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Improve your acting in 3 easy steps

What’s the shortcut? Once you’re a student of acting, you’re a student for life according to award winning actor Dustin Hoffman. And according to another award winning actor – Jack Nicholson, “the minute you stop learning you’re dead”, so why are there so many aspiring actors who want to take those tempting short cuts  (the bare…

How to get into character

How to get into character

  Method actors have this amazing ability to not only get into character, but live through the character and bring a depth that is unsurpassable. What I love about Method Actors is that they don’t appear to be acting, they appear to be living; they know how to get into character so well that you…

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One trick method actors use

Whenever we hear of Method actors immersing into their characters, it’s always the crazy stuff the media latch onto – actor A “went Method” and lost 440 pounds in a day to “become” the role, or actor B divorced his wife so he could experience the grief of a break up, leaving his spouse and newborn…

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How to succeed with self-tape auditions

Self-tapes are a blessing yet they come with their own set of problems for actors, mainly technical and over-analysing performances (which can be self-tape killers). Self-tapes are the next step after seeing your headshot, so it’s crucial that you get it right, as everything you do is a reflection of yourself and your brand.   Having…

When to quit your day job

When to quit your day job

Knowing when and if you should quit your day job is one of many things that runs through the minds of actors. As I was training some actors this weekend the question around quitting the day job cropped up. I realised that not only would this actor be worrying, but loads more of you would be too.…

How to build a sterling reputatiom

How to build a sterling reputation

There are two things that are crucial to your success which will determine how far your career will go. The first thing is talent. Presuming you have or are training and have talent, the second is just as important and compliments this. I should throw in at this point that the value of training is so much more…