Resources, guidance and tips for actors and creatives. Interviews with top actors, practitioners, directors and industry professionals.
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Applying for drama school can be a daunting task. With so many factors out of your control, the one thing you can take complete control of is the speeches you choose that will showcase who you are and what you can do. This guide will help you to find great monologues and make the best choices.
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Bally Gill is an actor best known for playing Romeo in the RSC’s 2018 Romeo and Juliet, Neel Fisher in the BBC drama Sherwood with David Morrissey and Adeel Akhtar, and leading role Dr Valentine in Allelujah alongside acting royalty Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi and David Bradley. He discusses his latest work and gives an insight into his actor process.
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Mel Churcher is a world-renowned acting, voice and dialect coach who has worked with Hollywood stars such as Daniel Craig, Keira Knightley, Gerard Butler, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jet Li, to name but a few. Alongside extensive work on blockbuster films and high-profile TV series, Mel has taught in most of the major London drama schools, delivered courses all over the world and written two books on acting. Ahead of the release of her new book 'The Elemental Actor', we sit down and deep dive into her craft.
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Jamie Body is an entertainment journalist, content creator, business coach and mentor. He's worked on a multitude of illustrious events and with top brands such as the Olivier Awards, Raindance Film Festival and Broadway World UK (to name a few), and interviewed A-listers including Mel Gibson, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Christian Slater. With a background in content creation, social media and marketing, Jamie also coaches creatives in 'the business of show business' and hosts a podcast of the same name.
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Rob Mallard is best known for his role as Daniel in Coronation Street which he began in 2016 and continues to play as a regular, much-loved character on the soap. In 2017, Rob was awarded Best Newcomer at The British Soap Awards, and following a harrowing but poignant cancer storyline at the end of last year that centred around Rob and his on-screen wife, Sinead (Katie McGlynn), Coronation Street has received a BAFTA nomination for Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment of the year.
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Laura Neal is a British writer whose TV credits include Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Tiger Aspect/ITV2), My Mad Fat Diary (Drama Republic/C4) and Tatau (Touchpaper/BBC). She has also written multiple episodes for Netflix projects including the Idris Elba series Turn Up Charlie and the international hit Sex Education. She has written on the third series of Killing Eve (Sid Gentle/BBC) and has recently been announced as the lead writer and an executive producer for season four. I chat with her about the TV industry.
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Donnacadh O'Briain is an Olivier Award-winning director whose productions have played at The Royal Shakespeare Company, in the West End, and internationally. In 2017 his production of Rotterdam received an Olivier for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre and went on to play at The Arts Theatre (West End) before embarking on a UK tour.
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Shekinah's previous credits include American Idiot (UK Tour), Hair & Hair50 (Hope Mill Theatre - Vaults Theatre), The Lion King (Disney Theatrical, UK and International Tour) and most recently, her West End run of the smash-hit musical Six which she's currently taking on its UK tour. Despite her jam-packed schedule, she made time to chat and answer a few of my questions.
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The performing arts industry is changing. More and more casting directors, directors, agents and theatres use social media as a vehicle for their latest project, and I’m not just talking about student films and profit shares. Major castings are regularly opened up to the twittersphere. It’s never been more important for actors to have an online presence and if utilised correctly, social media can be an incredibly powerful tool. But where to start?