Conversations with…Mark Curry, a series of in-depth interviews with a variety of guests from the performing arts and entertainment industry, launches.

    The first two episodes featuring conversations with Bonnie Langford and Debbie McGee are available now via Acting for Others YouTube channel: Acting For Others or on their website:

    In Conversation with Bonnie Langford

    Mark speaks to a mix of guests including performers, presenters, and directors. Each conversation, taking place via zoom, is an in-depth look into the guests lives and careers, as well as finding out their thoughts and tips on getting through lockdown.

    Bonnie Langford

    In conversation with Debbie McGee

    Upcoming conversations include Cheryl BakerBeverley CallardPeter Duncan and Janet EllisYvette FieldingRula LenskaSusan PenhaligonJenny SeagrovePetra Siniawski and Finty Williams, with further guests to be announced.

    Interviews will be released via Acting for Others’ YouTube. They are free and available to all, with the opportunity for viewers to donate in support of the charity:

    Mark Curry, said today, “We are all in a very uncertain and worrying time, many colleagues in the performing arts are struggling with no idea when they will be able to work again.

    “We have some amazing guests lined up, and I really hope our viewers enjoy these conversations, and that those who are able to, consider donating to Acting for Others, a wonderful charity that offers both emotional and financial help to theatre workers in need – and which, with the current crisis, need our support more than ever.”


    Available now:   In conversation with Debbie McGee about training as a classical ballet dancer, her life with Paul Daniels and her experience on Strictly Come Dancing.

    Available now:   In conversation with Bonnie Langford about being a child star, her time on EastEnders and her Dancing on Ice experience.

    28 May:                In conversation with Cheryl Baker about all things Eurovision.

    4 June:                  In conversation with both Peter Duncan and Janet Ellis, reminiscing about their days presenting Blue Peter together in the 1980s.

    11 June:               In conversation with Finty Williams about her acting career and following in the footsteps of her famous parents, Dame Judi Dench and Michael Williams.

    18 June:               In conversation with Beverley Callard who plays, Liz McDonald in Coronation Street about her life on and off the screen.

    25 June:               In conversation with Petra Siniawski, Associate Director on the West End production of Wicked, about being behind the scenes of the smash-hit musical.

    2 July:                   In conversation with another Corrie favourite, Rula Lenska about her role on the show.

    9 July:                   In conversation with Yvette Fielding about her presenting career and ghost hunting.

    16 July:                 In conversation with Susan Penhaligon talks about being a 70’s fresh, young star and how she’s kept her career continuing successfully.

    23 July:                 In conversation with Jenny Seagrove about balancing her career alongside her passion for Mane Chance, a horse sanctuary she founded.

    Mark Curry is a presenter, actor and broadcaster. His presenting credits include Blue PeterSaturday Picture ShowMake ‘Em LaughRecord Breakers and Junior Showtime. His theatre credits include Wicked (Apollo Victoria), Talent (Menier Chocolate Factory), Victor/VictoriaCompany (Southwark Playhouse), The Woman in Black (Fortune Theatre), Ten Times TableAll Creature Great and SmallThe Rocky Horror Picture ShowTons of MoneyFar From the Madding CrowdLondon SuiteNoises OffCharley’s AuntMove Over Mrs Markham and Billy Liar (UK tours). His television credits, as an actor, include London’s BurningBread and Aladdin and the Forty Thieves; and for film, Bugsy Malone.

    Acting for Others provides financial and emotional support to all theatre workers in times of need through the 14 member charities.

    The Acting for Others charities are Actor’s Children’s Trust, Dancers’ Career Development, Denville Hall, Drury Lane Theatrical Fund, Equity Charitable Trust, Evelyn Norris Trust, SafetyCurtain formerly the International Performers’ Aid Trust, King George V Fund for Actors and Actresses, Ralph and Meriel Richardson Foundation, Dance Professionals Fund, The Royal Opera House Benevolent Fund, The Royal Theatrical Fund, Theatre Chaplaincy UK and The Theatrical Guild.

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