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Joanna and Hugh

Directing Joanna Lumley and Hugh Laurie on the same day was "interesting"

I was very lucky to have had the opportunity to meet and direct many "celebrities" in my time.

One day that particularly stands out was the day I was recording voices for some animations, and I got to direct Joanna Lumley in the morning, and Hugh Laurie in the afternoon.

Both were tremendously talented performers (they still are!) and lovely people, but were very different to work with.

The lesson
Don't judge the person's ability by their personality. Joanna was outgoing, gregarious and a real darling, Hugh was quiet, focused and slightly cold, and both gave absolutely perfect performances.

And just to let you know, my dad is doing fine after the surgery all those years ago.

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Neil Ben

Neil Ben is a Director, Coach and Trainer who works with Entrepreneurs, Sole Traders and SMEs, to help them use video to stand out from their competitors. He started his television career as an assistant producer in the BBC in the late 80s and has won many awards for both his broadcast and video productions including a BAFTA nomination and an FSB Award for Business Innovation.

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