It has been announced today that the new series of in depth interviews has been launched to help raise money for Acting For Others.

Conversations with…Mark Curry is a brand new series of interviews with a variety of guests from the performing arts and entertainment industry, with the first two conversations with Bonnie Langford and Debbie McGee are available now via Acting for Others YouTube channel.

During the series, the actor, presenter and broadcaster speaks to a mixture of guests  including performers, presenters, and directors. Each conversation will take place via zoom and offers an in-depth insight into the guest’s careers and lives as well as finding out their thoughts and tips on getting through lockdown. 

Upcoming conversations include Cheryl Baker, Beverley Callard, Peter Duncan and Janet Ellis, Yvette Fielding, Rula Lenska, Susan Penhaligon, Jenny Seagrove, Petra Siniawski and Finty Williams, with further guests to be announced. While the interviews will be free to watch, viewers will be able to donate in support of the charity.

Talking about the news, Mark Curry said: “We are all in a very uncertain and worrying time, many colleagues in the performing arts are struggling with no idea when they will be able to work again. We have some amazing guests lined up, and I really hope our viewers enjoy these conversations, and that those who are able to, consider donating to Acting for Others, a wonderful charity that offers both emotional and financial help to theatre workers in need – and which, with the current crisis, need our support more than ever.”

The schedule for the interviews is as follows:

Available now:   In conversation with Debbie McGee about training as a classical ballet dancer, her life with Paul Daniels and her experience on Strictly Come Dancing.

Available now:   In conversation with Bonnie Langford about being a child star, her time on EastEnders and her Dancing on Ice experience.

28 May:   In conversation with Cheryl Baker about all things Eurovision.

4 June:   In conversation with both Peter Duncan and Janet Ellis, reminiscing about their days presenting Blue Peter together in the 1980s.

11 June: In conversation with Finty Williams about her acting career and following in the footsteps of her famous parents, Dame Judi Dench and Michael Williams.  

18 June:  In conversation with Beverley Callard who plays, Liz McDonald in Coronation Street about her life on and off the screen.

25 June: In conversation with Petra Siniawski, Associate Director on the West End production of Wicked, about being behind the scenes of the smash-hit musical.

2 July: In conversation with another Corrie favourite, Rula Lenska about her role on the show.

9 July:  In conversation with Yvette Fielding about her presenting career and ghost hunting.

16 July:   In conversation with Susan Penhaligon talks about being a 70’s fresh, young star and how she’s kept her career continuing successfully. 

23 July:                 In conversation with Jenny Seagrove about balancing her career alongside her passion for Mane Chance, a horse sanctuary she founded.