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…

The 1 thing that destroys performances

The 1 thing that destroys performances

Lee Strasberg – the man who continued the work Stanislavski initially laid out for actors – and became known to many as “the method man”, discovered the 1 thing that destroys performances has nothing to do with talent. As I have been coaching actors for almost 7 years, I have witnessed the 1 thing that destroys…

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How to stand out from the competition

It’s a well known fact that the acting  industry has more actors than jobs and we all know it takes a lot of hard work and perseverance to accomplish our acting goals. None of this is made any easier by the influx of wannabee stars infiltrating the industry, having seen the “overnight success” reality TV and the…