Welcome to The Clearing: Scottish Actor - with the lovely Scottish dulcet tones to match - Cal MacAninch!
Cal is a much respected TV, Theatre & Film Actor. Best known on TV for portraying the character DI John Keenan in BBC's "Holby City" but has been in much much more besides in a long-spanning and impressive career.
Including Downton Abbey, Banished, Mr Selfridge - and even playing the title role back in the day of "Hamlet" at The Glasgow Citizens Theatre, directed by Philip Prowse.
Cal is a warm, wise and wonderful man indeed who I'm very proud to call my friend!
A rich and multi-textured conversation indeed with a recurring theme (I noticed) of Cal as "The Novice" - able to be truly present and able to LISTEN with an acute ability to "watch and learn" as he adventures along in response to the Gifts that "life has to present" for him to unwrap...
Cal and I met way back when - near the very beginning of our careers - doing one of our first ever Film jobs together, appearing in a Tennent's Lager Commercial called "The Wedding"
Cal subsequently read Shakespearean Sonnet Number 116 at my Wedding over 30 years ago!
"Let me not unto the marriage of true minds admit impediments..."
Cal also agreed be back in my Zoom Hole (!) to re-record the self-same Sonnet 31 years on!
"Your Life & Times With Me Chris Grimes!"
The adventure continues!
“The Good Listening To: Your Life & Times With Me Chris Grimes!” is the Show & Podcast series that features “The Clearing”:
Where all good Questions come to be asked - and all good Stories come to be told…
With some lovely juicy Storytelling metaphors to also enjoy along the way:
The Clearing itself - a Tree - a lovely juicy Storytelling exercise called “5-4-3-2-1” - some Alchemy - some Gold - a cheeky bit of Shakespeare - and a CAKE!
So it’s all to play for!
(…and indeed Huzzah!)