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Brits In The Wood Podcast

FROM HOLLYWOOD Caroline Feraday and Claire Bullivant present an entertaining and informative weekly podcast, with a focus on interesting Brits in Hollywood – and Hollywood viewed THROUGH the eyes of interesting Brits. Join us each week for a fresh perspective on what it’s like to be a complete fish out of water – a Brit…in the Wood (Hollywood, that is) as we greet fellow Brits and Anglophile Americans who have something to say on LA! www.BritsInTheWood.com
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Feb 19, 2018

Seann Walsh is a regular face on British TV. You’ll have seen him on Saturday night’s sports panel show Play To The Whistle and as team captain on comedy quiz show Virtually Famous.
Other recent TV appearances include Live At The Apollo, the Jonathan Ross Show, Tonight at The London Palladium, Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Alan Carr: Chatty Man and Russell Howards Stand Up Central.
This guy is everywhere! But there’s good reason for it. For however disheveled he may be, the Foster's Comedy Award nominee is also one of the hottest comics in the UK right now and also taking America by storm. Last week Seann made his big debut on America’s popular late night talk show Conan O’Brien. Not bad for having only been in the country for a week!
With a keen observational mind, Seann Walsh can spot the absurdity in everything and convert it to perfectly delivered stand-up comedy. You might have seen Seann on TV, but he’s something else live – pacing the stage, working the room and reducing crowds to hysterics. Even if he’d probably rather be at home watching Sky Sports News.
In this episode Seann chats to Caroline Feraday and Claire Bullivant about starting young in the playgrounds, coping with nerves, his genius Michael McIntyre impression and being an absolute master…


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Make sure you also check out Seann’s podcasts on iTunes News-ish and Film-ish

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Feb 12, 2018

In his 40 years in music, Cult guitarist and songwriting virtuoso Billy Duffy has played with the best - Morrissey, Jagger, Iggy et al. However, it was teaming up with Ian Astbury that launched The Cult into the rock stratosphere hall of fame. With Billy’s songwriting skills and guitar wizardry The Cult enjoyed a streak of huge hits such as ‘She Sells Sanctuary’ and ‘Rain’ before calling it quits in the mid-90s and regrouping in the new millennium.

 

Billy’s road to rock-stardom is interesting… growing up in Manchester in the seventies, Billy was friends with a teenage Steven Morrissey - who would go on to be that Morrissey. In fact, it was Billy who introduced Jonny Marr to Morrissey who went on to form The Smiths.

 

Find out about it all in this rock ‘n’ roll episode as Billy chats to Caroline Feraday and Claire Bullivant about throwing TVs out of hotel windows, having three hairstyles at once, writing hit songs and being one of the greatest living guitar heroes of the 20/21st century…

 

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Feb 5, 2018

You’ve heard of Jay-Z, Eminem and Tupac… well get ready to be amazed by Chris Turner – a middleclass, British white guy who is giving them all a run for their freestyle rapping money.
Chris made his mark when his debut comedy show Pretty Fly won the ‘Amused Moose People's Choice Award’ for Best Show at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014. Since then he’s been picking up awards and impressing audiences in all corners of the globe with his sharply written gags and blisteringly quick improvised raps. He’ll ask an audience for five words and will then proceed to blow their minds with an award worthy improvised rap. It’s genius.
In this episode Chris chats to Caroline Feraday and Claire Bullivant about studying at Oxford, his huge tongue, being told he’d only live to 25 and his new life in America. He also manages to incorporate the English language’s longest non-scientific word floccinaucinihilipilification into a rap too. Prepare to be thoroughly impressed…

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Jan 29, 2018

Chris Farrell is a well-known British Radio DJ who moved to California to make his dream come true. By creating his own website - ‘The Chris Farrell's Membership Site’ - he became one of the most respected and successful Internet marketers in the industry today. In just one 24-hour period he made over $1million in sales.

Chris also has a great podcast called Setbacks and Success. Each episode showcases the highs and the lows of today’s business leaders, entrepreneurs and people doing amazing things.

Wow, talk about passion. Listen as Chris describes what is exciting him right now in this inspiring episode with Caroline Feraday and Claire Bullivant. Hear about his entrepreneurial life with 4am starts, having Deadpool as a neighbour, his friends with private jets and why it’s important to make your bed every day.

 

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Jan 22, 2018

 

Alice Haig has appeared in countless magazines and strutted down runways across the world for some of the most famous fashion designers. But she’s now starring in a host of new movies and the Amazon Prime original TV series - Jean-Claude Van Johnson with Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Hailing from Australia, Alice graduated from the prestigious performing arts school – Sandringham College. However, being a stunning blond at six-foot-tall and playing basketball for her state, it wasn’t long before she was discovered as a model.

Several years were spent traveling the globe as an in demand top model until Alice moved to Los Angeles four years ago. In this episode she chats to Caroline Feraday and Claire Bullivant about model life, losing her Aussie accent, casting calls and doing awkward naked scenes where no one will look her in the eye.

 

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Jan 15, 2018

 

Imagine infiltrating the BNP (British National Party) to crack a news story or going undercover to bring down a celebrity drug ring. This is all in a day’s work for internationally acclaimed journalist Zoe Nauman.

Whether it’s breaking world exclusives on Olympic athletes caught in online extortion or dealing with the jilted mistress’ of famous footballers, Zoe, who has written for some of the most respected and high profile publications across the globe is often first to get the scoop on the news we all love to gossip about.

In this episode Zoe chats to Caroline Feraday and Claire Bullivant about some of her most nerve-wracking undercover assignments, tracking down Wayne Rooney’s lost hookers through the streets of Liverpool, using the skills she has learned as a journalist to help people who have businesses in the health and well-being industry and her new found passion for all things fitness and lifestyle...

 

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Jan 8, 2018

Our guest this week is the well known journalist and broadcaster Peter Bowes. He is seen and heard regularly on BBC television, radio and digital services breaking all the biggest news stories from the United States to the rest of the world.

As far as broadcast journalists go, Peter is at the top of his game. He has covered everything from the Michael Jackson trial for the BBC to the Lockerbie Pan Am bombing, the Hillsborough football disaster and the Cleveland Child Abuse scandals.

However, ever since training as a biologist in his youth, Peter has been fascinated by lifestyles and science-based regimes that promote healthy aging. His weekly podcast ‘Live Long and Master Aging’ (LLAMA) explores the science and stories behind human longevity. In it he chats to world-renowned scientists, future thinkers and biohackers, all of whom have a common goal of figuring out how to live longer and healthier. Basically when he’s not reporting on Trump or interviewing Cher, Desmond Tutu or Tom Cruise, he likes to talk a lot about food, fasting, fitness, the brain and good fortune.

In this episode Peter chats to Caroline Feraday and Claire Bullivant about being THE guy who breaks the news, what it’s like interviewing some of the most famous (and infamous) people on the planet and what it takes to live to a hundred years old.

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Jan 1, 2018

We’d like to thank YOU for being there for us in 2017. The very fact you’re reading this means you’ve helped us get off the ground in our first year of Brits in the Wood. Whether you’ve listened, shared or just interacted with us on social media - thank you! Thank you too to all of our wonderful guests who have been amazing. Their stories - each and every one of them - are so inspiring. In this episode we revisit some of those special stories – snippets from some of our most memorable guests including rock legend Billy Morrison, Smiley Smiley Carol Smillie, superstar soap actress Michelle Collins, former Radio 1 DJ Lisa I’Anson and movie star Lucy Davis to name just a few. We always seem to have a laugh on the show but it’s our guests’ stories of survival, overcoming adversity, perseverance and making their dreams come true that never get old. Lessons to take into the New Year. It’s been a pleasure spending this year with you. We wish you love, health and success in 2018. May all your dreams come true! Your resident Brits in the Wood, Caroline and Claire x

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Dec 25, 2017

It's the Brits in the Wood Christmas Special with Caroline Feraday and Claire Bullivant. We revisit some of our favourite moments on the show so far with guests such as Ross King, Leilani Dowding and Charlie Clapham. We also have a sing song with the one and only Chesney Hawkes, we discover how well Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley knows LA and Caroline gives Mr. C from the Shamen a run for his money singing Ebeneezer Goode…

Happy holidays everyone!

 

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Dec 18, 2017

Claire Fordham is an LA based British writer, producer, journalist and podcaster who has worked for the BBC, ITN, SKY News and written a popular weekly column for Britain's top selling newspaper The Sun. Her podcast ‘The Chat with Claire Fordham’ sees her interviewing interesting and inspiring people who she says: “you may not have heard of but should.”

Her acclaimed book ‘Plus One: A Year in the Life of a Hollywood Nobody,’ inspired the mockumentary ‘The Making of Plus One’ starring Jennifer Tilly, Geraldine Chaplin and John Sessions. It tells the semi-autobiographical story of her moving to LA to live with her celebrity sister - the acclaimed singer songwriter Julia Fordham. What follows is laugh-out-loud accounts of her frequently being her famous sister’s “Plus One” – the nameless guest invited to all the best events and parties in Hollywood where nothing is too surreal.

Claire’s latest book ‘Life Lessons for Mia Rose: An Irreverent Guide to Living and Loving Well’ was inspired by the birth of her granddaughter. With love and humour in equal measure, Claire shares her experiences on her own lessons learned.

In this episode Claire chats to Caroline Feraday and Claire Bullivant about life with a famous sibling, making it as a writer, the crazy side of Hollywood and the moment she met her celebrity crush George Clooney…

 

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Dec 11, 2017

Imagine spending over a quarter of a century locked up for a murder you didn’t commit. Imagine too you’re technically still only a child when you’re convicted – just 17-years-old – and the victim was your own mother.

This happened to our guest – the charismatic, handsome and inspiring Bruce Lisker. Three months shy of his eighteenth birthday Bruce was wrongly tried and convicted of murdering his own mother and forced to serve more than 26 years behind bars before evidence finally came to light proving his innocence. Evidence he had to work tirelessly and courageously compiling from his cell.

In 2009, Bruce was finally exonerated and walked out of prison into the modern world as an innocent man. He was then 44 years old and had so far spent every day of his adult life behind bars. He had to learn how to use a credit card, a cell phone, the internet…

In this fascinating interview, Bruce Lisker talks to Caroline Feraday and Claire Bullivant about life behind bars, exposing the lies and cover-ups by the LAPD and what it’s like joining an alien modern world for the first time as a fully grown man…

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Dec 4, 2017

 

Thanks to a series of hugely popular productions staged by our guest Kris Lythgoe (son of Nigel - the British American Idol producer), America has now fallen for panto’s thigh-slapping mix of slapstick humour and classic fairytales. But the version which is now packing theatres in the States is a Disneyfied update featuring chart topping pop songs performed by casts including Hollywood superstars and top Broadway names.

Like his famous dad, Kris Lythgoe has the magic touch for creating and producing award winning productions such as TV’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and ‘Who Are You.’  But his passion for introducing kids to the art of live theatre, is spreading across the US and this holiday season American families in San Diego, Pasadena, Laguna Beach and Houston will chiming in chorus “he’s behind you” and “oh no he didn’t” in true Brit style.   

Don’t miss this informative show with Kris Lythgoe as he chats to Caroline and Claire about swapping out panto’s traditional risqué humour for American audiences, growing up with his famous dad and how his brother quite possibly invented reality TV…

 

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Nov 27, 2017

You know Jeff Cohen as the 10 year old kid who played Chunk in Steven Speilberg’s 1985 blockbuster film The Goonies. It was a scene-stealing performance that should have sent him on the path to mega stardom. Instead Chunk became a hunk. He lost the weight, his voice started to change and the work dried up. “Puberty is the ultimate nemesis for a child actor – and puberty kicked me in the gut,” he says. “It felt like: ‘What am I going to do now? I’m going to be a has-been at 14 years old?’”

But Goonies never say die and in true Goonies style, Jeff still conquered Hollywood… but on the other side of the camera. He attended law school, worked hard and is now a leading entertainment lawyer representing the biggest names in film and TV at his own Beverly Hills based law firm, Cohen Gardner LLP.

He’s also a distinguished lecturer and active writer. His recent book – ‘The Dealmaker’s Ten Commandments’ provides a practical, no-nonsense methodology for negotiating deals, managing your time and handling crisis, all at the highest level.

Although developed in Hollywood, the real world tactics, strategies and guiding principles are vital for any business environment.

So what was it really like on the set of the Goonies? Does he still see the rest of the gang? What’s all this about Chunk for President? How do you conquer Hollywood? Grab a Baby Ruth and listen to Jeff spill his guts and tell Caroline and Claire EVERYTHING....

 

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Nov 20, 2017

 

She shot to fame playing Dawn Tinsley, the receptionist in the British version of ‘The Office’. But after switching Slough for the States, Lucy Davis is now rubbing shoulders with superstars AND superheroes in Hollywood. You’ll have seen her in a host of films and TV shows but perhaps the most exciting to date is this year’s blockbuster in which she stars along side Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman playing Wonder Woman’s best friend Etta Candy.

Having grown up amongst show biz gods - her father being British comedy mega star Jasper Carrott, Lucy is no stranger to fame. But life hasn’t been all plain sailing for our guest. She was diagnosed with kidney failure which resulted in her own mother donating her a kidney and she’s had a very public battle with anorexia and bulimia.  

In this show, Lucy chats to Caroline Feraday and Claire Bullivant about finally being 'at peace' with her body, gaining great comfort from the practice of Reconnective Healing and how her Grandmother is keeping an eye on her from the other side. She’s mega talented, really funny, spiritual, kind, inspirational and a survivor – oh and our new best friend (we’re hoping) – don’t miss this most candid and fun episode with the wonderful Lucy Davis…

 

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Nov 13, 2017

 

Our guest today is a pap - in fact he’s one of the most qualified and highest paid shooters in the business. He’s not only captured the world’s most famous stars in some of their most infamous moments - but his family also owns one of the biggest agencies (WENN) which sell the pics on to magazines and news networks across the world. No-one knows the paparazzi business OR the stars themselves like Owen Beiny.

He’ll hand out $10,000 every morning to LA’s maître d’s and parking valets for celeb sighting tips. Then thanks to his omnipresent cameras and beating LA traffic by travelling in the ‘pap lane’ (the other side of the road), Owen and his team are on the scene to capture celebs on camera - documenting their triumphs and tragedies, their breakups and meltdowns, and just about everything in between.

In this show, Owen chats to Caroline Feraday and Claire Bullivant about being thrown in jail after chasing Britney Spears, making Jennifer Anniston a promise, defending some of his more controversial shots and helping Madonna keep certain pics out of the public domain.

Don’t miss this fascinating interview with the Paparazzo maestro Owen Beiny and find out what it’s like being on the other side of the lens….

 

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Nov 6, 2017

Funny man Jay Davis is a comedy promoter / producer second to none who hosts the hottest comedy shows in LA. His legendary nights always attract the biggest names in comedy such as Jim Jefferies, Dane Cook, Dave Chappelle, Adam Devine, Chris D’elia, Bill Burr, Lisa Lampanelli and Jamie Kennedy to name but a few – and often in front of star studded Hollywood audiences.

A successful comic and actor in his own right, Jay has appeared on a host of TV favourites such as Boston Legal, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Comedy Central’s Tosh.O. But it was starring with Dane Cook in ‘Tourgasm’ a 30-day cross-country-tour-turned-reality-show on HBO which garnered him nationwide attention and led to performing to packed out stadiums across the country.

In this show, Jay chats to Caroline Feraday and Claire Bullivant about once having Jackass’ Johnny Knoxville as a roommate, giving Dane Cook his first 7 minutes on stage, finding the funny when you’re shackled to a bed and the secret tunnels under Sunset Boulevard. Don’t miss this fun and informative episode with the very funny and tenacious comedy king of LA – the vivacious Jay Davis...

 

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Oct 30, 2017

We certainly all loved him when he played Sanjay Kapoor in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders – a role he played for five years which turned him into a household name. However, Deepak Verma is also a very successful writer, television producer, film producer and entrepreneur. In fact, earlier this year he was awarded an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for his services to the arts in the Queen’s Honours List – a distinction which reflects his incredible talent and achievements to date.

For since EastEnders, Deepak has continued to act but he also launched his own successful film and television production company - Pukkanasha Films specialising in innovative and offbeat feature films by drawing on diverse cultural backgrounds - particularly Indian and Western. His film 'Mumbai Charlie', about a community in India who worship Charlie Chaplin, recently won an award at the Honolulu Film awards and they are currently producing a film version of 'Wuthering Heights' set in India.

In this show, Deepak chats to Caroline Feraday and Claire Bullivant about a life changing moment on his first day at university, the Queen’s taste in wallpaper and his PHD on Stanislavski’s acting techniques cocktailed with yoga methodology and chakra bridging. Don’t miss this fun and informative episode with the talented, charming and thought provoking Deepak Verma.

 

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Oct 23, 2017

The millennial world of social media is a hotbed of breaking new talent and we have three of the frontrunners on this week’s pod.
If you’re on social media – which let’s face it, who isn’t? – you’ll have probably seen Woody and Kleiny “Stick it in that old thing” and the gorgeous Brookelyn kissing strangers and stroking random men’s beards (much to their delight!). Our three guests today are social media superstars and their original comedic sketches, pranks and social experiments are enjoyed by millions across the globe.
It all started for entertainment duo - Woody and Kleiny when Simon Cowell called them “the new Ant-y and Dec-y” on Britain’s Got Talent. Since then the best buds have become online celebrities by performing impressive feats such as throwing hats on each other’s heads from insanely difficult angles and pulling hilarious pranks which are uploaded to the web for their millions of fans.
Stunning Scottish lass Brooke Lynette - known on social media as ‘Brookelyn’ - also regularly appears in Woody and Kleiny’s videos. But she also recently branched out alone with her own comedy antics and tongue in cheek parodies which have already amassed her over a billion video views. She’s a social media MEGASTAR - just don’t ever ask her to make you a cup of tea.
If you’ve ever wondered if you can make it big online, Woody, Kleiny and Brooklyn explain how it’s done in this fun filled episode.

Woody and Kleiny:
https://www.youtube.com/user/WoodyandKleiny
https://www.facebook.com/WoodyandKleiny
http://www.snapchat.com/WoodyandKleiny
https://twitter.com/WoodyandKleiny
http://www.woodyandkleiny.com
http://www.instagram.com/woodyandkleiny

Brookelyn:
https://www.instagram.com/missbrooke_lyn/
https://twitter.com/Brrrookelyn
https://www.facebook.com/missbrookelynette/
http://www.snapchat.com/Brrrrookelyn
http://www.youtube.com/brookelyn


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Oct 16, 2017

How does a kid from Hartlepool end up in America, flying the world's most expensive fighter jet F22 stealth aircraft? Daniel Robinson did exactly that - he was the first British pilot qualified to fly the supersonic jet which pilots refer to as 'almost like God.' Putting it simply… he went to Top Gun and being the only Brit - of course his call sign was Bond.

 

After the military he earned his MBA and moved to New York City to work in private wealth management. But a family tragedy called for our high-flyer to return to England and rescue his family business from bankruptcy. He turned the company around and became the UK’s SME businessman of the year in the process.

  

Dan Robinson’s story is an inspirational example of following your dreams and achieving greatness - even when it doesn't all go to plan. We feel the need, the need for speed with pilot, businessman and Jiu-Jitsu extraordinaire - the very eloquent, handsome and new Brit actor in the Wood, Dan Robinson. Don’t miss this adrenaline fuelled episode…

 

http://instagram.com/daniel.a.robinson

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004766019305

http://www.gusrobinson.com/foundation

https://twitter.com/GusRobinsonDev

Oct 9, 2017

What’s it like growing up as the daughter of genuine comedy royalty - and to forge your own career on the comedy circuit? Camilla Cleese should know - she’s the daughter of Monty Python and Fawlty Towers legend - John Cleese. She’s now based in Los Angeles, and a comedian, writer and actor in her own right - but spills the beans on which Python is her favourite (clue…it’s not her dad!), and which of his films he’s least proud of - and the pranks they play on each other. 

At 6ft 1in and stunningly beautiful, she certainly looks like she should be strutting down a Victoria Secret runway but she is in fact becoming a firm fixture on LA’s comedy circuit. In recent years she’s been working with and learning from her famous father - writing and performing in a number of tours and various other projects with him. They co-penned the musical stage adaptation of the film, 'A Fish Called Wanda’ and she worked as a writer on the very first ‘Just For Laughs International Comedy Gala’ at the Sydney Opera House. 

In this show, Camilla talks to Caroline Feraday and Claire Bullivant about following in her father’s famous comedy footsteps, the jokes she plays on him when they’re on the road and having a new child in the family… her stepmother. Please tune in to listen to the very funny, talented and utterly gorgeous Camilla Cleese….

 

http://camillacleese.com

https://www.facebook.com/camilla.cleese

https://www.facebook.com/camillacleesecomedy/

https://twitter.com/CamillaCleese

https://www.instagram.com/camillacleese/

http://www.nextstoplax.com

http://www.britsinthewood.com/listen

Oct 2, 2017

 

As if growing up being Kim Kardashian’s BFF isn’t cool enough – these days Nikki Lund is also a singer / songwriter, has styled some of the world’s biggest celebrities, is head of her own global fashion empire and is also a new mother. In the age of multi hyphenates – Nikki Lund is leading the pack.

An LA native, Nikki spent years honing her songwriting skills with Hollywood’s finest and has recently enjoyed a Billboard hit record and signed with Madonna’s label Maverick. However, the visionary fashion entrepreneur also serves as the driving force and designer behind global brands such as Eccentric Symphony, Nikki Lund, White Trash Beautiful and Nikki Rich - the latter which she launched with her then boyfriend and business partner, Bon Jovi lead guitarist Richie Sambora.

In this show, Nikki chats to Caroline Feraday and Claire Bullivant about her childhood bestie Kim Kardashian, her rock star ex Richie Sambora, her new single, her fashion empire and basically being the ultimate LA cool girl…

http://www.NikkiLund.com

http://www.britsinthewood.com/listen

https://www.instagram.com/nikkilundclothing/?hl=en

https://www.facebook.com/NikkiLundStyle/

https://www.facebook.com/1NikkiLund

https://twitter.com/nikkilundstyle

https://www.pinterest.com/NikkiLundStyle/

Sep 25, 2017

 

Lady Victoria Hervey is known for being a model, aristocrat, ‘It Girl’ and was the author of the popular party animal diary column 'Victoria's Secrets' in The Sunday Times, which gave readers an insight into the life of a London socialite.

Daughter of the 6th Marquess of Bristol, Lady Victoria led a privileged life, was seen at all the best events and notably modelled for Christian Dior, However, in a bid to escape her non-stop party lifestyle, Lady Victoria moved to LA in 2004. These days she is embracing a new direction in her career launching her own bikini line and as an author. Her first fiction novel ‘Lady in Waiting’ is semi-autobiographical – and follows the story of Lady Frederica Felton’s adventures from the hijinks of boarding school to the glamour of the Hollywood Hills.

Lady Victoria is no stranger to reality TV either, having already appeared on Love Island, The Farm, The Jump and Celebrity Big Brother. She’s also a contestant on a forthcoming ITV2 reality show this autumn - “Celebrity Showmance” - in which pairs of celebrities use social media to try to fool the public into believing they are an item.

Don’t miss this fun episode as Caroline Feraday and Claire Bullivant chat to Lady V about fame, fashion, friendships and freezing her eggs…

 

https://www.instagram.com/ladyvictoriahervey/

https://www.finch-books.com/sites/lady-victoria/wristband-diaries/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Victoria_Hervey

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=lady%20victoria%20hervey

https://www.finch-books.com/book/lady-in-waiting

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lady-Waiting-Victoria-Hervey/dp/1786518597

http://www.beachfinancialgroup.com

http://www.britsinthewood.com/listen

Sep 18, 2017

Actor Charlie Clapham said goodbye to Channel 4 teen soap Hollyoaks earlier this year, in emotional scenes which saw him shed real tears.

 

After four years playing lead character Freddie Roscoe, he left on a cliff-hanger and now Hollyoaks’ loss is Hollywood’s gain. Charlie swapped his home town of Leicester for Los Angeles, to fulfill his dreams of becoming a movie star.

 

He's already partied with Will Smith and Jim Carrey and ignored Russell Brand at the urinals, as he reveals to Brits In The Wood on this week's podcast.  He also explains to Caroline Feraday and Claire Bullivant his secret skill... how to perfectly pierce a nipple. Ouch. 

 

https://www.facebook.com/CharlieClaphamUK/

http://www.kazbahonline.com

https://twitter.com/charlieclapham

https://twitter.com/KazbahLeicester

https://www.instagram.com/charlieclapham91/

https://twitter.com/felixdewolfe

http://www.beachfinancialgroup.com

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Sep 11, 2017

 

In a city of sycophants, one man is calling us out for Keeping Up With The Kardashians and begging us to stop making stupid people famous. Plastic Jesus - dubbed the Banksy of LA - hit the international headlines when he built a wall around Donald Trump's Hollywood star of fame - but his work was familiar to many in the city before that... even if they didn't realise it. The British-born artist - who strongly guards his identity - is known for his renegade street art popping up all over the city. 

He specialises in bold stencil and installation work, inspired by world news events, society, the urban environment, culture and politics. His critically acclaimed work combines humour, irony, criticism and unique opinion to create art that engages on many levels. You may also remember his ‘No more heroes’ piece featuring disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong connected to an IV drip which caught the world’s attention and was featured by many media organisations including CNN, the BBC, The Daily Mail and Huffington post.

He says he’s not about revolution and he’s not an anarchist but he would like to see some changes around the place. In this pod episode Plastic Jesus suggests his work is more about shining a small light into some of those dark corners of society then standing back and watching reactions and opinions. He also talks to Caroline and Claire about going out to work at 4am, where he finds his inspiration and evading the LADP.

http://www.plasticjesus.net

http://www.plasticjesus.bigcartel.com

https://twitter.com/plasticjesusart

https://www.facebook.com/plasticjesusart

http://www.beachfinancialgroup.com

http://www.britsinthewood.com/listen

Sep 4, 2017

Elegant, worldly and alluring, Victoria Summer has been turning heads in Hollywood over the last few years with her timeless look and undeniable talent.  Victoria appeared as the iconic 'Julie Andrews' in Walt Disney's Saving Mr. Banks (2013) opposite Tom Hanks. Then shortly after, she won a supporting role in Paramount Pictures' Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) directed by Michael Bay. Last year she played the lead female role in Game of Aces (2016) opposite Chris Klein.

Victoria chats to Caroline and Claire about arriving in Hollywood in 2012 with nothing but two suitcases and a dream. She explains how it was belief, hard work and possibly chopping all her hair off that led to her becoming one of today’s Hollywood leading ladies.

Victoria Summer is Hollywood's next big thing, a future icon - you won't want to miss this episode...

 

http://www.victoriasummer.com

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2408572/

https://www.facebook.com/VictoriaSummerEntertainment

https://www.instagram.com/victoriasummer/

https://www.instagram.com/victoriasummer/

https://www.instagram.com/victoriasummer/

http://www.beachfinancialgroup.com

http://www.britsinthewood.com/listen

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