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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.

Know Your Character’s Journey

Your awareness of being an actor is not a hindrance – use your intellect and plan your journey. Know your character's journey and then you are more free to play. ...

Get to end of the line

We’ve all heard the note before, but it still separates the amateurs from the pros. Good performances have drive, their intention is clear and specific. ...

Change it Up in Rehearsals

From a directors point of view there is nothing more refreshing than an actor who can easily change it up. Giving actors are actors directors want to work with. ...

Come Back Improved

Every time you work on a scene you need to come back improved. Directors love actors that move the rehearsal forward, not back....

Breathe as your Character

Finding the breath of your character is really important as an actor. It allows you to embody the role and be relaxed on stage. ...

Watch the Hands When Acting

The old acting adage: watch those hands. They love to flap around, but are they detracting from the text?...

Performing a Soliloquy

Some ideas to help you perform a soliloquy with confidence. What is it that makes a soliloquy captivating to an audience...

Find it in the Other Actor

Using the other actor on stage is a great way to find inspiration and keep your performances fresh. Find out how......

Beware of Character

The idea of character is tricky. A strong sense of character can empower a performer to step away from themselves and deliver a fierce (or feeble), immersive performance....

Luck, Talent and Success

A look into the eternal question of whether success in Acting or any art is reliant on luck or talent. Luke McMahon investigates Luck, Talent and Success....