Ashley Jensen, actor
For this episode, Yasmin and Alison talk to the brilliant, funny and down-to-earth Scottish actor Ashley Jensen, known for her roles in Extras, Ugly Betty, Catastrophe – and star of the Waitrose 2021 Christmas ad! She chats about Heston’s mince pies and her taste for sprouts (with pancetta), and shares tales of growing up in Scotland in the 1970s, enjoying her grandmother’s mince and tatties and a range of classic crisps including Frazzles and Monster Munch. She describes her no-nonsense response to Hollywood glitz and glamour (and her rejection of the idea that actresses must ‘stay young’) and also expresses her admiration for footballer and campaigner Marcus Rashford and his work tackling child food poverty.
To watch Ashley in the Christmas advert, go to waitrose.com/Christmas.
To find out more about the show, go to waitrose.com/podcast.
Host: Yasmin Khan
Co-host: Alison Oakervee
Producers: Sera Berksoy
Executive Producer: Nikki Duffy
Editor: Nathan Copelin
A John Brown production for Waitrose & Partners
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