How to gain momentum in your acting career

How to gain momentum in your acting career

There are two things many actors do with their acting dreams – one is consistently applying for roles and the other is nothing. I’ll share a short story with you on the nothing later. Consistently applying for roles is great action to take, however there’s still no guarantee that your acting career will pick up speed.…

How to be a phenomenal actor

How to be a phenomenal actor

In a saturated industry, where let’s face it, there will always be more actors than jobs, being average just won’t cut it and being bitter or resentful about the unfairness of the industry will only stall you. So what is an aspiring actor to do? I’ll talk you through how to be a phenomenal actor…

10 reasons you didn't land the role

10 reasons you didn’t land the role

You come out of the audition feeling GOOD; you prepared well, arrived early, was pleasant to everyone in the room and feel you gave it your best shot. You try and forget about the audition because you don’t want to get your hopes up (this has happened before), but there’s a little part of you secretly…

How to land roles without an agent

How to land roles without an agent

One question I am asked more than any other is ‘how can actors get more work?’. I want to share some practical tips to help you learn how to land roles without an agent (these tips are just as useful even if you have an agent). My tips are not about becoming famous, they are…

How to avoid predictable performances

How to avoid predictable performances

Predictable performances can be damaging to the career of aspiring actors, that’s not to say there aren’t actors who are regularly working who never give predictable performances, but assuming you’re wanting a career that is varied, offers challenges, inspires others and has longevity – knowing how to avoid predictable performances is going to help you hugely. The…

5 secrets of successful actors

5 secrets of successful actors

Many aspiring actors could be mistaken for thinking those actors working regularly in TV, film and theatre were handed their success on a plate. After all lots of these actors (on the surface) seem to come from no-where, yet appear in the industry as if by magic. Whilst each actors journey to “making it” is very…

How to impress casting directors

How to impress Casting Directors

It’s hard enough getting into the audition room, so when an actor does land a casting of course they want to know how to impress casting directors. Many actors go about this the wrong way and whilst they definitely leave an impression, it’s not necessarily the right one. There are many ways you can impress…

5 acting mistakes to avoid

5 acting mistakes to avoid

Whenever I speak to actors about what they struggle with, the main issue that crops up is knowing how to create an authentic character. Rather than focusing on the person they are to breathe life into, many actors focus on themselves; what they did wrong, whether they looked stupid, whether they got all the lines…

How to win the acting game

How to win the acting game

Getting a foot in the door seems to be getting more and more difficult as the number of people wanting to become actors rises year on year. Knowing how to win the acting game is something many aspiring actors struggle with for many reasons. It’s not as simple as applying for hundreds of castings week…