Monthly Archives: November 2013

Nicholas Campbell: Actor

Episode 15- Nov. 18, 2013

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This episode is slightly cut. Due to a mis-communication, my meeting with Nicholas Campbell got off to a rough start. As I explain in the podcast, I didn’t start recording our conversation at the beginning of our chat.

Consequently I didn’t record our chat about working at the Royal Acedmey of Dramatic Arts with Laurence Olivier and Campbell’s work as a film director.

Actor and director Nicholas Campbell discusses how he switched from studying law to theatre, his love of horse racing, his hopes to do more stage work and the greatly exaggerated rumors about his drug use.

Campbell’s interest in theatre began at Queens, soon after that he moved to England and studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. His early feature films include the Hollywood blockbusters “The Omen” (1976) starring Gregory Peck, “A Bridge Too Far” (1977) starring Sean Connery and “The Spy Who Loved Me” (1977) starring Roger Moore.

Campbell is best known for his leading role in Da Vinci’s Inquest, a series about a hands-on, crime-solving Vancouver coroner.

Links in the Show

Da Vinci’s Inquest

Bill and Sons Towing
Nicholas Campbell, and the improv group The Imponderables,(Dave Brennan, Tony Lombardo, Jon Smith, Eric Toth), won Best Ensemble Performance in a TV or Web Series at the 2013 Canadian Comedy Awards.
Jayne Eastwood and Sonja Smits appear in this episode, “Bill’s 65th Birthday”

Queens University Theatre program
Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts
TV Eh Podcast

Sandy Jobin-Bevans: Actor, Improvisor

Episode 14- Nov. 4, 2013

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Actor, improviser and writer Sandy Jobin-Bevans discusses his journey as an actor – everything from his early days at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival to his invitation to audition for TV’s “Saturday Night Live” and more.

Sandy has won multiple awards at The Canadian Comedy Awards. He trained and performed at Toronto’s Second City and was a founding member of the improv group Slap Happy, the first Canadian ensemble ever invited to perform at an international improv festival in Amsterdam.

I first met Sandy when he was with the Winnipeg-based improv group The Brave New Weasles.Sandy jobin-bevans, Ron Moore, Ken Cuperus, Matt Kippen, Winnipeg Fringe festival, Brave new Weasels

The group consisted of Ken Cuperas, Sandy Jobin Bevans, Matt Kippen and Ron Moore.

Here’s a program from the group’s first Fringe show.

These days Sandy is busy working as an actor and writer.

In the podcast we discuss his path to success: he left Winnipeg, where he was a big fish in a small pond, and arrived in Toronto with nothing but talent and dreams.

Links in the Show
Royal Flush Improv at The Blyth Festival
The Winnipeg Fringe Festival
Second City
Penn Jillette talks about Dean Martin on The Nerdist Podcast
Bill & Sons Towing
Dave Thomas’ Production Company
Life With Boys – YTV
Deal With IT – W Netowrk