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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…

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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…

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…

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…

The actor's struggles

The Actor’s Struggles

Your weekly method acting blog To keep you at the top of your game The acting industry must be THE toughest industry in the world. Sometimes when I hear people say they want to be an actor I want to say to them ‘Are you sure? Are you REALLY sure? Is there anything else you…

My evening with Al Pacino

Your weekly method acting blog To keep you at the top of your game Saturday evening was a game changer for me, not only as an acting coach but an actress. I want to share with you the level of inspiration I felt and the knowledge I learnt from one of the world’s greatest method actors –…

When am I going to see you on TV?

  How sick of that question are you? Or the other favourite, “You’re an actor, have you been on TV?”. What is the obsession with TV? If you’ve been on TV does that somehow make you a more worthy actor? Do you need to be on Emmerdale or Corrie or any other show to be…

ACTORS: How are you getting in the zone?

Getting in the zone is one of those phrases regularly thrown around by actors – “I was sooooo in the zone”, “I just need to get in the zone”.   WHAT IS THIS ZONE AND WHERE IS IT? Don’t worry you don’t need to buy a ridiculously expensive plane ticket to get to it and…