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Moment to moment

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There’s a moment I remember years ago in Australia. I was back there for nine months because I needed to finalise my EU passport and wasn’t able to stay in the UK any longer to do it. To say I was disappointed to leave London is an understatement. I didn’t want to be back in...

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His & Hers: Reveling in the Joy of Resolutions (That Count)

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Oh the joy of resolutions. Every year we make resolutions. Every year we want these resolutions to happen…For this year to be the year that counts. Every year we plan. We will things to dramatically shift and to explore the infinite possibilities of reaching the stars. This week John Byrne, writer for The Stage, and...

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Interview with… Walles Hamonde

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This week, we get up close and personal with actor Walles Hamonde to find out what it was like working on one of the biggest films of 2016, what Walles has coming up, and what his favourite ever role would be.  But first up, here’s a little bit about Walles himself: Walles Hamonde competed as a...

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B.A.B.E. is in the top 20! (whoop)

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What a lovely accolade. This week we found out that B.A.B.E. has been awarded top 20 acting blogs on the planet! Whoop whoop! The planet…that feels like quite a big deal. This makes us feel all warm and fuzzy…just like when you secretly pee in the shower (kidding! sort of). So without further ado, here’s...

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An upside down world (baby blues)

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A baby arrives and just like that, my life is turned upside down. I’m awake when I should be asleep, sleeping when I would normally be happily awake. I fall asleep almost instantly if I’m horizontal, and I was already a good sleeper. Otto is my world now (well at least full time for the...

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In the interests of transparency

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In the interest of transparency ALWAYS with my clients, my readers, my friends, I would love to share a story. For most of this year, I’ve had “other jobs”. It’s frustrating as hell. But I’m with baby (yay), albeit in my belly, and it’s limiting the number of castings my agent can submit me for,...

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F&@% your phone…where did presence go!

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So far today I’ve walked past 3 people who nearly plowed into me because they had their heads down while they walked to look at their phones. And they weren’t even casually checking the direction they were walking in. They were 100% engrossed in their “phone business”. And as I walked off I wondered, what...

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An expectant acting mother

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Yes you guessed it…this B.A.B.E. writer and acting coach is having a wee baby! Crazy days ahead for me and baby daddy. And the lovely folk at Honest Actors were kind enough to invite me to talk more (honestly) about what this means for me. Have you been considering having a baby yourself? Are you...

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Spread your crap out ladies

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Yep, spread it out and don on your diva garments like the Hollywood wannabees you are. It’s one of my pet peeves and it happened again in a casting last week. I was waiting quietly for my turn to be called in, and had put my handbag underneath the seat and filled out the clipboard...

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How to go from Auditions to offer

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I’ve spoken about Emily Grace before. I have even done a webinar with her once which was a tonne of fun. And so I’m back to share her latest news because I really rate Emily. But firstly, the questions Emily wants you to answer are – Are you frustrated by the audition process? Do you...

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