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Dream Jobs: An Interview With Ski Instructor / Adventurer Ted Mahon

Ted Mahon (c) Ian Fohrman / Outsideonline.com

Ted Mahon (c) Ian Fohrman / Outsideonline.com

To say ski instructor and adventurer Ted Mahon has a pretty active lifestyle would be an understatement… The 43-year-old American athlete has reached the summits of Mount Everest and Denali, climbed and skied down the hundred highest peaks of home state Colorado and participated in dozens of marathons and endurance races, to name a few things. Time for an interview about his inspiring and unconventional profession and hobbies!  Continue reading


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An Interview With Author David Barry

David Barry

Author David Barry (c) Channelradio.co.uk

Author and actor David Barry became well-known in the sixties and seventies for playing the role of lovable fantasist Frankie Abbott in the English hit comedy series Please Sir! and The Fenn Street Gang. Apart from television, he also worked as an actor in many theatre productions in and outside the United Kingdom and more recently launched a successful career as an author. During our interview we talked about various different aspects of his work, such as the source of his inspiration, the writing process and trying to come up with ‘the perfect murder’!
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An Interview With Actor Anthony Ingruber – The Age Of Adaline

Anthony Ingruber as William Jones jr. in The Age of Adaline

Anthony Ingruber as William Jones jr. in The Age of Adaline

Actor Anthony Ingruber has lived a very international life so far. Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Cyprus, the Philippines and the Netherlands have all been called ‘home’ at one point. His uncanny impressions of actors such as Gary Oldman, Sean Connery and Harrison Ford have led to a role in the romantic science fiction movie The Age of Adaline. And not just any role… the 25-year-old plays the younger version of Harrison Ford’s character William Jones. Continue reading


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Actor Julian Miller brings ‘Game for Fame’ to the Netherlands

Game for Fame - the Dutch version

Game for Fame – the Dutch version

The life of actor Julian Miller (born as Ronald Beentjes in the Dutch city of Castricum) is interesting to say the least. He played a bad guy in the blockbuster action comedy ‘Spy’, writes, directs and acts in the online comedy series Dave McG TV ánd recently made a Dutch version of the popular board game ‘Game for Fame’. Continue reading


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An Interview With Actor Julian Miller (Spy)

Actor Julian Miller (c) IMDB.com

Actor Julian Miller (c) IMDB.com

Julian Miller plays bad guy Nicola in Paul Feig’s hit comedy Spy, alongside Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham and Jude Law. A dream come true for the Dutch actor, who thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this movie project. Time to find out a bit more about Julian’s roots, landing the role in Spy and his biggest challenge on setContinue reading


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An Interview With Actor Holt McCallany – Run All Night

Actor Holt McCallany (c) Web.poptower.com

Actor Holt McCallany (c) Web.poptower.com

Holt McCallany is no stranger to action movies. The New York born actor played in Hollywood productions such as Fight Club, Vantage Point and more recently Gangster Squad and Blackhat. He is an expert on mixed martial arts, a skill set that definitely came in handy for his latest movie: Run All Night, starring Liam Neeson, Ed Harris and Vincent D’Onofrio. A mere glance on that list of names should be enough to make the average movie fan rush to the cinema!

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Dream Jobs: An Interview With Bestselling Author Stephen Templin

Stephen Templin (c) Authors.simonandschuster.ca

Stephen Templin (c) Authors.simonandschuster.ca

Stephen Templin has a very interesting and diverse career to say the least. Not only is he a New York Times and international bestselling author, but he also went through six months of Navy SEAL training and spent fourteen years as a professor at the Meio University in Japan. This certainly sparked my curiosity and I’m grateful he took the time to tell me more about the different aspects of these jobs.

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Dream Jobs: An Interview With Film Journalist Stefan Pape

Filmjournalist Stefan Pape during an interview (c) S. Pape

Film journalist Stefan Pape during an interview (c) S. Pape

Being a journalist is hard work, but the perks can be awesome! Stefan Pape studied Journalism and started out working for a sports magazine, but rolled into the film world four years ago. Watching movies, interviewing famous people and getting paid for it? “It’s definitely a dream job,” Stefan confirms.

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Dream Jobs: An Interview With Children’s Author Giles Paley-Phillips

Giles Paley-Phillips signing autographs  (c) thepositive.com

Giles Paley-Phillips signing autographs (c) thepositive.com

 

Not many people discover hidden talents and become succesful at it, but English children’s books author Giles Paley-Phillips has. Although his first passion is music, he thoroughly enjoys coming up with stories for children and reading them to an audience. Continue reading


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An Interview With MythBusters’ Tory Belleci – The Gumball 3000

Tory Belleci and Deadmau5 are eager to participate again next year! (c) Theverge.com

Tory Belleci and Deadmau5 are eager to participate again next year! (c) Theverge.com

Most people know Tory Belleci from Discovery Channel’s MythBusters. While he has done some crazy and extreme things on the show, participating in the infamous Gumball 3000 rally might be on top of the list! His friend, Canadian music producer Joel Zimmerman (a.k.a. Deadmau5), was the one responsible for getting Tory on board. It turned out to be a week full of supercars, high class parties and long hours behind the wheel of the Ferrari 458 Spider…

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