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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 Avoid in an Acting Agent

I get a few emails a week saying “I want an agent but I can’t afford it”. WHAT?! You should never pay an upfront fee to an agent! It’s emails like this that terrify me....

How to Develop your Acting Skills

Acting is a skill. Like most skills it’s helped by natural talent, but that’s not enough. So how do you develop your acting skills and become the confident, captivating actor that you dream of? By...

Can You Become An Actor Later in Life?

Acting is a disease. Usually you catch it early in life. Perhaps you’re in primary school and it’s dress up time and you’re the first to delve through the piles of extravagant clothes, or it’s...

Show Us Your Work!

We get hundreds of emails from actors around the world wanting to audition for major TV shows and films. They want to be famous, and they want it now. We usually encourage these actors to...

Best TV Shows About Acting

There is nothing I love more than watching TV shows about acting. There’s something cathartic about seeing situations on screen that we can relate to. Not all shows do this successfully and with the proliferation...

What Makes a Bad Headshot

A headshot is potentially the most important tool in your acting kit, even more so than your resume and your education. It won’t matter if you’ve been to the best acting school and done all...

What to do when you blank

To be or not to… Um. Let me think… But no, there is no time to stop and think, there’s an audience watching, waiting, judging! Luckily, you’d already read Stagemilk’s handy article on what to...

How to Act Natural

How hard can it be? You practice acting natural most of your life, so it should come – wait for it – naturally! But that elusive naturalism in your performance is a bit like breathing....

Are you a Selfish Actor?

Let’s address a very common problem that has an awkwardly judgmental label. Most actors are guilty of this. It’s harder than it sounds to overcome it, and it is often a matter of upkeep rather...