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Take 58: Backstage

There is a theatre saying: “The show must go on”. It means that no matter what happens, come hell or high water, finishing the show as best you can is of utmost importance. And every actor believes this passionately. We aren’t told to believe it. We’re not even taught it. […]

Take 57: Happiness

You know what? I’ve been feeling a bit down in the dumps recently. Things are stressful with my family and my work life is uncomfortably quiet right now. Michael J. Fox said a very smart thing: “My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to […]

Take 56: With Abbey on Set

Now, I don’t want you to assume from this video that an actor’s life is super easy. We get picked up at 5 am and we wait around most of the day (and there isn’t always a table tennis table to keep us amused).  We freeze for hours in winter […]

Take 55: Shooting in Slovakia

I have to admit, when I heard that I would be away for 3 full weeks, I was a little bit worried. I really thought I’d be racing to get home again. I’d be away from my friends, my neighbourhood, my routine. I’d miss home. And, okay, I sort of […]

Take 54: After Life

I know, I know… Death is everyone’s least favourite topic. Understandably so. It would kill the mood at any party. (I assume. I’ve never tried.) I watched a fascinating TED talk by Michelle Knox called “Talk about your death while you’re still healthy“. She calls death “the one life event […]

Take 53: It’s Our Birthday!

Lights Camera English is one year old today! Time flies when you’re having fun. And this year has flown. It seems like only yesterday that Lenka and I were sitting in her kitchen (no surprise there) dreaming of how we could blend her excellent linguistic and teaching skills, with my […]

Take 52: Walk in the Woods

It’s amazing what a little bit of time in nature can do for you. Lenka and I decided to go away for a long weekend. To get out of Prague and to give our minds a break from normal life. Neither of us is complaining, though, we love our lives. […]

Take 51: Furniture Hunt

A little while ago, I decided that the furniture in my flat was too big. I have a very small flat and my furniture had been bought for a much bigger one. Everything felt a little bit squashed. The main problems were the bright red sofa bed and the dining […]

Take 50: Public Transport

London is simply wonderful. There are a million things to see, do, and experience. It’s packed with culture, art, history, theatre, shops, museums, and people from all corners of the globe. There’s an energy to London you don’t find anywhere else. It’s the place everyone goes to when they go […]

Take 49: English Breakfast

To answer a question I’m frequently asked: no… we don’t eat English breakfast every day. Or even every weekend. But nothing beats a hangover like a good old fry up! All that saturated fat! One thing you’ll likely hear during the making of an English Breakfast is “How do you […]