Billy Boyd champions Scotland’s working class kids to get into the arts

Billy Boyd starred as Pippin the Hobbit in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, but getting into the arts wasn’t easy for this working class boy from Cranhill. Here’s his advice for young Scots wanting to break into the arts. As a kid living in Cranhill and going to school in Ruchazie, two rival […]

CELEB GRAD: Joseph Thompson

You might know him better as Hollyoaks’ devious Dr Browning, but Joseph Thompson’s incredible performance as the menacing medic didn’t come out of nowhere – the actor got the foundations of his craft from a drama degree at Bristol University. He stopped by to tell us more about his student experience… How would you sum […]

Sharon Rooney: “I want Rae as a friend!”

Glaswegian actress Sharon Rooney, star of E4’s My Mad Fat Diary, stopped by to talk about her acting career so far. What’s My Mad Fat Diary all about? The show is basically about Rae – it’s her journey from leaving a mental hospital where she’s been for the last four months and coming back into […]

8 ½ Jobs which could help you win an Oscar

With awards season well and truly underway, Gregor Cubie takes a look at where our favourite Oscar-winning actor-types started out in the world of work… Sailor Humphrey Bogart – Voted America’s greatest film star by the American Film Institute, Bogart’s reasons for joining the US navy as an 18 year-old are hotly disputed. Theories range […]