Welcome to The Irrelevant Actor, the podcast where we discuss the pressures and strains of breaking into an ever-growing, ever-changing, ever-demanding industry, and how we might, maybe, one day, become relevant.


The Irrelevant Actor is a developing platform which strives to forge educational and networking opportunities for every kind of actor, be it through inclusive conversation, live events, or the production of arts-related work and jobs.


Every week, join Amy and an array of inspiring creatives, as they share their advice, solidarity and stories with those pursuing a career in the arts.


Funny and charming, The Irrelevant Actor takes a no-nonsense look at starting out in the industry, offering practical guidance, and laying bare the realities of day-to-day life as a jobbing actor.

Because no matter your position, background or experience, you are just as relevant as any other actor.


Your host

Amy Worthington was already a long-time self-confessed podcast addict when the idea for The Irrelevant Actor occurred to her, during one of the many conversations with her friends about the acting industry, the intense lifestyle of a working actor, and the financial, emotional and physical struggles of getting that Big Break.


Series 1 launched less than a month after its conception, and the show has since drawn great numbers of fascinating, insightful creatives, as well as been featured in a number of high-profile national publications.


What are your unique insights on becoming—and staying—relevant in the acting industry? If you’ve got a great idea for an episode which could benefit a wide variety of our listeners, why not get in touch? You can contact Amy directly at theirrelevantactor@gmail.com, or fill out our quick and easy form.

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Patreon producers

Our Patreon producers are vital in supporting The Irrelevant Actor as we deliver excellent and original content week after week.


The Irrelevant Actor wouldn’t be what it is without the amazing feedback and contributions from our Patreon p

Producers and supporters. That’s why they enjoy mentorship, access to uncut episodes, special involvement in production, and loads more exclusive benefits.


If you’re interested in becoming a Patreon yourself, there are six tiers of membership, so you’re sure to find a level that’s right for you—and with lots of extra bonuses, of course!


Harry Ayer

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Harry is an aspiring actor from Manchester, and a proud member of the NYT. In 2020 he set up his own theatre company, Our Kid Theatre (@ourkidtheatre). We can’t thank him enough for his support.


Kathleen Price

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Kathleen works in theatre and comedy. She is the producer of cabaret-style scratch night Kiss My Scratch (@kissmyscratch), and the engagement producer at Funny Women (@funnywomen). She’s even been a guest on the podcast! We love her.

The  Irrelevant Actor is also supported by Nadja Mathern, Joseph Bennett and Francesca Dell.