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Watch With Jen - S2: E47 - Charles Laughton in the '30s with James Urbaniak

As I recently discovered, one of the best things about having an actor on the podcast is that not only do they bring a valuable and unique perspective to these discussions about film and craft but they also have the ability to do all of the voices we're talking about! (And this particular guest is especially gifted in that department.)

A very talented, versatile, and witty performer with more than 150 credit listings on IMDb, as an actor, James Urbaniak has brought to life Dr. Venture on Adult Swim's The Venture Brothers, the scene-stealing Arthur (who was my favorite character) on Hulu's Difficult People, and Grant on Comedy Central's Review. Additionally, he's also a podcaster in his own right and the creator of the scripted shows Getting On With James Urbaniak, A Night Called Tomorrow, and the upcoming I Will Never Lie to You

Joining me to discuss one of his all-time acting heroes and favorite periods of filmmaking in the form of Charles Laughton in the 1930s, in this lively and often laugh-out-loud funny episode, you'll hear us take a closer look at The Private Life of Henry VIII, The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934), Ruggles of Red Gap, Les Miserables (1935), Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939). 

Referenced & Related:

James Urbaniak on Twitter, Cameo, & IMDb 

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Books: Fay Wray & Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir by Victoria Riskin (also featured in my Twitter thread here), Acting: The First Six Lessons by Richard Boleslavsky & Rhonda Blair, & Charles Laughton: A Difficult Actor by Simon Callow.

For Further Listening: Pacino in the '70s with S.A. Cosby 

Theme Music: Solo Acoustic Guitar by Jason Shaw, Free Music Archive

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