Why Didn’t You Get The Part?

Share this Post Why didn’t you get the part? You did a fabulous audition, you feel really comfortable and confident about it and then you hear you didn’t get the part. Then an agent will ring me and say ‘Oh they thought they did a great audition, can you tell them what to do next time so that they do …

What Are Auditions Really About?

Share this Post I want to try and take you into a new territory at the moment in terms of everything you may have learned/been taught in terms of drama. And that is auditions are not about acting. Auditions are not about showing what a good actor you are. Auditions are about a relationship. Two relationships in fact. Every audition …

nervous The Audition Technique

Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Making Mistakes In An Audition

Share this Post In sport, in the professional arena, all the participants play to win. They’re not going out there to just turn up and play the game. Imagine if you supported a team like that. They’re in a professional sphere and you’re in a professional sphere as an actor. So you go to auditions. Do you play to win? …

Why Should You Be Practicing Your Self Test Technique?

Share this Post Four or five years ago, casting directors would ask specific actors to audition. If they weren’t available to audition they would say ‘I can do a self test for you’. So the casting director would get them to self test. What’s happening these days? These days we start by asking for self tests. We know the self …

Delivering Your Version Of The Character

Share this Post I’ve spoken here before about pilot season or in fact any audition session that with self testing they can now see a LOT more people. So what is going to be the difference between your audition ad somebody else’s audition? Because at the moment what you’re trying to do is get those sides exactly right. Exactly what …

Understanding The Agent-Casting Director Relationship

Share this Post As a casting director, I deal with agents all day every day. Emails, phone calls, face-to-face communications, so I know how agents work. You understand the communication between the actor and the agent, but I understand the communication between an agent and a casting director. It’s not rocket science, they’re there to try and promote their clients. …

Actors: If You Are Seen Again You Will Succeed

Share this Post What is your definition of failure? It’s an emotional minefield for actors because you are being rejected constantly in terms of your agent puts you up for that role, that series, didn’t get an audition. Or you get an audition, didn’t get the part. I want you to reassess your criteria of failure. If you were a …

Moments Of Spontaneity In Auditions

Share this Post You know when you’re in a workshop and you’re doing your piece and there’s a distraction, something happens, but you keep going in the scene. There was that little interlude in the middle where you weren’t focused on the character and the character’s journey. Something distracted you and a spontaneous moment was created. How often after the …

How To Be A Smarter Actor

Share this Post I’ve spoken in the past about individuality and many of you now and going to say ‘he’s not banging on about individuality again is he?’ well no, but what I want to explain to you is what is your strong suit as an actor? What are the qualities that brand you as an actor? The point is …

The Difference Between Stage & Screen Acting

Share this Post The difference between stage acting and screen acting I can put as this; on stage you need to show us how you feel because we don’t know how you feel and you have exhibit a reaction or response. But you know what the camera does? The camera sees it. The camera knows how you feel so you …