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…

Lee Strasberg quote

Are you holding back?

Are you giving your imagination the best chance? Lee Strasberg, the man who developed “The Method” which is used by MILLIONS of actors around the world once said and I couldn’t agree more. YES SO…. You see, our mind plays a huge part in our acting whatever stage we’re at. AND? Well, have you ever…

Are you about to quit?

Are you about to quit?

Are you about to quit your acting dreams? Thomas Edison once said “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time” and he is spot on. BUT WHAT HOLDS US BACK? The one thing that holds everyone and I mean EVERYONE back in life…

Is The Method ruling Hollywood?

Five interesting facts you may not know about Method Acting in Hollywood. The art of Method Acting has long been the favourite technique of Hollywood actors honing their craft. Household names such as BRANDO, DE NIRO, HOFFMAN, JOLIE and STREEP all have one thing in common. Having learnt this prestigious technique from method practitioner himself,…

Boardwalk Empire Star Boosts Acting School

A NEW acting school was launched in Sheffield with a sprinkling of Hollywood stardust as Boardwalk Empire star Stephen Graham stopped by to show his support. StandBy, run by Sheffield-based actress Louise O’Leary, is offering group and one-to-one tuition in method acting. The star of This Is England, who is currently earning plaudits as 1920s…