Should you work for free?

Should you work for free?

Working for free is a subject that causes a lot of debate within the acting industry. I see it talked about in lots of acting groups and I speak about it with my own acting students regularly. The thing is, many actors want to build up their credits and profile but that can be difficult when…

How to land a London agent

How to land a London agent

Landing a London agent is one of the main goals for many actors – one they know will have great contacts, put them up for the right auditions, nurture their careers and fight their corner. What a great goal to have! So why is it so many of you struggle to land a London agent? The…

How to create a role

How to create a role

I see lots of actors attempt to create a role that is truthful, unique and has their stamp on it but when I ask them what they did, they will say I read the script a couple of times, watched YouTube to see how it was done and learnt my lines. Whenever I hear the words…

Why you need to forget about acting

What? Your an aspiring actor and I’m telling you to forget about acting? Yes, you read that right. Today’s blog is inspired by my days at drama school when all I ever spoke about (to anyone who’d listen) was acting. My friends were the same, we lived and breathed acting and we never ran out…

Running a career outside of London

YOUR WEEKLY ACTING BLOG To keep you at the top of your game I was asked to guest write for Surviving Actor’s blog series “Running a career outside of London” ahead of their Manchester event (Sat 10th Oct). I was given three questions to answer honestly, for those actors who live outside the big smoke…

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7 ways actors can fail QUICKLY!

Let’s face it we all start out with good intentions in the acting industry. We’re going to start at the bottom, work hard and climb the ladder to acting success… There are lots of things you could be doing to climb quicker, maybe you’re not doing them because you’re getting too bogged down with your day job…

method acting myths uncovered

Method Acting Myths UNCOVERED!

What is method acting? **Immersing yourself in the character so you become the character **Doing what your character would do e.g getting shot if my character gets shot so I know what it feels like **Losing 500 lbs for a role **Gaining 500 lbs for a role **Staying in character all the time and living…

How to be an outstanding actor

How to be an outstanding actor

Week in week out you’ll hear me say that the acting industry is one of the toughest in the world – mainly because it’s saturated; there isn’t enough work for the number of actors. There are two things you need to be successful, one is to be pro-active (it goes without saying), the other is…