Episode 19: 6 Month Celebration – ED & FRIENDS

This week on the Ed and Friends Podcast, Ed and producer Kat celebrate 6 months of the show with some top clips.

 

IMG_5265A huge thank you to all of our wonderful guests, and thanks to you for listening! We’ll be back next week with another great interview, but if you know someone unusual and brilliant you think Ed should be talking to, why not let us know! You can get in touch with us by emailing on mail@podcastadventures.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Episode 08: Jamie the Secret Cinema Actor – ED & FRIENDS

2016 is here and Ed & Friends kicks off with a with a special bumper edition, half interview and half movie review!

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Ed had not seen James Alexander-McInnes for ten years before he bumped straight in to him at Secret Cinema: Empire Strikes Back, so Ed invited Jamie on the podcast and they caught up with life and the actor’s process, particularly in the unique format that Secret Cinema provides.

Secret Cinema is a primarily London-based phenomenon that Jamie has worked on since 2010. They invite you to films without telling you what you are going to see, but they take you in and through the world of the movie. For Shawshank Redemption, they sent the audience to prison. For Bugsy Malone, they were invited to Fat Sam’s Speakeasy. But 2015 was the year that Star Wars returned, not just because of enormously successful release of The Force Awakens in cinemas. Secret Cinema recreated the planet Tatooine, the Death Star, the whole environment of A New Hope in a South London Warehouse for people to experience before watching The Empire Strikes Back. It was incredible. And Jamie was part of it!

We talk to Jamie about being a lifelong Star Wars fan and how it felt to live the Star Wars dream for 60 days! Ed and Jamie then talk at length about the plot of The Force Awakens after about 30 minutes, so SPOILER ALERT!

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For more about James Alexander McInnes, check out his Spotlight Page.

For more info on Secret Cinema: Empire Strikes Back, here’s a far better explanation from The Daily Telegraph.

Or for your pleasure, here’s the video from Secret Cinema themselves:

And for good measure, here’s the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens… as if you haven’t seen it by now…

COMING UP… James Alexander McInnes on Ed & Friends!

Ed & Friends is back for 2016 on Saturday with a fun-filled show featuring Secret Cinema character actor James Alexander McInnes. 
As well as being an old friend of Ed’s, James lived a Star Wars dream all summer playing Greedo amongst other characters at Secret Cinema Presents: The Empire Strikes Back where he quite accidentally bumped in to Ed in-character! It was only a matter of time before he appeared on Ed & Friends.

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