31 August 2023

“For a long time I didn’t know my shadow…”

Reggie Yates, Director, documentary-maker and presenter

It’s remarkable to think that Reggie Yates is only 39 years old. In a career spanning more than three decades, Reggie has been a presenter, actor, radio host, screenwriter, director, and documentary filmmaker — but also a sort of spiritual older brother to the nation; a friendly, dependable, permanent resident on our screens.

In a wonderfully open conversation, Reggie talks to us about: the prospect of turning 40; how, for many years, he had trouble recognising his own value; how we can all start to work out what we want to do with our lives; how he gets interview guests and documentary subjects to confide in him; why he gives a copy of Rick Rubin’s new book to pretty much all his friends; and his dreams and hopes for fatherhood.

Reggie Yates partners with Barbour International for the new Spring Summer 23 Tourer collection campaign, available to purchase on www.barbourinternational.com.

The Gentleman’s Journal Podcast is sponsored by Luca Faloni.

This episode has been recorded at Mark's Club,read by Joseph Bullmore and produced by Martin Lumsden.

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