Now – as you probably know, as well as the usual platforms (this site, soundcloud, iTunes/Apple) you can now get to Sweetman Podcast on Spotify – follow it there and have it saved in your Spotify library.
Here I had a conversation with Peter Rowley.
I grew up with his work on the television First with McPhail and Gadsby and then with Billy T. James. Of course he was in movies as well, including the voice of ‘Dog’ in the Footrot Flats film. Add all that together and Rowley was a big part of my life growing up.
I’d first reached out to him for the podcast a couple of years ago, we missed each other by a few weeks when I was visiting the South Island that time, but most recently I had a few days in Christchurch and I reached out again and we connected. This was my first time meeting him. Turned up at his house just to record this conversation.
We talked through his life and career – from theatre acting aspirations to A Week Of It and the McPhail and Gadsby show and then meeting Billy T. We talked a lot about their writing partnership and some of the most famous skits and gags.
We also talked about some of his film roles in and around this best-known TV work.
We touched on some of Peter’s interest outside of acting and of course, given he’s best known as a comic actor, he tried on various voices and impersonations throughout our chat.
I hope you enjoy this. I sure did.
This is episode 235 of Sweetman Podcast – my conversation with Peter Rowley.