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23rd February 2023

Tim Plester

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The Lannisters send their regards this week as we catch Game of Thrones and After Life actor, Tim Plester, for a right royal chinwag.

All-round stellar chap (off-screen anyway), Tim is best known for selling drugs to Ricky Gervais in Netflix’s After Life and slitting Cat Stark’s throat in Game of Thrones.

But alongside his film and TV exploits, Tim has made documentaries capturing the weird-and-enduring folk customs of our Sceptred Isle, won the National Student Playwright of the Year Award, and featured in over 70 adverts. Yes, that’s right, he was once one of the 118-118 runners.

Tim doesn’t sell Giles any drugs but does talk to us on stealing comic books, Nativity plays, having an interesting face, ads bleeding into culture, Nobby’s (and Rowan’s) nuts, writing versus acting, getting the role in After Life, dipping his toe into ad land, his Morris dancing journey, why the Red Wedding stunk, and tons more.

Here's Tim’s website

Follow him on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram

Check out Way of the Morris and The Ballad of Shirley Collins

Southern Journey [Revisited] is on Now TV

Backyard Village is on Apple TV and Amazon

Love Me Till Monday is on Amazon and iTunes

And finally, The Bastard Son & The Devil Himself and Shadow & Bone are on Netflix

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(02:28) - Quick fire questions

(05:00) - Stealing comic books and his first ever job

(11:57) - Getting an agent and having an interesting face

(14:58) - Writing vs acting

(19:43) - Acting in ads (118-118, AIB bank, Nobby’s Nuts)

(27:50) - Getting the role in After Life (after not getting the role in The Office)

(40:45) - Dipping his toe into ad land

(45:31) - Being a Morris dancing convert

(58:28) - Advice for copywriters

(01:03:35) - Game of Thrones and The Red Wedding

(01:14:39) - 4 pertinent posers

Guest's Reading List

Herzog on Herzog

Werner Herzog

A Guide for The Perplexed

Werner Herzog

Pilgrim At Tinker Creek

Annie Dillard

The Book of Trespass

Nick Hayes

The Trespasser’s Companion

Nick Hayes

Other Guest Links

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