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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.

In Defence of Shyness

When I was nine my family moved from country Western Australia to Perth – the big smoke. I went from a school with just under 200 kids to a city school with about 3x that...

Biggest Acting Regrets

I really wish I was one of those people who could get ‘NO REGRETS’ tattooed in bold on the back of my hand, so every day I would wake up and see it, realize that...

10 Steps to Make 2021 Your Best Acting Year Yet

Following on from the disappointment that was #2020, I bet you’ve all got pretty high expectations for 2021! It’s an opportunity for us to start fresh and to make waves in our acting careers (despite...

How to Put on a Solo Show

Hello, I’m here to tell you that you can do a one-person show. Yes, you. I’m talking to you. Not the person sitting behind you on the bus or the train, or the person behind...

Tom Hanks Acting Advice

While his Twitter bio reads, “I’m that actor in some of the movies you liked and some you didn’t,” most of us would describe Tom Hanks quite differently. Regarded as an American cultural icon,  Hanks...

How to Deal with a Bad Reader

This is one of the most common questions we get at StageMilk. At least once a day someone will email or comment and ask us how they can combat a bad reader in a self-tape...

Cate Blanchett Acting Advice

Whether she’s the last living Tudor Monarch of England and Ireland, the Elven Lady of Light that rules Lothlorien, or some true-blue-hundy-percent-fair-dinkum Aussie royalty, all will bow to the queenly greatness that is Cate Blanchett....

Horoscope Series: The Scorpio Actor

Scorpios are greatly known for their intensity, vengefulness and profound shagging abilities. Fortunately for Scorpio actors, this translates into making some of the most formidable acting forces in both cinema and theatre history. Sarah Bernhardt,...

Robert De Niro Acting Advice

“You talkin’ about De Niro? You talkin’ about De Niro? Then who the hell else are you talkin’ about? …Well, he’s the only one here.” Did you know that the famous film quote I have...

The Secret Art of Self-Taping

Australian Actor Sam Delich offers his advice on Self-Taping… Self-taping is a pretty weird thing. Baring your soul for a little camera in the spare room of your house in the hopes it garners you...