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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.

Hugh Jackman Acting Advice

Off the back of the extraordinary success of The Greatest Showman, Aussie acting legend Hugh Jackman sat down with the crew of the BAFTA’s and dished out some excellent acting advice. I have compiled the...

How to stay acting fit over the holidays

Just like Eddard Stark always said, “Christmas is coming.” And he was not wrong, along with the end of year holidays being a time for family get-togethers, epic dinners, gift-giving and significant merriment it’s also...

How to survive tech week

Tech week comes for us all and let’s be honest, it is not a great time. It’s hot, you’re in full costume, sweating bullets repeating the same patch of script over and over or sitting...

10 lessons that made me a better actor

Here we go, 10 lessons that made me a better actor – and hopefully they will work for you too! #1 Punctuation matters When I first went to acting school, I was a pretty cocky...

Top 6 Game Changing Self-Tests

Here we go, some seriously game changing self-tests by great actors and some takeaways from each. Dacre Montgomery – Stranger Things This self-tape is incredible. Nearly on every front. Especially if you have watched the...

How to approach a one-day role on set

If you’re auditioning for film and TV, it’s more than likely that your first job or two will likely be a one-dayer, a day-player or also known as a 50-worder. This is a part that...

5 ways to piss off a director

Directors – they have been kind enough and perceptive enough to give you a gig, best decision of their lives right? Well, maybe and maybe not. There are definitely some behaviours from actors that can...

How to stop feeling like you’re ‘Acting’

It’s a horrible feeling, being on a job or in an audition and thinking to yourself, ‘Holy moly there’s a lot of acting going on here’ or ‘I’m not doing enough’ or ‘Reign it in!...

Is acting just about confidence?

This month we’ve been exploring the work of Anthony Meindl in StageMilk Drama Club. Anthony calls his process the ”non-method” way of acting, emphasising that his process uses no substitutions, sense memory, or repetition. So...

Talking down the self-talk

The most powerful influence over our feelings, thoughts and actions are our own words: the things that voice in our head says to us. We actors often find ourselves in our heads, stressed, overthinking and...