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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.

How to Work on Playing Status as an Actor

Status is something that is present in every human interaction, yet often ignored in our acting work. Understanding status and being able to effectively integrate this concept into your acting process is very powerful. Each...

How to Take a Note for Actors

Acting is a collaborative process. Doing a monologue by yourself in your bedroom is fun, and useful practice too, but at some point you are going to have to be on set, on stage, or...

How to Get Out of Your Head as an Actor

We’re often told that one of the most important things we have to do is to get out of our own head, or to let go, or forget it all. While each of those three...

How to Look Real When Acting

How do you look real, honest and authentic while acting? Well, as the legendary Kate Winslet once said ‘acting is about being real, being honest’. Put simply, the easiest way to ensure your acting looks...

What Can You Do to Stop Stage Fright?

Stage fright is something that pretty much every actor I know has dealt with at some point. It can be to varying degrees, from isolated and mild to debilitating and constant. If you are currently...

How to Approach a Small Role

We’ve all heard the old adage ‘there are no small parts, only small actors’, and that still rings true, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some considerations and techniques you should take into account when...

The Art of Listening as an Actor

So much of what we focus on developing as actors are the output skills of performance. These are the things which are clearest for us to see in our favourite actors: accents, voices, physicality, costuming...

What Is My ‘Actor Type’ or Typecast?

Without a doubt, this is one of the most contentious points in the modern acting world: Does typecasting exist? If so, what is my type? How do I find my type? What type of roles...

Seven Actions for the New Actor

Allow me to be frank at the commencement. This is not a ‘how to become an actor article’. This article assumes that you, the reader, have already taken the first step on the path of...

What to Do Once You’ve Finished Drama School

Drama school is a wonderful time. It’s unlike any other experience we’ll have in life. Its exciting, daunting, challenging, emotional, turbulent, enlightening and FUN. Graduating from drama school, however, is a whole other kettle of...