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Are you an actor with money mindset worries?

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This is something really different…let’s talk moolah. This is really different to my usual chat, but still very much about mindset. But this time it’s about money and our mindset around that. I often think that when people think of creatives, especially actors or musicians, they automatically think of desolate hobos walking the streets, busking...

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How to make it through an audition without your baby screaming

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A screaming baby or toddler is never great for a casting, either for your own well being, or for the other auditionees. But let’s face it, we can’t pay for a babysitter for every audition (when they usually command a minimum of at least three hours), and society just isn’t fully set up for freelancing mothers – right...

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Why every mum (who drinks) should have a teepee

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I won’t lie. I am not the mother who is going to win any prizes for not drinking, for being the perfect doting angelic parent who makes sure every single thing that goes into their baby’s mouth is organic, or who hasn’t had a little lie in…in their baby’s teepee. Yeah that’s right. I build him a...

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Have you heard about Hygge?

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Anyone heard about the concept of Hygge? It’s been sweeping the photo scene and Insta scene for a bit, but right now it seems to bubble away largely away from the mainstream fads (which I am pleased about). But it’s a brilliant concept, feeling, idea… Hygge Hygge is associated with acknowledging an emotion or moment of...

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Want to win a coaching session with me?

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Every month I work with actors all over the planet – true story! I’ve got clients in Europe, LA, Australia, London, up north, and have even worked with peeps as far away as Malaysia (well okay that’s nearly as far away from London as Australia but not quite). I get pretty excited every single time...

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Final holiday time update for 2017

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I don’t want to alarm anyone but we only have a few more sleeps until Christmas….are you ready? Presents bought? Agent and Casting Director thank you’s sent? I am sitting in a cafe right now and Under the Boardwalk is playing. It’s reminding me of misspent youth, of days in the sun riding my bike through pineapple fields,...

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Let’s talk about voiceovers baby, let’s talk about you and me

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Last month I was delighted to share my insights on Voiceovers in my first ever Backstage article. When Backstage invited me to become a guest expert I was absolutely thrilled. I’ll be honest… I have hoped to be a writer on Backstage since I first started writing B.A.B.E. (and that was a long time ago...

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Happy birthday me…B.A.B.E. & CD giveaway

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Happy birthday to us! This week B.A.B.E. turned 8 years old and we are thrilled to bits. Eight grand old years of helping actors, of finding awesome content for actors to be better at their acting jobs, of mentoring actors and helping them get closer to their dreams, and of just generally being the go-to...

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Showreel do’s and don’ts

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There’s a lot to be said for an excellent reel. Just like an excellent headshot, an excellent showreel can get you into a room as a relative unknown. It can also stop you ever being seen if it’s absolute sh@t. So it pays to get it right. To get advice on what to put in your...

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You read B.A.B.E. – how does it all work?

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So you read B.A.B.E. and you wanna get the emails too. Here’s how it works. Firstly if you haven’t subscribed, then you can do so here: Then it’s always useful to know how the emails work. To help you as an actor, they’re sent as the following: BABE files These are complete “round-up” emails of...

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Exposed…makeup-less and honest

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If like me, you crave a morning get-ready routine, then one of the hardest things to fathom when you become a mummy, is that showers are going to take you hours and sometimes you won’t even get around to having one. That idea alone blew my mind when I first had my baby. I would...

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I was on the radio (again!!!) #humblebragging #excited

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Hi all you groovy funsters. Guess who was on Soho Radio last week – EEEEEK. I had the best time ever. I walked into the studio to meet three of the most amazing humans, running this wicked show called Free Seed on Soho every Wednesday. And for 30 minutes of that show, I got to...

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Designing for the future: trends we need to consider now

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If you’d asked me at fifteen if there’d ever be a time I couldn’t go to the drive-in cinema, I would have laughed at you like you were a real life zombie from Shaun of the Dead. No drive in cinema – HA! You got to be kidding me. It’s like my family’s Saturday night...

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Is technology bad for your baby?

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Why you might just wanna turn the iPad, iPhone, and screen OFF I was listening to this TED talk by Adam Alter (go the Aussie psychologist) recently and he said some stuff that REALLY SANG to me. And I mean sang as in – I wanted to get into a church and belt out a bible...

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Hottest new casting resource in town…YES!

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One of the biggest frustrations I had when I first moved to the UK over a decade ago, was that I had no idea where to go to find acting work. Sure I could google it, but that didn’t tell me which sites were legitimate and which were a total fraud (just like looking for...

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Why Acting Mummy?

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Well I don’t have enough to do right – with this blog, acting mentoring, copywriting, auditions, filming, voiceovers, and running the UK Actors Tweetup. Why not do another thing – she says as she runs for cover in a tiny plastic tent hidden in the wilderness…call me in ten years when I come out from...

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How to get started as a voiceover artist… (OTHER ACTING JOBS)

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VOICEOVERS Recently I have been talking with my mentoring clients a lot about other jobs… But rather than other jobs that aren’t even loosely tied to acting, I am referring more to other jobs that really do still live within the acting realm – corporates, voiceovers, role plays, casting director assistant, the list goes on....

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That very delicate balancing act with your acting body

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John, writer at The Stage, and lil old me, are back this month on Casting Networks talking all things healthy attitude vs unhealthy obsession in relation to fitness and our acting bodies. I think this is a BIGGIE for actors. We face daily and weekly criticism about how we look and our actual income depends on it. But...

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10 Reasons I hate #actorslife

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Anyone who knows me well knows I have very specific opinions on using social media (especially professionally), on how many selfies a person should post, on what constitutes good etiquette and what doesn’t, and on what I think about the use of hashtags, specifically #blessed and #actorslife. Pretty much daily I want to throw someone under...

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You want me to DO WHAT IN THE CASTING?!?!

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Well what a delight to get this casting notice sent to a few days ago from a filmmaker inviting me to audition…for what seems like a porn film. And this was NO April Fools! In the interest of being a good actor, I decided to pen my reply to said #filmmaker. My response to him...

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