Two deadly things that sabotage performances

Two deadly things that sabotage performances

Think about what your performances are doing to you and your audiences… I’m asking because if your performances aren’t MOVING you both there’s a good chance they’re stalling your progression. Many actors are chewed up and spat out by the two deadly things that sabotage performances, but before I share with you what they are, let’s take a look…

5 acting mistakes to avoid

5 acting mistakes to avoid

Whenever I speak to actors about what they struggle with, the main issue that crops up is knowing how to create an authentic character. Rather than focusing on the person they are to breathe life into, many actors focus on themselves; what they did wrong, whether they looked stupid, whether they got all the lines…

How to smash cold read auditions

How to smash cold read auditions

Cold reading used to TERRIFY me, in fact if I haven’t done it for a while those old terrors can start to creep back in IF I let them. Nobody’s perfect are they? Back when I first graduated from drama school I had no idea how to smash cold read auditions because everything I’d done…

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 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…

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 –…

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…

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…