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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.

Act Well Thy Part

I once had a commercial audition where the casting director gave me the following instructions: “Look at this chocolate bar and pretend it just exploded in your hands.” No sides, no other actors. When I...

Effort Vs Relaxation

When Sir John Gielgud was asked what his most important advice to young actors would be, he simply answered with one word: You guessed it...'Relax'...

Be in the Moment

When you begin to focus on the here and now, you can begin to let go of insecurities, nerves and unnecessary habits. ...

Vulnerability in Acting

Vulnerability is bravery in its purest form. It is the willingness to see and to be seen, a choice to stand in front of the world, in all of one’s imperfect glory and say ‘take...

Discover Your Worlds

Discover Your Worlds – The ability to connect with the audience can really transform a mediocre performance to that which is moving and powerful. It is one thing to understand what you are saying and...

Earn Your Pauses

Those bloated, emotion injected pauses need to be earned boys and girls...

Make Yourself at Home on Stage

It is arguably the most important acting tip: Make Yourself at Home on Stage. Relaxation and ease when performing is vital for an actor. ...

Know Your Character’s Journey

Your awareness of being an actor is not a hindrance – use your intellect and plan your journey. Know your character's journey and then you are more free to play. ...

Get to end of the line

We’ve all heard the note before, but it still separates the amateurs from the pros. Good performances have drive, their intention is clear and specific. ...