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…

What is your casting type?

What is your casting type?

As an actor do you know how to sell yourself? Whether you’re a child actor, teen actor or adult actor you all have one thing in common; you need to know the roles that you are most likely to land so you can cater your marketing towards that to stop you wasting time and energy.…

Characters: Do you over think them?

“But that’s really obvious, I made it so much harder for myself.” is one of the most common phrases I hear from actors along with “Louise I’m playing this character, who is she/he?” I regularly get actors book 1:1 private tuition with me because they’ve 1. landed a role and have got in a pickle 2. have a casting but can’t make up their mind on the character or 3. Just need a fresh pair of eyes to help find clarity WHEN…

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…