On Life and ‘Death’ with Julian Richings

ACTRA Spotlight Podcast

Our ACTRA Spotlight podcast continues with host David Gale and a great conversation with one of the most recognizable faces in Canada, Julian Richings.

Julian Richings and David Gale

Julian has had an incredibly successful and diverse career, with a particular focus on the horror and fantasy genres, being very well-known for playing ‘Death’ on Supernatural. In this episode of ACTRA Spotlight he not only talks about this role, but also other interesting films and TV shows from his career, including Doom Patrol, Patriot, Kingdom Hospital, The Time Shifters, John Woo’s Once a Thief and more.

Hear as Julian discusses his early family life in Oxford, England, his start in theatre and what led him to settle in Toronto. David and Julian chat about memorable roles, including what may be Julian’s favourite of all time, in Bruce McDonald’s legendary Hard Core Logo (described as This is Spinal Tap‘s “nasty little cousin”), and working with Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro on Mimic. And Julian takes us behind the scenes as a performer, talking about self-taping for auditions and his valuable relationships with fans of Supernatural.

This episode is one of the best ones yet – don’t miss it. You can listen to and subscribe to ACTRA Spotlight now on iTunes, Google Play, SpotifyStitcher or TuneIn. Please subscribe, rate us and recommend us to your friends and colleagues!