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43 Actors That Became Famous Later in Their Lives

September 15, 2014 • Topics: , ,
43 Actors That Became Famous Later in Their Lives

Wondering if you’re too old to become an actor? If it’s too late to achieve the level of success current A-listers have? Or possibly you’ve been acting long enough already and it troubles you that your career is still not where it should be? This will calm you down (a little). The old and tired saying […]

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Acting in London vs Los Angeles

September 8, 2014 • Topics: , ,
Acting in London vs Los Angeles

My acting journey began in the UK, and then I started moving around a little. As I’m writing this, warm California’s sun is making my laptop screen pretty unreadable. I might be moving back to London soon. There are pros and cons to working in either London or Los Angeles, but it all depends on your goals and preferences. Sometimes, we […]

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Understanding Acting Auditions

September 1, 2014 • Topics: ,
Understanding Acting Auditions

Acting is very different from 99% of jobs out there. Understanding acting auditions and mastering the process is an art form in itself. As aspiring performers, we spend most of our days hitting the pavement on the way from one audition to another (if we’re lucky), and doing very little actual work (if we’re even luckier to get it). Auditions […]

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10 Cover Letter Dos and Don’ts

August 29, 2014 • Topics: , ,
10 Cover Letter Dos and Don’ts

When scouting for a new talent agent using mailings, cover letter is an important part of the whole package, which also includes your acting CV/resume and a headshot. That being said, acting agents are busy people and receive such applications every single day. Are you aware of all the tricks that can help get your cover letter noticed? What […]

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Can Creativity and Talent Be Taught or Is It Inborn?

August 25, 2014 • Topics: ,
Can Creativity and Talent Be Taught or Is It Inborn?

Is there such a thing as talent? Yes. Can it be cultivated through certain practices? Yes. Then what exactly is talent, and are people who aren’t born with it doomed forever? The answer to this is more complex, so let’s dig deeper. Today, The Stage has published an interesting article about apprenticeships for actors in the UK. […]

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How to Be Amazing at Cold Reading

June 23, 2014 • Topics:
How to Be Amazing at Cold Reading

Did you ever have that audition where the casting director wanted you to do a cold reading session within the next 15 minutes after you saw the sides for the first time? Did the fact that you have so little time to prepare threw off your performance? Well, I come bearing gifts — advice on how to improve this […]

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Top 5 Absolute Best Books on Acting Business

April 9, 2014 • Topics: , ,
Top 5 Absolute Best Books on Acting Business

It’s great how with all this technology and the mighty internet around, good old literature is still the first place thespians look for reliable information. I’ve previously listed my opinion on the six best acting technique books (I still stand by that list, by the way). Today, let’s look into what are the best books […]

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Top Secret Formula of How to Be a Successful Actor

April 5, 2014 • Topics: , ,
Top Secret Formula of How to Be a Successful Actor

Ambitious people are always striving for success. Whether you’re trying to be a lawyer, entrepreneur, dancer or a plumber — if you’re ambitious enough, you won’t live a fulfilling life until your thirst for success has been satisfied. Acting is no different, and the question of how to be a successful actor has bothered more […]

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