This is such a “how long is a piece of string” question that I highly recommend Simon Dunmore’s book “An Actors Guide to Getting Work”.
It pretty much tells you everything you need to know about being an actor from going to drama school, getting funding and onwards.
This book is available from all good bookstores and Amazon.
Glad you like my podcast idea Ross
I was not sure it would appeal to other Act on This members. However I thought the podcasts with our Equity President actor Malcolm Sinclair were both excellent and if over time a reasonable amount of actors have listened to them, then it’s well worth having one with our young Equity Council member.
I do…[Read more]
I’m so glad you posted this however I can’t help much as I’m an older member of Equity.
Though having said that, I suggested to Ross @rossagrant that Act on This, should have podcast with Nicola Hawkins.
Nicola is an actor and presenter. As well as recently elected as @EquityUK Young Members Councillor and she was previously…[Read more]
Tracey Briggs replied to the topic Act On This members’ – September Manchester meet up! Saturday 6th Sept! in the forum Social 2 weeks ago
Really want to be living in Manchester full-time but sadly can’t make tomorrow. Hope you have a good meet up. Will definitely try to get to one again and really enjoyed the Christmas one.
Tracey Briggs replied to the topic A link between fitness and career success? Do YOU make time to work out? in the forum General Chat 3 weeks ago
Started going to dance classes at the age of three. Never stopped, love the feeling of being fit.
As I got older I qualified as a dance exercise to music instructor and taught for about 12 years in between acting work. Even used to teach classes at seven in the morning so I could get to auditions in London if they occurred.
I don’t teach now…[Read more]
You have convince me. I will be off to that weekly Acting for Screen class again this term.
I am sure I can’t be a terrible actor as I have CV full of professional work however as Louise says in her video even the actors at the top of their game get nervous and want to do a good job.
Musicians practice everyday, so do dancers,…[Read more]
Thanks Ross that is really helpful, especially knowing you did 4 years of screen acting training at ‘act4TV’.
I went to drama school but 30 years ago and we didn’t cover things like Meisner technique and Stanislavsky or if we did I can’t remember it. I went to what is now BSA however when I was there it was more like doing Repertory Theatre as in…[Read more]
I’m a great believer in ongoing training and really enjoyed going to Louise weekly workshops. Stop going due to being away for months on tour and then lack of finances.
Now I’m thinking of going back but I’m also thinking about going to another regular workshop that covers Meisner technique and Stanislavsky. I’m not sure which will benefit me the…[Read more]
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