Sean Connolly :: Actor & Voice Artist
Tuesday, 6 July 2021
I'm so delighted to have been back in a PHYSICAL RECORDING STUDIO last week recording a terrific NEW radio play for BBC RADIO 4 produced by the lovely folks at B7 MEDIA ... Here I am next to 'Poldark' and 'Line of Duty' actress KERRI MCLEAN, just one member of the esteemed cast!
It was a great day at THE SOUNDHOUSE STUDIOS (ALL COVID SECURE!) in LONDON which reminded me why being 'physically in a studio' is SOOO different to recording remotely from your own home studio. I know which one I prefer!! What was extra lovely was the fact that I hadn't worked professionally with any of the actors or production team before ...
The play itself is a very powerful piece of writing by THANDHI LUBIMBI & RICHARD KURTI, can't wait for everyone to hear it later in the year. More news on the full cast and the TX date in the coming months. STAY TUNED!!
Monday, 31 May 2021
'JOJO & GRAN GRAN' has won it's first award, for Best Pre-School Programme at this years BROADCAST AWARDS held virtually on THURSDAY 27th MAY and announced by CLAUDIA WILKELMAN ... so proud to be a small part of this wonderful series!
Under stiff competition from the other brilliant nominees:
- Let’s Go For A Walk: Wind Sounds and Sandcastles Walk
- Molly and Mack: The Best Christmas Ever
- The Adventures of Paddington
- The Snail and the Whale
- Waffle The Wonder Dog: Waffle is a Listening Dog
Friday, 7 May 2021
*** I'm proud to present my UP TO DATE ACTING SHOW REEL for 2021 ***
Firstly a few little clips from the short film ‘When All of This is Over’, followed by my most recent episode of the BBC's afternoon soap 'Doctors' from 2021, then a scene from the RTS Award winning 'Battle Lines', a beautifully shot period deaf drama. Next up is a little scene from another episode of ‘Doctors’ from late 2019, a scene from the feature film ‘iWitness' and finishing on another final wee bit from ‘When All of This is Over’.
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Real life actor couple Sean Connolly & Bella Hamblin appear in BBC's 'DOCTORS' playing a troubled couple ...
I had the absolute delight of playing opposite my REAL LIFE WIFE - BELLA HAMBLIN in an episode of the BBC's afternoon soap 'DOCTORS' called 'OVER THE WATERS', playing ... yep you've guessed it, a married couple!! So we've played a married couple in the BBC RADIO 4 drama series 'HOME FRONT' and now we've hit your telly box!! We also had the great privilege of working with director DEBBIE HOWARD for the first time and not forgetting the amazing 'Doctors' production team. It was so great to be back working (at all!) in a Covid secure environment ... 'reasons to be cheerful'!!
It's available now to watch on the BBC's iPlayer here https://bbc.in/2QOnKer
Sunday, 3 January 2021
Looking back over 2020 I'm quite staggered about what I managed to get up to, feeling blessed to look back on some positive 'work' highlights during what was for the most part, a very challenging year for us all!!
Let's hope for a MUCH BETTER 2021!!
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Friday, 4 December 2020
I bring you some warm and cosy 'JOJO & GRAN GRAN' related news ... TOMORROW SATURDAY 5th DECEMBER @ 8.40am on the CBEEBIES CHANNEL comes the CHRISTMAS SPECIAL from the ENORMOUSLY POPULAR HIT SHOW - featuring your truly as EZRA (well I say 'featuring' ... he's there when it matters!). If you've been watching the series you'll know that they will DO CHRISTMAS 'just right'!! If 8.30am is a little early for you on Saturday, never fear it'll be available on the BBC's iPLAYER after first transmission ... It'll be a real FESTIVE TREAT - DON'T MISS IT!!
As it happens TODAY FRIDAY 4th DECEMBER @ 5.25pm 'LIVE' on the CBEEBIES CHANNEL a lovely episode called 'IT'S TIME TO PLAY FOOTBALL' is on, check it out if you'd like!! EZRA is a pretty good dribbler!!
Take care everyone and a slightly early MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all!!
Saturday, 14 November 2020
FRIDAY the 13th sees the FINAL RELEASE from the SCRIPT SIRENS - 'SIREN SCREAMS' six-part AUDIO PLAY HORROR ANTHOLOGY ...
What scary japes we're had when I was asked to record THREE audio plays from the 'SCRIPT SIREN'S PRESENTS: SIREN SCREAMS' HORROR ANTHOLOGY ...
In total SCRIPT SIRENS produced SIX SHORT AUDIO PLAYS all RECORDED REMOTELY due to our current challenging circumstances ...
Here are the three, often terrifying, stories I had the privilege to be involved in ...
'SCREAM TO GO FASTER' by CARMEN CAPUANO
'PERFECT' by ALEXANDRA TAYLOR
'MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE' by SCARLETT KEFFORD
You can listen to all of the audio plays on the podcast platform Acast here:
'SCRIPT SIREN'S PRESENTS: SIREN SCREAMS' was supported by the Arts Council ...
Script Sirens are a powerful collective of diverse female and non-binary scriptwriters based in the West Midlands. For more information about the exciting work that they're doing here's their website: https://scriptsirens.wordpress.com/
Head on over to Acast to have a listen ... IF YOU DARE!!
ENJOY THE SCARES!!