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 with a Director

The actor/director relationship is one of the most interesting, mystifying dynamics in all performing arts. It’s peak creative symbiosis—a delicate balance that often spells triumph or defeat for any given project. We hear a lot...

Goals To Set as an Actor in the New Year

You made it! Another year down as an actor, with another year stretching out in front of you. It might not sound like much to celebrate, but the nature of our business makes it decidedly...

Side Hustles For Actors

So you have started acting. This is it! You’re gonna be a damn millionaire: starring in feature films, touring the world for press—hell yeah, you’re living the dream! Literally, the dream. Waking up from that...

Why Didn’t I Get the Part?

There you are: walking up towards the audition room, a cup of coffee in your left hand and some analysed audition sides in your right. You take a satisfying sip of that iced, white choc...

How to Improve at Taking Direction

Recently, I was working with a director and, if I’m honest with you, I was struggling. No matter what I tried in my performance, I wasn’t able to fully integrate their direction. If you can’t...

Prepare for the Unexpected in Auditions

The ability to audition is one of the most important skill sets an actor will develop in their career. Chiefly, because without it they won’t have much career to speak of. For this reason, we...

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...