Actors & Supporting Artists

This page lists our articles aimed at actors and supporting artists, who are also known as extras and background artists.

The industry views acting and extra work as two different professions.

However, there is often an overlap between the two, and actors can find supporting artist work paying more of the bills between acting jobs.

Getting Started: Actors

Facebook Groups UK: Filmmaking Near Me

Casting Websites For UK Actors

Is Starnow Worth Paying For? Jobs (the Mandy Network)

Are Actors Considered Self-Employed?

Screen Actors with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Extras (Supporting/Background Artists)

How To Become A Film And TV Extra in The UK

How Much Do Extras Earn From UK Films & TV?

Extras Agencies In The UK

Finding An Agent

Acting Agencies: Which One Is Right For You?

Acting Agencies In London

Acting Agencies In South East England

Acting Agencies In South West England

Acting Agencies In Central England

Acting Agencies In North West England

Acting Agencies In North East England

Acting Agencies In Scotland

Acting Agencies In Wales

Acting Agencies In Northern Ireland


What Does A Casting Director Do?

Finding Free Monologues For Your Audition

Monobox & The Monobox Monologue Library

How to Balance Acting and a Job

What to Wear for Headshots

What To Wear To An Audition

How To Get An IMDb Credit

Setting Up the Best Ring Light for Self Tapes

Showreel For Actors

Training For Actors

Drama School & Actor Training To Start An Acting Career

How To Get Into Acting Without Drama School

Getting Into Drama School In The UK

Accredited Drama Schools UK

Acting Classes in Liverpool

Youth Theatres & Young Actor Companies

Summer Schools for 6th Formers

Oxbridge Summer Schools & Open Days

National Youth Theatre Audition Results Rejection? Try Again!

Acting Techniques & Exercises

What is the Stanislavski Method?

Ad Lib: Definition, meaning and examples of Ad Libbing

Tongue Twisters for Voice Actors

Types of Stage Space in Drama

Recent articles for actors

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