PREVIEW: Writing 'An Actor's Alphabet' - With TOP TV Actress Julie Hesmondhalgh!

actors Nov 04, 2022

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Julie Hesmondhalgh is a national treasure!

From her 16 years as Hayley Cropper in Coronation Street, to leading roles in smash hits like Happy Valley, Broadchurch and Doctor Who - she's had an INCREDIBLE acting career so far!

In this 2 HOUR member-only mastermind, Julie shares many of the secrets to her success, we dive deep into 3 chapters of her brand new book - 'An Actor's Alphabet', discuss the key to good mental health in the acting industry - and members of Act On This jump on camera for some 1-2-1 coaching too!

During the broadcast, we discuss:

  • Julie's entry into the industry, over 30 years ago.
  • Why she got together with her friends to set up a theatre company.
  • Grabbing opportunity - and why so few actors are brave enough to do so.
  • Julie's first scene on 'Coronation Street' as Hayley Cropper.
  • What she learned from her 16 years on the cobbles.
  • Julie's INCREDIBLE new book, 'An Actor's Alphabet' - and why she wrote it.
  • Fame, failure & filling the well.
  • Mental health and staying well, whilst pursuing an acting career.
  • 5 things Julie does to stay on top of her mental game.
  • Work - paid, unpaid and making your own.
  • Looking at auditions as just an OPPORTUNITY to act.
  • How Julie created the character of Hayley Cropper.
  • Day player roles and auditioning when there's not much dialogue.
  • The ONE thing Julie wants EVERY actor to know.
  • And MUCH MUCH more!

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