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Acting Tips

Welcome to the Acting Tips section of the site. Listed here are all our latest Acting Tips. These tips are written by our core writers Andrew Hearle, Luke McMahon, Jim Harwood and James Waters as well as many others. All our writers are trained, professional actors. These guilt free acting snacks aim at helping actors develop their craft, rethink there personal methodology and inspire confidence.

If something works for you use it, if not don't try to force one of our acting tips to work; every actor is different. Please let us know your thoughts on any of the Acting Tips listed here. If you have a question about any element of your acting, let us know and we will endeavour to help you out in any way we can.

What to do once you’ve finished drama school

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the end of the toughest point in your whole career! Now you can relax, because it’s smooth sailing from here on out. Jokes. The pain is not over. Whether you...

Patsy Rodenburg Raises the Bar

A review of Patsy Rodenburg’s Masterclass at 16th Street Actors Studio.  As actors we sometimes want to fast track the process. We’re passionate, and all we want is to get out there and do it...

Experience vs. Exposure

Experience as seen in the Oxford Dictionary; practical contact with and observation of facts or events. And; the knowledge or skill acquired by a period of practical experience of something. Exposure as seen in the...

34 Ways to Get Acting Work

The number one question I get emailed, and I get emailed quite a lot running StageMilk, is how to get acting work. For most actors that means professional acting work in film, theatre or TV,...

Acting Busy-ness

All too often, during pilot season especially, we get caught up in the whirlwind of possibilities. After all, there is nothing more seductive than the hope of landing that meaty role that will bring us...

Is Method Acting Real Acting?

There’s been some pretty iconic and impressive performances that have come from the Method. Who can argue with techniques that have been tested and proven to work by Marlon Brando? But as time has passed,...

Are acting classes worth the price?

It’s a tough road that we’ve chosen. Not only is there an immense amount of competition for such a brief opportunity to share our work – compared to the hourly commitment of a 9-5 –...

Film or Theatre: Which One Suits You?

The intensity of an extreme close-up, the dramatic cut-away to a frenzied action sequence, the swelling score and exotic locations OR the electricity of a full auditorium, the collective breath of a sea of raw...

Why you should work as an Extra

Working as an extra can provide you with a wealth of valuable experience. Some of the blockbuster stars of our time started there, working their way up the ladder rung by rung – and no...

What is the Secret to Great Acting?

Great writing. If that’s what you came here for don’t bother reading any further: surround yourself, and your career, with great writing. Audition with great texts, work on great scenes, pick projects with great writing,...