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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 Act on Zoom

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it many things, most of them unimaginable terrors, but a few of them have in a weird way – been kind of better than the way we used to...

What do you need to become an actor?

Becoming an actor is just like becoming a plumber, or any other trade for that matter. It consists of a desire to do it, training to do it, experience doing it and finally contacts and...

What is a ‘Side’?

‘Sides’ refers to the selections from a script that an actor is provided as material for an audition. The term ‘sides’ dates all the way back to our friend Will Shakespeare’s day, where actors were...

Viola Davis Acting Advice

FACT – It is always a sheer pleasure and joy to watch any mesmerising and masterful performance by the magnificent and marvellous Viola Davis. FACT – Not only is she one of the most acclaimed...

How to Prepare for a Role

Acting is 90% preparation and 10% perspiration. Some actors make it look so easy, like they have just turned up and opened their mouths. But trust me when I say, for every flawless, easy performance...

A Complete Guide to Actors Access

Actors Access is an online membership site that allows actors to submit directly to casting breakdowns posted by casting directors. Breakdown Services which owns and operates Actors Access releases over 43,000 projects per year and...

Acting for the Stage

So you’re doing your first play… If you’re new to the theatre, or you’ve only ever acted in front of a camera, working on a play might be a new and strange experience. Theatre is...

StarNow Review

StarNow is the leading open casting board in Australia and is on the rise in the US, UK and South Africa. Started back in 2004 by a couple of Kiwi’s looking to find a way...

Daniel Day-Lewis Acting Advice

How many times during the day do you find yourself shouting: “Daniel Day-Lewis, you elusive, magnificent genius! Tell me how you do it and let me drink of your oh-so masterful acting juju!” I know…...