An Irishman Abroad

Ronan Raftery: Episode 279

January 19, 2019

With roles on screen in Fantastic Beasts, Mortal Engines and Moone Boy, and on stage in the National’s production of The Silver Tassie, Ronan Raftery is a star on the rise.  This week he joins Jarlath for a conversation about the sad, funny and terrifying moments from his life story so far.

With hilarious detail, Ronan explains his dislike for the drama school (24:00), how he once starved himself for 36 hours in preparation for just one scene (Patreon extended cut only) and what it’s like working a 12 hour day with Peter Jackson to film just 4 seconds of magic (57:00).

From competing to be the worst alter boy in school (13:00) to the ridiculously challenging role of his character in The Rook (53:00), being 33 in an industry that is obsessed with youth (67:00), a hilarious story involving Ronan Keating and some tea bags (1:11:00) and much more, this is a thoroughly enjoyable chat with a true gent of the entertainment industry.

For an extended cut of this episode, for bonus material, the Irishman Abroad badge and much more visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad

To access the entire archive of episodes in the series, download the Irishman Abroad android and iPhone apps for free in the app stores today (links below).

https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/irishman-abroad-by-jarlath/id1101165812?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=irishman.jarlath.com.anirishmanabroad&hl=en

The Irishman Abroad podcast is crowd funded and is only made possible by the listeners’ generosity. We sincerely appreciate your continued support. Donate the gift of £20 today via PayPal (jarlo11@yahoo.com) and by way of thanks, we will send you a beautiful Irishman Abroad bag wherever you are in the world.

An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com. Get updates on future episodes and live shows by following @jarlath on Twitter, visiting www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.