Sean Connolly :: Actor & Voice Artist

Sean Connolly :: Actor & Voice Artist

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

NEW 'Summer' Episodes of 'JoJo & Gran Gran' with EZRA - NOW AVAILABLE!


SUMMER IS HERE! That can only mean one thing ... Yes, it's BRAND NEW EPISODES of the Award Winning CBeebies animated series 'JOJO & GRAN GRAN' ... Look who's turning up in those brown brogues again - yep it's EZRA!!


All the episodes of SERIES 2 - SUMMER will be aired on CBEEBIES (see below) but if you really can't wait, you can hit the BBC's iPLAYER and stream all 10 EPISODES right now here!


EZRA pops up in the episode
 called 'It's Time to Make Ice Lollies' which is the final episode of this batch of new episodes. ENJOY ... as if you wouldn't - it's a glorious series!!


Acting website at www.seanconnolly.co.uk

Voice website at www.seanconnollyvoices.com

Saturday, 18 June 2022

IF I COULD TALK LIKE AN ANIMAL! - POST COMPILATION 2022


I've just finished a rather fun exploration of all the ANIMALS I've either VOICED or ACTED over the years ... The rate goes up by the month but I stopped at 86 just for the purposes of having a number to roll with!!!! For the last 10 WEEKS - EVERY SATURDAY WITHOUT FAIL! I've been posting on my socials different examples ...


A little more detail on the run down of 'WHO & WHAT I'VE PLAYED' from the ANIMAL KINGDOM .. here goes!

IN NUMBER ORDER:

17 – DOGS

15 – PHEASANTS

10 – MICE

4 – FROGS

4 – BEARS

3 – CATS

2 – DINGOS

2 – RABBITS

2 – HEDGEHOGS

2 – CHIMPANZEES

1 – DOLPHIN, DRAGON, TOAD, POLAR BEAR, WOMBAT, KANGAROO, BEE, DUCK-BILLED PLATYPUS, TIGER, WOLF, BABY TYRANNOSAURUS REX, GOOSE, FOX, FLEA, MOLE, MONSTER, GRASSHOPPER, SEAGULL, TURTLE, CROCODILE, LLAMA, DUCK, DODO, MONKEY ...

A SNAPSHOT ...

THEATRE:
  • My very first one was playing the Cheshire Cat in 'Alice In Wonderland' (see above) at the Civic Theatre in Barnsley, the job that got me my Equity card - all the way back in 1989 ...
  • A couple of years later in 1991 - I played The Narrator ‘Dolphin’ in ‘Frankie’s Monster’ in the West End at the Arts/Unicorn Theatre ...
  • Nana the ‘Dog' in ‘Peter Pan’ at Midlands Arts Centre in 1994 ...
  • Knot the ‘Dragon’ in ‘Good King Wenceslas’ at Warwick Arts Centre in 1997 ...
AUDIO:
  • Silver the ‘Rabbit’ in ‘Watership Down’ for BBC Radio 4 in 2002 ...
  • Mock ‘Turtle’ / Salford ‘Cat’ in ‘Iris Wildthyme – Land of Wonder’ for Big Finish Productions in 2008 ...
  • MANY ‘Prairie Dogs’ in ‘Little Prairie Dogs’ (10-part series) for CBeebies Television in 2010 ...
  • Hector the ‘Llama’ in ‘Shaun the Sheep – The Farmer’s Llamas’ for Aardman Animations (2015)

ALL SUCH FANTASTIC FUN - IT'S BEEN A BLAST - LONG MAY IT CONTINUE!!!


Acting website at www.seanconnolly.co.uk

Voice website at www.seanconnollyvoices.com

Sunday, 8 May 2022

Good Lord! I'm playing a Knight of The Realm - Sir Ralph Richardson - Sat 14th May 2022 @ 7.30pm on ZOOM!!


Really looking forward to playing SIR RALPH RICHARDSON next Saturday to celebrate INTERNATIONAL DYLAN THOMAS DAY in an AUDIO VERSION of the stage play '3 Knights & 2 Welshmen' written by PT Rose! Everybody who was anybody will be there; Richard Burton (Lyndon Jeremiah), Sir John Gielgud (Stephen Smith), Lord Olivier (Laurence Saunders) with Sir Ralph Richardson (little me!) making up the trilogy of lordly/knighted acting legends, as well as Dylan Thomas (Kerry Frater) and of course an appearance by Elizabeth Taylor (Corrina Haycox) - no surprise there I suppose, it is a play about Richard Burton after all!!

It will be an extraordinary evening so don't forget to BOOK YOUR FREE TICKETS for a ZOOM reading on International Dylan Thomas Day. 

BOOK NOW! May 14th 7:30pm BST https://eventbrite.co.uk/e/317657029727 ...

NOT TO BE MISSED!!


Acting website at www.seanconnolly.co.uk

Saturday, 12 February 2022

HAPPY 20th BIRTHDAY to CBEEBIES and CBBC ...


Yesterday saw the 20th ANNIVERSARY of the BBC's Children's Channels CBEEBIES and CBBC ... Doesn't the time fly! Although I've never worked for any of CBBC's programmes, however CBEEBIES is another matter ...

Having started my working relationship with CBeebies all the way back in 2004 reading 24 'Horrid Henry' stories (60 characters) for CBeebies Radio, then all 12 episodes of CBeebies Radio's very first comedy series 'St. Berks' playing eccentric teacher Mr North and a myriad of other school-based characters. Fast forward to 2007 and I had the great pleasure of reading 8 Classic Children's Stories where I showed off with over 50 characters! In 2008 I performed over a dozen characters in 'Big Cook Little Cooks' final season of their wacky radio show.

A couple of years later (2010) and my first involvement with a CBEEBIES TV show - when I voiced ALL MALE VOICES in the 10 part fantastic natural history based show 'Little Prairie Dogs' then quite the hiatus until 2020 and guess what comes along ..? I was more than delighted to be offered the ONGOING role of EZRA in the award-winning ANIMATED SERIES 'JoJo & Gran Gran', many more episodes to come in 2022 ... can't wait!!

So Happy 20th Anniversary/Birthday to CBEEBIES and CBBC, long may they both continue ...


Acting website at www.seanconnolly.co.uk

Voice website at www.seanconnollyvoices.com

Monday, 17 January 2022

SUCCESS - I'VE ARRIVED ... I'M NOW A 'JoJo & Gran Gran' STICKER!


As well as recording another couple of episodes of the CBEEBIES hit animated series 'JOJO & GRAN GRAN' either side of the New Year, I was delighted to see a CBEEBIES magazine special had been produced. I was even more delighted when I opened it up that not only was EZRA featured as a character in the centre-spread poster image but he had also been made into a STICKER


Surely this must be the HIGHLIGHT of my career - to be made into a STICKER!! This makes me very happy!!

I'll keep you updated when the NEW SERIES starts airing, it's gonna be great!!

Acting website at www.seanconnolly.co.uk

Voice website at www.seanconnollyvoices.com 

Saturday, 1 January 2022

HAPPY NEW YEAR! News Blog Stats for 2021 and for ALL OF TIME!! Thanks for the VIEWS ...


HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! Thought I'd have a trawl through the figures for my NEWS BLOG for the last year as well as overall, as I haven't done that for a few years now ... so just for a bit of fun, here goes!

For 2021, rather surprisingly the USA pipped the UK as the country that viewed my little NEWS BLOG the most ... When I last did this in 2018, the UK was number one visitor with Russia in second spot and the USA back in third. As you can see this year Germany have kept the faith being constantly around 4th or 5th spot. A few surprises with this years stats was the emergence of Belgium and Indonesia and that Australia had all but disappeared, I hope I haven't done anything the to offend my Aussie viewers!! 

When looking in further depth, I'm always very surprised where those views come from in terms of the REST OF THE WORLD ... as far a field as Peru, Sweden, Turkey, Poland, Argentina, New Zealand, Ukraine, Brazil, Japan and Romania ... I'm more than certain that a certain sheep will have provided my blog with regular visitors over the last 5 or 6 years! I THANK YOU ALL MOST SINCERELY for POPPING OVER for WHATEVER REASON!!

PLEASE HAVE YOURSELVES A GREAT 2022!!

Acting website at www.seanconnolly.co.uk

Voice website at www.seanconnollyvoices.com

Thursday, 23 December 2021

Happy Aardman Christmas 2021 - featuring Shaun the Sheep (The Movie & Llamas!)


Well it's that time of year again! Celebrating ALL THINGS SHAUN that I've been privileged to be a part of with Aardman Animations!!

The CHRISTMAS TRADITION continues ... BOTH 'SHAUN THE SHEEP - THE FARMER'S LLAMAS' and 'SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE' can be seen on our TELLYBOXES this Christmas ...

'SHAUN THE SHEEP - THE FARMER'S LLAMAS' - BBC1 on Christmas Eve at 9.50am
'SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE' - BBC1 on Boxing Day at 10.10am

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!

Acting website at www.seanconnolly.co.uk

Voice website at www.seanconnollyvoices.com