Ep30: The Best Bits So Far
The Circle
by Leon Mayne
4d ago
Finally! We've landed on 30 episodes. To celebrate we have put together a few soundbites from some of our guests so far. A massive thank you to all of our listeners for tuning in. More to come! Special thanks to Theresa Ikoko, Akemnji Ndifornyen, Sherie Myers, Tahirah Sharif, Destiny Ekaragha, Zackary Momoh, Jade Anouka, Danielle Scott-Haughton, Damson Idris, Naomi Ackie, Paapa Essiedu, Kharmel Cochrane, Luti Fagbenle, Aml Ameen, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Aisha Bywaters, Deborah Ayorinde, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Nida Manzoor, Sebastian Thiel, Sheila Nortley, Thalissa Teixeira, Jimmy Akingbola, Adjani ..read more
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Ep 29: Just Crack On Innit w/ KIBWE TAVARES
The Circle
by Leon Mayne
1w ago
Director Kibwe Tavares jumps into the hot seat with Leon and Akua this week. We speak on his transition from architecture to filmmaking, starting his own production company Factory Fifteen, his love for design and how it informs his style, a storied career that spans across a sundance winning short film, to directing a ballet run at Royal Opera House, to exec producing a book adaptation for BBC. We also speak on a long running working relationship with Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya that has resulted in their feature directorial debut The Kitchen on netflix! Another good'un! Hosted on Acast. See ..read more
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Ep27: Always Own Your Voice w/ LAUREN SEQUEIRA
The Circle
by Leon Mayne
3w ago
Aaaand we're back! Our Season 3 opener is with writer, showrunner, executive producer and South East London native Lauren Sequeira. Three days off the premiere of her debut original series 'Domino Day' on BBC Three, Lauren speaks with Leon & Akua on a storied journey so far including penning a BAFTA nominated spin-off of The Dumping Ground, two episodes of Sky phenomenon Gangs Of London, a scheme that actually brought early success, and numerous milestones that saw her grow from budding director to prolific writer and the join the list of a golden generation of black British female showrun ..read more
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Season 3 Prelude: Award Season
The Circle
by Leon Mayne
3w ago
Your favourite carpenter and plagiarist are back with a special prelude before season 3 hits the airwaves. Akua and Leon talk award season, the controversy behind the Barbie nominations, black talent making waves at the Oscars and BAFTAs, and introducing a new segment in between guest episodes. Stick with us, we're back! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Ep26: Pressure Is A Privilege w/ NICÔLE LECKY
The Circle
by Leon Mayne
6M ago
Actress, Writer, Producer, Artist...oxygen, Nicôle Lecky joins us on this week's episode. After the release of her multi award-winning drama series 'Mood' on BBC Three, Nicôle waxed lyrical with Leon and Akua, of the series' origin in theatre as the previously titled 'Superhoe', how her upbringing in East London shaped her, the era of the writer/performer, advocating for black female writers, juggling so many titles on her debut series, why she doesn't read reviews anymore and more! We've got ourselves another dope episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Ep25: There Are no Rules w/ BENNETT MCGHEE
The Circle
by Leon Mayne
7M ago
Producer Bennett McGhee steps into the hot seat with Leon and Akua as he discusses early cinema trips forging his passion for film, his love for UK garage, forming a long time friendship with his now business partner Dominic Buchanan for production company Home Team, his first ever feature lock 'VS' written by Ed Lily, his method for chasing down Dionne Edwards to Executive produce on standout project 'Pretty Red Dress' and the future of cinema and TV. Another dope episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Ep24: Dreaming Whilst Black w/ DREAMING WHILST BLACK CREW
The Circle
by Leon Mayne
7M ago
Back with a special episode as Leon and Akua are joined by the cast and crew of BBC & A24 series 'Dreaming Whilst Black'. Ahead of the series release, the duo wax lyrical with the show's creator and lead Adjani Salmon, producer Nicola Gregory, directors Joelle Mae David & Koby Adom, and lead actress Dani Moseley. Episode highlights include the origin of the lead character's name, the new black British TV renaissance, casting a black love interest, how to direct a director and the journey from webseries to television. Another dope episode, but would you expect anything less? Hosted on A ..read more
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Ep23: Bringing Wealth From Abroad w/ JIMMY AKINGBOLA
The Circle
by Leon Mayne
11M ago
Multitalented Actor, Producer and Presenter Jimmy Akingbola joins the circle to wax lyrical on a career that started playing Elvis in theatre, honing his screen skills on BBC sitcom 'The Crouches', how he has managed to stay relevant and working in the industry on both sides of the Atlantic, breaking ground in playing the first black gay character on British television, the impact his company Tri-Force has made in inclusion and diversity in different fields and on screen, and of course his current groundbreaking run in ITV's The Tower, hosting projects 'Sorry I Didn't Know' and 'Handle With Ca ..read more
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Ep22: Trust Those Who Listen w/ THALISSA TEIXEIRA
The Circle
by Leon Mayne
1y ago
Actress and Director Thalissa Teixeira steps inside the circle to wax lyrical on her dual British and Brazilian heritage, the positives of creativity when dealing with mental health, colourblind casting, working alongside good friend Paapa Essiedu in Anne Bolelyn, her experience in groundbreaking BBC Drama 'Trigonometry', her directorial short film debut 'We Met Before' and more! And you finally get to hear where that game show theme song came from! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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Ep21: You Only Live Once w/ SHEILA NORTLEY
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by Leon Mayne
1y ago
Producer and Writer Sheila Nortley joins Leon and Akua this week to speak on a storied journey which spawned award-winning short films, collaborations with talent including Aml Ameen, Shola Amoo and Ashley Walters, gaining a three series development deal with Sky, producing two Netflix series 'Stay Close' and upcoming drama 'Supacell' and so much more! She also made history this episode with the most unique score on the game. Another dope one! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information ..read more
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