illustrious career that spans 3 decades.

One of 9 children, she was born and bred in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand to a Maori/Welsh Father and a European Mother. She was first published at 8 when she won a national children's poetry contest, and throughout her youth, Owen was active in the Maori Culture Club, High School Musical productions, and Community Stage Plays. Despite knowing her talents were in creativity, upon graduating, the Arts were not considered a viable career.

At 18, she moved to Auckland to pursue a Nursing Career and 3 years later qualified as a General & Obstetric Nurse (RGN). In 1983, she went on her OE (overseas experience), a common Kiwi pursuit, and landed in London. Awed by the huge city and the bright lights of the entertainment world, the temptations that came with it easily seduced the naive 21 year old. But this life changing period led her back to a creative career.

She trained at the Actors Institute of London in the mid-1980s. During her formative years she worked in all aspects of the Theater. The first stage play she wrote, The River That Ran Away was produced by Clean Break and directed by the reputable award winning British actress Ann Mitchell with Rena in the lead role. It enjoyed a successful London tour and was later published by NZ Playmarket (1991). Other UK highlights include, Voices from Prison for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and award winning play, Outside In that debuted at the Edinburgh Festival.

Upon her return to NZ in 1989, Rena acted in two one-hour dramas for Television NZ's Series, E Tipu E Rea. A first of its' kind; the series was written, acted, directed and produced by Maori. In constant pursuit of learning and honing her craft, she continued to work extensively in theatre; acting, writing, directing, working as a dramaturgy, and was a founding member of Taki Rua Theatre.

She wrote and recorded short stories for Radio NZ, wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed stage play, Daddy's Girl whilst playing reoccurring roles in two NZ TV Series, Betty's Bunch, and Shark in the Park. Rena was a rare recipient of a Dame Te Atairangikaahu (the Maori Queen) Literary Award & Scholarship.

Rena's first feature film was a supporting role in the Kevin Reynolds/Kevin Costner film, Rapa Nui (1993), followed by the leading role in the cult-classic NZ film, Once Were Warriors. Her electrifying performance garnered her universal rave reviews. David Denby declared, "Owen's performance is classic!" Roger Ebert proclaimed, "You don't often see acting like this in the movies. The two leads bring the Academy Awards into perspective." Ruby Rich called her "The Bette Davis from Down Under", while Thelma Adams wrote, "Owen has the looks of Jeanne Moreau, the raw emotional power of Anna Magnani and a slim athleticism all her own".

The film was voted one of Time Magazine's top 10 films in 1994, it garnered over 30 International Awards, and screened in 66 countries. Rena won Best Actress awards at the Montreal, Oporto, Seattle, and San Diego Film Festivals, as well as the Cannes Film Festival's Spirit Award. While in NZ, she was awarded the Benny Award for Excellence in Film and the Toast Masters Communicator of the Year Award.

Rena returned to the Theater to act in two Stephen Berkoff plays, East West and Kvetch. She guest starred and earned a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her role in the NZ TV Series, Coverstory. She then played a leading role in the Australian Network 10 TV Drama Series, Medivac (1996-1998), a leading role in Garth Maxwell's feature film, When Love Comes, and a supporting role in Rolf De Heer's critically acclaimed, Dance Me To My Song that was in competition at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival and earned her an Australian Film Institute (AFI) Best Supporting Actress nomination.

In 2000, Rena set up a base in Los Angeles to learn more about filmmaking. She played beloved Taun We in George Lucas' Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, followed by a cameo role in Steven Spielberg's A.I. Whilst developing two screenplays, she played a reoccurring role in WB's Angel. Lucas cast her again as Nee Alavar in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Rena went on to play supporting and cameo roles in multiple international films. Highlights include; Lions Gate's NZ/Canadian co-production Nemesis Game, Vincent Ward's acclaimed Rain Of The Children, NZ TV film A Piece Of My Heart, and USA thriller, Alyce Kills.

In 2010, Rena played a 3 month role on NZ's longest running TV series; Shortland Street and won the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 2011 Aotearoa Film and Television Awards (AFTA). A reoccurring role in the award-winning Australian TV series, East West 101 earned her a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Australian Academy of Cinema & Television Arts (AACTA), and a Best Actress nomination at the Monte Carlo International Television Festival in 2012.

In her latest TV Series as a series regular, Rena played the Matriarch opposite Brian Cox's Patriarch of a multi-ethnic crime family set in the Torres Strait Islands for an ABC TV Series fondly nick-named, 'The Sopranos In Thongs!' The Hollywood Reporter voted The Straits as one of the 'Top 10 Series' to binge watch on Hulu in 2013.

Theatre credits throughout the past 15 years include leading roles in the classic NZ plays; Haruru Mai and The Pohutukawa Tree, and in the USA; multiple Stage Readings for Native Voices at the Autry in LA and La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, Charity Stage Readings for the City of West Hollywood, and a leading role in a Hawaiian play called Fine Dancing. Rena adapted and directed Toa Fraser's play, Bare for the Asian American Theatre Company (AATC) in San Francisco.

2014, Once Were Warriors was voted the number one film of all time in New Zealand. Rena played a pivotal role in a documentary celebrating the film's 20th Anniversary, Where Are They Now? Her last USA independent feature film, The Well premiered at the LA Film Festival and she was cast in reoccurring roles for A&E's TV Series, Longmire and Sundance's TV Series, The Red Road. Her last NZ film, The Dead Lands enjoyed a Special Presentation Premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, garnered rave reviews, and sold to multiple territories. To close out 2014, Rena played the supporting role of Glaeser in The Last Witch Hunter directed by Breck Eisner, starring Vin Diesel.

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I am joined in a special episode with Donna and Jody - two of the Lucifans who have been working all hours and getting information out to us all on twitter for supporting Lucifer.

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Chase currently appears on the Lethal Weapon show as Martin Riggs when he was younger. His scenes are some of the most powerful, as the show explores the relationship Riggs had with his father.

Chase Mangum was born in Los Angeles and is known for playing Young Riggs on the FOX show Lethal Weapon (2016), 20 Seconds to Live (2015) and Flex & Shanice (2014). He loves acting but he is also a very talented musician. He has been playing and performing in bands since he was 6. Chase plays the drums, bass, guitar and has just started playing the ukulele.

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IT'S HERE!!! Clayne Crawford, who has taken action TV to a whole new level was kind enough to spare me some time to have a chat and some laughs and answer some fan questions and talk about The Clayne Crawford Foundation. As Riggs in Lethal Weapon he wows us with the action, contrasting his role in Rectify. As Clayne Crawford he is immensely popular with fans for his genuine love for them and for the foundation which he and his wife Kiki founded. Sit back and enjoy as Clayne and I, and a surprise guest presenter, chat and laugh and even here some muppet impressions!

Photos: Darleen St Amant Harris, Lezli Lincoln, April Jones; Kody Pemberton, UACVA; Ross Patterson, Michael Raymond-James, Clayne Crawford and the Clayne Crawford Foundation

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Jacob Anderton is an experienced and established actor of theatre, TV and film.

Jacob graduated from Northumbria University with a degree in Drama and Scriptwriting in 2012, since then he has worked hard to establish himself within the industry. Last year he won best actor at an international film festival.

His theatre credits include a range of work spanning from Prince Charming in Cinderella to playing Shakespeare's Hamlet, he has performed at theatres up and down the country.

His television work includes a brief spell in 'Downton Abbey' as well as playing 'Isaac Hedley' in ITV's 'Dark Angel' alongside 'Golden Globe' winning actress Joanne Froggatt.

In more recent times Jacob has just wrapped on feature film '13 Graves' in which he plays one of the leads 'Billy'. He has also just finished working with multi award winning director, Patrick Ryder on 2nd World War drama, 'The Code'. Jacob will be going to the Cannes film festival this year with '13Graves', where he has also been selected as a featured actor in the 'Talent Corner' of the festival.

He will be starting work on his biggest film to date later this summer, entitled 'The Moonshine Gang of Cheyenne' alongside an all star cast. Jacob also works as a LAMDA coach with schools and young people to try and nurture some up and coming talent.

Sit back and enjoy as Jacob and I chat about life, film, theatre and much more!

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Neal Ward is a British actor, who has been hailed as the next Tom Hardy. After sitting and chatting with him on a pleasant Monday evening in Leicester Square I can see why. Neal oozes dedication and talent, having gained an impressive amount of on screen credits in his short career to date. It is for the short film The Code and the independent feature 24 Little Hours which drew my attention and after talking to him, am not only excited to see these, but also the other amazing projects he is part of such as Two Graves and Pegasus Bridge. Sit back and enjoy a candid chat with a great guy and talented actor that is Neal Ward.

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Aimee Garcia is known to thousands as the friendly, bubbly and intelligent pathologist on Lucifer - Ella. She has delighted fans since she came on the scene on season 2 of the hugely successful show with her wit, her acting skills and her affinity to her fans. Always ready to respond to as many as she can, or take us on behind the scenes tours and sneak peaks via her instagram, Aimee is truly a fan favourite. Season 3 has seen her character, Ella, have more involvement in storylines and even several Ella-centric episodes, which shows the writers listen to the fan desires. 

Chill out with Aimee as she chats with me and talk about Lucifer and many other things, and find out what her muppet character would be!!

#lucifer #aimeegarcia #renewlucifer #lucifans

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