THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED
Throughout our history, Belstaff has had a deep connection with those who have gone off the beaten path - Che Guevara, Amelia Earhart and T.E. Lawrence to name a few.
Today, in a world of data, algorithms and with pressure to conform, how do you define a life less ordinary?
In this original podcast series, we explore and celebrate the characters that take the unfamiliar roads in life - challenging both who they were ‘meant to be’ and the wider status quo.
Listen with Reggie, no stranger to hard work and going his own way, as he sets out on a mission to truly understand what the road less travelled means in the modern world - in conversation with the creators whose work, attitudes and lives inspire us.
Our first series features: Stanley Tucci, Raleigh Ritchie, Naomie Harris, Andrew Scott and Emma Mackey.
In this episode, actor, writer and director Stanley Tucci discusses his creative path from working-class New York, to a shy radio-voice on Frasier, before playing an Oscar-nominated role in the critically acclaimed Spotlight.
Stanley’s life, the characters he has portrayed and the stories he has told, have become reflections of his own remarkable journey - he regards this as a paramount part of his creative process.
In this episode we meet actor and musician Jacob Anderson AKA Raleigh Ritchie. Raleigh left his family in Bristol to live in a hostel in London - where he auditioned all day, recorded his next album at night and eventually landed the monumental role of ‘Grey Worm’ in Game of Thrones propelling his career into the Hollywood stratosphere.
Raleigh’s personal struggles with identity, new-found fame and his mixed heritage give him a unique view on the world - one that fuels his desire to be authentic - in his performances, music and life.
In this episode we meet Naomie Harris, multi-award winning actress and the star of Oscar winning film, Moonlight. Naomie discusses her community drama school in North London, being an outlier at Cambridge University, and how stepping out of her culture and standing apart - eventually led to her cinematic success.
Naomie’s devotion to playing powerful female characters, from Eve Moneypenny to Winnie Mandela, are re-defining the scripts of history and giving humanity, complexity and personality to icons of popular culture.
In this episode we meet Andrew Scott, who discusses coming out in Catholic Ireland, forgiving the church and how his latest role in the highly acclaimed series Fleabag will potentially alter Britain’s perception of priests today.
Andrew’s deep love for human nature, whether it’s playfulness, insecurities or a desire for success - have been truly influential on his life as an actor, as a friend and as Britain’s most infamous characters in Spectre and Sherlock.
In this episode we meet Emma Mackey, actress and star of Netflix series Sex Education. Emma discusses growing up in rural France, trying to fit in at school, and what it’s really like to shoot a sex scene.
Emma’s own character, and the character that she’s risen to fame playing, all embody a sense of individuality. A feature she feels is desired by all of modern society.