PREVIEW: Your Career Is YOUR Responsibility - With 'Emmerdale' Actor James Hooton!

live broadcast preview Aug 19, 2020

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James Hooton has portrayed the character of Sam Dingle, in Emmerdale, for the past 25 YEARS!

The role has made him a household name, and Sam, one of the longest-standing characters to ever grace the soap.

In this 2.5 HOUR deep dive, James explains how he's kept his work fresh for more than 2 DECADES, the pros and cons of bagging that regular role in serial drama, his advice for actors looking for their first role on Emmerdale, and members of Act On This jump on camera for some 1-2-1 coaching too!

During the broadcast, we discuss:

  • James' acting career before 'Emmerdale'.
  • His audition for the first 8 episodes of the show.
  • How life changes when you land a regular role in soap.
  • Serial drama contracts - and how they work.
  • James' experience of agents - and what makes a good one.
  • How to stop line-learning from taking over your life.
  • Getting the most out of the limited rehearsal time in serial drama.
  • Finding meaning in your life, by taking full responsibility for your career.
  • Working as a day player on Emmerdale.
  • Setting SPECIFIC goals as an actor, if you want to land a regular role in soap.
  • Targeting different soap casting directors, depending on where you live.
  • Looking for roles in soap, as an older actor.
  • Using social media to get in front of serial drama casting directors.
  • The times James wanted to leave Emmerdale - and why he stayed.
  • Dealing with friction within an ensemble cast.
  • The ONE thing James wants EVERY actor to know.
  • And MUCH MUCH more!

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