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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 is a sizzle reel?

Last night I sat down digitally with a bunch of actors from all over the world as part of my work for the StageMilk Scene Club, offering advice, running lines and talking about the state...

Do keep a sense of humour about things…

It should be said straight off the bat, before I lean into what is hopefully some sort of constructive rant: I really do love this thing that we do. I’ve been adrift of drama school...

Your Success Is More Than Yours

Anime has unquestionably made me a better person. Without a doubt. A bizarre declaration to begin an article with, I appreciate that, but stick with me. I’ll unashamedly admit to watching anime religiously for years...

Anxious Times Call for Actionable Measures

Well, here we are. In the midst of the most uncertain times we have ever seen in our life. Life is changing on the daily and our new ‘normal’ is anything but. Our generation has...

Acting in Isolation: A Survival Guide

On a scale from one through to terrifying, the world is pretty terrifying right now. I am writing this in early March of 2020 and the COVID-19 virus has been wreaking havoc across the globe....

An Audition Checklist

Alright ladies and gentlemen, you’ve got an audition and you think you’re prepared, and hell, maybe you are! But there is no harm in checking yourself before you wreck yourself. This is an audition checklist...

Ultimate Showreel Guide

Welcome to our definitive guide to actor showreels. We’ll cover the importance of a showreel, finding a great scene and right down to editing it all together. Already have a showreel? Here’s why your showreel...

Is having an agent enough?

So you’ve landed an agent! Now you can finally relax, put your feet up and wait as the jobs just roll in! That’s it, you’re completely set for life! All you have to do now...

Images: The Actor’s Hidden Power

I’ve started teaching a beginners acting class recently, and the one thing that has really made a difference between those actors who are struggling in the class and those who are starting to find some...

Can you make a living from acting?

Simple answer: yes! Is it easy? Absolutely not. Will I get rich quick? You’ve got more chance of that by buying a lotto ticket. If I work really hard, hustle like I’m Bradley Cooper, train,...