Social Media for actors

Social media for actors

I often get lots of actors asking me whether they should use social media and whether it’s relevant for actors. Social media for actors is a very good idea when used appropriately and there is a specific, desired outcome, otherwise it can end up sapping lots of time for very little results. Social media has been…

Why you don't need to move to London

Why you don’t need to move to London

London is a magnet for actors, it has this lure about it that can be difficult to resist; If you up sticks and move there to pursue your acting dreams all of your problems will disappear, you’ll land an amazing agent, be at auditions every day of the week, be working with the best actors in the industry –…

How to be a world class actor

How to be a world class actor

If your desire is to be an actor with longevity in your career, the first thing you must have is talent. That’s so obvious isn’t it, but I come across many actors who’s sole aim is to work out how to get their foot in the door. Now whilst that is very important, please don’t overlook…

How to handle criticism

How to handle criticism

This is a very personal blog, having had to learn how to handle criticism at a very early age – 14 to be precise, when I’d first decided I wanted to become an actor. I’m sharing this to help you as the acting industry can be rife with criticism. My story At school… I heard everything…

What makes a successful actor?

What makes a successful actor?

Success is different for everyone, whether it be winning an Oscar, working consistently enough to pay the bills or something in between the two, only you know what success will feel like for you (ooo that rhymed!). So WHAT makes a successful actor? All successful people, no matter what industry they are in have these four…

7 tips to improve your acting CV

Your acting CV is one of your marketing tools, so it seems obvious that it should sell you. When writing or editing your CV it’s important to see it from an objective perspective and put yourself in the shoes of an agent or casting director. If you had received your CV among hundreds of others,…

The Art of Auditions

The art of auditions

Auditions should be easy considering the training we have undergone to improve our craft and ourselves, yet so many actors struggle with them. Why? Because auditions are a whole different kettle of fish, and are very often not about the craft of acting but about the business of acting. When I first graduated from drama school I…