166 Daniel MacPherson (Australian actor) - Original Recast from 2016
Every now and then I have a podcast guest on my show where the conversation just flows and this Los Angeles podcast with hardworking, talented & award-winning Australian actor, Dan MacPherson is one of those.
Born in beachside suburb of Cronulla, just south of Sydney CBD, Dan MacPherson was originally spotted by his agent whilst at a triathlon in southern Sydney and was soon placed in a role on long-running Australia soapie, Neighbours.
Since that time he’s gone on to a number of different acting and presenting roles in Australia, the United Kingdom and America including the musical theatre in London, British police drama series ‘The Bill’ (which I grew up watching in my parent’s household) and most recently ‘The Shannara Chronicles’, a brand new MTV TV series based on the best-selling fantasy novels by Terry Brooks.
In today’s podcast, we enjoy vast and fascinating, ranging chats at length about the significance of Australia Day or “Invasion Day” as it’s known by some people, the beauties of life in Los Angeles and California, what ANZAC Day means to both Dan and myself as the grandsons of ANZACs who fought in the 2nd World War (ANZAC Day is also his birthday), Australia’s need to evolve as a country and a culture to make it a place that’s welcome for people of all backgrounds, nationalities, cultures & gender/sexual identities, career discipline, the hunger for personal & professional growth and what it takes to take a leap of faith to start from scratch in another country in what has already been a highly successful acting career and the excitement of working on MTV’s 'The Shannara Chronicles’.
This is an absolute cracker of a podcast & no doubt one of the most candid chats you’ll hear from Dan MacPherson.
Let’s get into it!