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A note to my younger self

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When I started out in drama school (more than 15 years ago now) it all seemed a lot simpler. Work hard in class, do your hours of homework, be disciplined and focused, and follow your predecessors once you out. That is, find a decent agent, get auditions, book jobs. What I wasn’t prepared for is the...

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How to…for acting websites in The Stage this week

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How is your acting website on a scale of 1-10? Would you say people rave about it? Do they come back and look at it again and again? Is your bounce rate higher than a basketball in a game with Michael Jordan?… Yes you know I love to talk about branding and stereotypes and emails to Casting...

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Diana Atkins, founder of Acting & Directing Partnership (MAPD)

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I am so grateful for the day I met Angela! I believe it literally meant the difference between the success and failure of my enterprise. I knew what I wanted to achieve but I didn’t quite know how to get there and that’s where Ang came in. She has tonnes of really practical tips about...

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It’s Cannes o’clock

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I’ve written about Cannes a bunch of times on here…and you know I love to bang on about the good stuff….like film festivals, and fun and acting. So this week I shared a few of the things you should think about packing when en route to Cannes, along with what to do if you didn’t yet sort...

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Choices, and more choices

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Choice is a funny thing. It comes into our lives every day but often we are completely oblivious that we are making choices. Then there are times when it smacks you in the face like a wet cloth and you’re really aware of the fragility of life, and the effects of your yes’ and no’s. For...

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Do I stay or do I go?

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What a brilliant song! What a brilliant thought. It’s that time of the year when everyone is talking about TV pilots, and mates are prepping for LA. I’ve been working on my American accent daily, and finishing off some new showreel scenes, and excitement is in the air. I mean it’s nearly Spring right… well...

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My top ten secrets (to my own potential fame)

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Acting fears and stooopid stuff So here goes. I’m actually doing this. I’m announcing the top ten things that terrify me about acting or are my reality. My truest secrets, and what I think to myself about overcoming them. I wonder if any of these resonate with you. In no particular order… 1. I’m terrified...

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Kitchen cabinet health: five little health learnings

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Time to get you all ready for the craziness of Christmas parties, mulled wine binging, turkey, cakes, germ ridden tubes and the likes. And with that comes a need to pay extra attention to our bodies so when January hits and we all start detoxing, we can keep our body healthy as acting auditions start to...

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Why books (and classes) are so important

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Have you ever sat down and thought, blooming heck, all I seem to do is send agent emails and tweet back to Casting Director and nothing much else?! Insanity right. Do you make time to read in between your auditions and line learning and television watching? I had a brilliant acting book that I was...

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