British actor Antonia Beamish has recorded at least 8 pages on the Audible website. She reads fiction and nonfiction titles and enjoys the vitality of horror stories even though she doesn’t read them for pleasure. She talks about how to keep the characters and their accents separate as she makes her way through the hours of recording a book. She believes acting with the full body as a narrator is vital to bring voices to life. She’s lived and worked in America and recalls the uncertainty of making career plans on short term visas. She explains that the life of a book narrator is incredibly lonely and she asks Jude for advice about how to do more radio drama in the UK.

Antonia’s influences and inspirations are: Hanya Yanagihara (‘A Little Life’), Raymond Carver Tenessee Williams, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Kathryn Hunter Miranda July Bryony Kimmings

Roisin Murphy Anne Karpf Sangeeta Mahajan Maxi Jazz Frances McDormand The Entire Levy Family – especially Anne Margaret! otherwise known as Moira! Angela Carter Rachel Cusk Fanny Herrero Camille Contin

Each week in Creative Confidential Jude Kampfner chats to an independent professional performance or visual artist about how they survive and thrive. They share details of moving between projects, becoming more entrepreneurial, finding the best opportunities and developing a signature image and style. Her guests range from lyricists to novelists, videographers to sound designers.

A broadcaster, writer and coach, Jude gently probes and challenges her so that whatever your line of creativity you learn from her advice and the experiences of her lively guests.


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