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29. The princess and the star

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Photo by Johnny Gruelle Once upon a time there was a beautiful young actress. And boy was she pretty. Long dark hair, piercing blue eyes, long legs. She had a great face and a quirky smile. It was the perfect look. She wasn’t a model though. And she knew acting was definitely where she belonged....

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28. Am I a thespian or a film actor

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I always wonder do you have to be a theatre actor to earn the title of thespian? So I googled the definition. thes·pi·an/ˈTHespēən/ noun /ˈTHespēən/ thespians, plural An actor or actress adjective /ˈTHespēən/  Of or relating to drama and the theater – thespian talents So a thespian by definition relates to drama and the theatre…One can only assume...

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27. Even when you’re sleeping

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Tooth fairy Sarah wished her tiara was bigger Remember when you were little and couldn’t wait to get up the morning after you’d lost a tooth and see what the tooth fairy had left you. Well that was how it was for me. Even while I was sleeping, something exciting was always happening. Things don’t...

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RADA Training

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Like totally rad dude… remember when we said that as kids!  Ahh, maybe that was just me.  Anyway, RADA is offering rad acting courses (I promise I’ll stop using that word now) and if you are a newbie to the acting scene this is definitely worth considering. Click on the picture so see the full...

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Trick or tweeting again

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Part 2   Last week we heard from two very talented actors about how they use twitter, and today we will hear from three more. As we know acting is about networking, talking, sharing, attending, working and planning and twitter provides just one more piece of armour to help you do that and stay on...

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Trick or tweet

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Part 1 Yes this is only part one as we have another few tweet experts joining us in my later blogs! I’ve decided it’s Christmas in July and to celebrate I’ve hit up some of Santas little twitter helpers to give me their insight into making twitter work for you, the actor. Did you know...

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24. Freestyling

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There are so many amazing blogs out there for actors to read that will teach you a lot of tricks in the trade.  And believe me when I say in this industry it’s much smarter to learn through others than to make school girl errors in front of big casting directors, agents or directors.  So...

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Being cooourageous

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CourageIs knowing when to keep pushing even after you think you’ve come to the endIt is knowing to call someone when you need to refocusIt is accepting a challenge from someone who knows us well and knows when we need to be pushed.It is being brave enough to constantly question your motives to ensure they...

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Safety in security

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So my fellow B.A.B.E.s it is about time we talked about the magic S words.. Safety, security, sanity! This is an industry that does have a dark side – casting couch stories and not so nice people masquerading as professional ‘casting directors’, ‘producers’ and ‘directors’.  When you are new to the industry (and even when...

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21. Bullsh&t talks and humility walks

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Incredible. I have read about it all the time but I don’t think I have been lucky enough to be in situations where I can witness it too often. Humility is the characteristic of champions. Successful people wear it like a badge and it is incredibly sexy. I have just returned from a wonderful trip...

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