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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.

Meryl Streep Acting Advice

If you’re like me, you probably hear the name ‘Meryl Streep’ and instantly fall to your knees, bow up and down in grovelling praise, all the while passionately wailing: “We’re not worthy! We’re not worthy!”...

Biggest Self-Tape Mistakes!

As a coach for the StageMilk Scene Club, every month I watch a lot of self-tapes. Probably somewhere in the region of 50 tapes a month, and it is incredibly frustrating to watch actors sabotage...

Stage Directions (An Actor’s Guide)

You open a play to page one, and the first thing that comes tearing at you is a whole swathe of italics, a writer ranting at you about the lighting in Brooklyn in the summer...

What is Narrative Structure?

What do Lord of the Rings, Kramer vs Kramer, The Castle and La La Land have in common? Narrative structure. In fact you can think about pretty much any film, television show, play or conceptual...

Maintaining an Acting Career Post-Pandemic

Yeah, everything kinda sucks right now – I feel ya. But hopefully this little think piece might help you to see the bright side of all the suffering and stress in the world right now....

A Guide to Eyelines

Acting, in theory, is a walk in the park. Like any abstract art, quite often the layman looks at it and goes ‘I could do that!’ One of the giant, tiny, vital, overlooked aspects of...

Is your Thespiological Clock ticking?

Many actors all alike in ethnic ambiguity, in fair audition waiting room, where we lay our scene…  It was a typically overcast London evening, my fourth year of living abroad in the pursuit of my...

$250 Self-Tape Set Up for Actors

So you’re on a budget, and you’re putting down, say 1 or 2 self-tapes every couple months. It might not be the right time for you to invest thousands of dollars in a professional self-tape...

How to be More Believable

This is a question I get asked a lot ‘how can I be more believable, more truthful in my acting?’ The answer is simple and none said it better than that great sage of 90’s...

What you can learn from Iain Sinclair

I was first introduced to director Iain Sinclair’s work in a Griffin production in 2005, my first year of drama school. It was one of those last-minute ticket deals you get at the reception of...