Actors: What is your strategy to make it?

When I’m (insert age) I’m going to have won a best actor Oscar and I’m going to be a well respected, in demand actor who everyone who’s anyone wants to work with. I’m going to live in Hollywood, I’ll attend all the red carpet premieres and there’ll be article after article written about me and what an…

ACTORS: How are you getting in the zone?

Getting in the zone is one of those phrases regularly thrown around by actors – “I was sooooo in the zone”, “I just need to get in the zone”.   WHAT IS THIS ZONE AND WHERE IS IT? Don’t worry you don’t need to buy a ridiculously expensive plane ticket to get to it and…

Characters: Do you over think them?

“But that’s really obvious, I made it so much harder for myself.” is one of the most common phrases I hear from actors along with “Louise I’m playing this character, who is she/he?” I regularly get actors book 1:1 private tuition with me because they’ve 1. landed a role and have got in a pickle 2. have a casting but can’t make up their mind on the character or 3. Just need a fresh pair of eyes to help find clarity WHEN…

Are you an X-Factor actor or The Voice actor?

Not Sure? Read on… I’ve been watching The Voice and I’m addicted to it. I love new judge Rita; she’s doing a great job and I love the camaraderie between all four judges. They’re game for a good laugh, which appeals to me BUT they also know their stuff. X-FACTOR It’s entertaining and I appreciate…

I want Bradley Cooper’s success

It’s Fridaaaay! Yipeeee. I am VERY excited for the weekend; I’m having my 4 year old niece sleeping over and we’re having a Frozen weekend. She’s obviously Queen Elsa and I’m Princess Anna. We have our dresses at the ready and are going to visit castles like real Princess’ and see some horses to find…

Why Karl Pilkington isn’t an idiot.

THE KARL PILKINGTON METHOD How has your week been? Productive? Have you found anymore castings? Landed any roles? Or just took time out to practise your craft? This week I have been coaching my lovely actors in the studios and the theme that has run through each class is “WHO AM I?” BIG QUESTION HEY?…

A look back over 2014

Wowsers, it’s Xmas eve already! Hasn’t 2014 flown by? And what a great year it has been… JOIN ME IN REMINISCING This year has been one of the most exciting at StandBy Method Acting Studio, the year began on an all time high after finishing a sell out run of The Grinch and growing again with…

I want to act but I’m staying in my day job!

Many of us dream of becoming an actor… and yet many of us never pursue our dream. Or we do for a while then give up. We give up for TONS of reasons, any of these sound familiar? I’m not getting anywhere, the auditions have dried up,it’s a waste of time trying, there’s no guarantee, I’ve got to…