Top 3 tips for networking

Networking ah good old networking. It is essential if you are to build up your contacts and build up relationships with those who have the power to cast you, but it’s also one of those things that, if you’re like me, you don’t like and to be quite honest aren’t very good at. I wish someone had…

Why most actors fail

Your weekly method acting blog To keep you at the top of your game Acting is possibly THE most saturated profession in the world.  I always tell the actors I train it is a difficult industry but it is POSSIBLE. It IS possible. I don’t need to tell you that you need to be on…

Can you REALLY make a living out of acting?

Your weekly method acting blog To keep you at the top of your game Acting is not a proper job! There’s no guarantee! There’s too much competition!I bet you can add some more “truthful statements” you’ve heard about acting too. Every week you will hear me say it is a difficult industry, and it is, but…

The best kept secret for dealing with nerves

The best kept secrets for dealing with nerves

Sweaty palms, a racing heart, continuous urges to go to the toilet, dry mouth, the shivers, dizziness, a rash, forgetting lines, tension, anticipating a bad performance…   The good old common symptoms of nerves… maybe yours are different. Nerves, whatever form they come in can block performances by freezing you mentally, physically and emotionally. They stop you…

What to do when you don’t land the role

Your weekly method acting blog To keep you at the top of your game Have you ever had your heart set on a role? Did you go to the audition super hyped because you knew this was the one? Me too. I love that feeling, of course there are a few nerves to deal with…

3 tips to land the right agent

Your weekly method acting blog To keep you at the top of your game So you’re like most actors who start out, you have to do the slog on your own – that means many hours of hard work to do your best in making a ripple on this industry. No matter how small that ripple…

My evening with Al Pacino

Your weekly method acting blog To keep you at the top of your game Saturday evening was a game changer for me, not only as an acting coach but an actress. I want to share with you the level of inspiration I felt and the knowledge I learnt from one of the world’s greatest method actors –…

Top 5 tips to become a better actor

Your weekly method acting blog To keep you at the top of your game Many young actors who have that dream of becoming an actor usually enter the industry with high hopes; that they’ll be the one that breaks the mold and finds instant fame and fortune after their first meeting with a casting director/producer. Those…

Acting advice from Angelina Jolie

You’ve heard of Angelina Jolie right? I don’t need to reel off a bunch of films she’s been in for you to know who she is. Angelina Jolie is a method actress – and a VERY talented one at that. Her Mother trained with Lee Strasberg himself at The Actors Studio, so she was in…