PREVIEW: Turning Adversity Into Advantage - With BAFTA-Nominated Actress Ruth Madeley!

live broadcast preview Aug 14, 2020

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BAFTA-nominated actress, Ruth Madeley, has just been named 'Breakout Star' by The Times of London.

Known for her stand-out performances in shows like Years And Years, The Rook and upcoming BBC America series The Watch - she's crushing it right now.

But it's not been plain sailing for Ruth. Born with spina bifida, she's had to overcome more adversity than most actors.

In this 2 HOUR chat, Ruth explains how she's turned that adversity into her advantage, what REALLY happens to your career after a BAFTA nomination, and members of Act On This jump on camera for some 1-2-1 coaching too!

During the broadcast, we discuss:

  • How Ruth's entry into the acting industry was a complete accident.
  • Her first audition, and the dread she felt in the waiting room.
  • What happened in that audition, and why she decided to stick with acting.
  • Ruth's 2016 BAFTA nomination for 'Don't Take My Baby'.
  • The BAFTA ceremony and how most people thought Ruth was a competition winner - not a nominee.
  • What REALLY happens to your career, when you're nominated for a BAFTA.
  • The heartache we face, when changing agents.
  • Signing with Curtis Brown - and the opportunities that brought Ruth.
  • Disability representation - and the pro's and cons of declaring your disability on a casting brief.
  • The lessons Ruth learned from Anne Reid and Emma Thompson on 'Years And Years'.
  • Dealing with imposter syndrome - as an untrained actor.
  • How to handle pressure, on and off set.
  • The ONE thing Ruth wants EVERY actor to know.
  • And MUCH MUCH more!

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