5 career killers to avoid

5 career killers to avoid

An acting career isn’t made over night. It can take years upon years of graft, fine tuning your skills and leveling up to get that “overnight success” you want, yet it can take only one seemingly small *thing* to derail your acting career for good and find yourself permanently stuck, heading for a lifetime of jobs…

How to connect to the character

When to quit your acting dreams

When to quit your acting dreams is one of the biggest worries for most actors, ignited by the fear of not being able to pay the bills, not being good enough, of wasting your time, of listening to the opinions of others, from countless rejections to seeing your friends settling down and buying nice houses and…

Budgeting on an actors income

Budgeting on an actors income

In 2014 the average annual UK income was £27,000. Can you honestly say as an actor that you earn £27,000 per year, each year from acting alone? Of course not! If figures are still true, at any one time, 97% of actors are unemployed. If we go on the national minimum wage (£7.20 in the…

Why most aspiring actors never make it

Why most aspiring actors never make it

I was recently speaking with some actors about why they thought most aspiring actors don’t achieve their dreams. These actors agreed that finding work was the big issue. Whilst I absolutely agree that finding and sustaining work to pays the bills can be very difficult, it goes a little deeper as to why most aspiring actors never…

Stopping self-sabotage stopping your career

Stopping self-sabotage stopping your career

Stopping self-sabotage stopping your career is so important if you are to live a happy & fulfilling life and not end up doing something that doesn’t make you feel alive, worthy and happy. Self-sabotage has only really been openly spoken about recently but is something that many actors have been doing for as long as there have been…

3 monstrous audition mistakes

3 monstrous audition mistakes

Auditions deserve a 3 year course dedicated just to them, they can be scary no matter where you are on your acting journey. The main thing that worries actors and can sometimes get a firm grip and choke the creativity out of them is FEAR, fear of the unknown. Every casting is unique and it’s definitely…