Grants for Actors UK

Grants for actors in the UK can help aspiring performers access acting training, develop the skills of working actors and dancers, and help pay the bills when performers are affected by illness, disability, or hard times.  This page shows some of the sources of help available. Can you get a scholarship for acting? Intensive acting…

Do actors really kiss?

Actors use a variety of acting techniques to create believable characters, but do they really kiss? And how do they kiss well enough to make us believe there is an emotional connection there? After all, the actors we see in these intimate moments are work colleagues, and they are surrounded by entire teams of crew…

Screen Actors with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

For years, neurodiverse characters in movies and TV shows were almost always played by a neurotypical actor, and audiences rarely saw these roles played by screen actors with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Types of Stage Space in Drama

Wondering about the types of stage space and what they are good for? Perhaps you’re unclear why all stages aren’t the same – or maybe thought every professional stage is like the traditional one found in Victorian era theatres. Several types of stage space in drama settings are commonly in use today, even across the…

Acting Techniques to Build a Believable Character

Acting techniques help trained actors portray their roles with depth and expertise. Actors’ training teach the art of bringing believable and realistic characters to appreciative audiences with these systems and methods. Good actors must learn and finesse a wide range of skills. These include memorisation, voice projection, movement, characterisation, and crying on demand. Also audition…

What to Wear for Headshots

Choosing what to wear for headshots takes a great deal of time and planning and every successful actor prepares their headshot clothing carefully. You can’t take your whole wardrobe with you, yet you’ve got to plan for every suitable casting breakdown for the next year or so. With black and white acting headshot photos long…

What is the Stanislavski Method?

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The Stanislavski Method is a system of acting technique for training actors that was developed by the Russian theatre practitioner Konstantin Stanislavski. The method involves an actor’s four levels of skills – physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual – and focuses on a type of imaginary behaviour in which an actor gives a convincing portrayal of…