December 12, 2019

So, you’ve got your head around the idea of hiring an acting coach (hooray!) because you want to improve your acting and learn some new techniques to help you succeed. You’ll be wanting to know what I, as an acting coach, can teach you. I won’t give you a run down of a...

December 11, 2019

For anyone new to drama, or who perhaps just fancy reading a different take on it, here is a little delve into what drama is, why we love it and how it works.

Drama, in Greek, means “to do”, which comes from the word “action”. That’s pretty appropriate, right? When we t...

December 10, 2019

As a parent, obviously we only want the best for our children. So what do we do when they come at us with these fateful words? Here is a summing-up of questions I’ve been asked by parents over the years, and my considered answers.

  • Should my baby become an actor? - I...

December 9, 2019

Speech is incredibly important. Without it, we cannot make ourselves understood and we cannot communicate effectively (unless you’re really really good at playing charades). Good speech is even more important for actors than for the rest of the populace; your voice and...

October 10, 2019

Although it is mainly your skill and talent that will get you the furthest in your acting career, it is also very important to note that the teaching you receive will have a massive effect too. A good teacher can turn you from a rough diamond to the most shining jewel...

September 11, 2019

Finding good acting classes close by where you live is a great thing - you won’t have to travel too far, there’s no need to move, and if you still live at home it means you don’t need to worry about paying rent. But what should you look for?

The first thing to do is wor...

September 8, 2018

Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi, a Professor of Psychology, has conducted research into what makes people happy - a notoriously difficult field for a man with a notoriously difficult-to-pronounce name. 

Csikszentmihalyi (Chick-Sent-Me-High - it’s easier than it looks) discover...

September 6, 2018

If you want to do really really well in auditions, you need to shift your focus away from the end result of getting the part/doing well and onto the process that gets you there.

We only perform at our best, when our mind is free of interference from our unconscious. Men...

September 4, 2018

I’m currently writing a chapter on Confidence in my forthcoming book The Fearless Audition. Inevitably, there’s helpful stuff that you want to include but there’s no space for. So I thought I would include it here instead: 

For actors confidence is a hugely importa...

September 3, 2018

There is a lot of debates online, usually on Facebook, about whether you should train. There is usually a strong set of voices for actor training, and an equally strong set of voices for not training. This last group of voices have often not got any training themselves...

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