Golden Rules for Actors

  • Nigel Peever

    Actor

    I've been around for quite a while now, and it would be wonderful to share some wise words.... (but if anything I'm more confused than ever!). So please share your wise words, your "Golden Rules", keep 'em short, explain them if you want but keep the rule itself to a sentence or two.

    I suppose I ought to start the ball rolling and so in keeping the gold theme.

    1. All that glisters is not Gold.

    • 30th Mar 2017
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  • Julia Lacey

    Actor

    I am learning to stop being so stressed about acting because it kills the enjoyment it's meant to bring.

    • 23rd Feb 2017
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  • Hannah Jane Yeoman

    Actor

    Give out what you most want to come back :)

    • 23rd Feb 2017
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  • Hannah Jane Yeoman

    Actor

    Oh and: Do it now. Sometimes 'later' becomes 'never'

    Both good advice in general I think! I look forward to hearing other people's words of wisdom x

    • 23rd Feb 2017
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  • Ketorah Williams

    Actor

    Audition prep! Learn the lines... learn the lines.... and be off book, there's no short cut with this one.. learn the lines!

    • 23rd Feb 2017
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  • Ben Gardner Gray

    Actor

    Play!

    • 24th Feb 2017
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  • Lewis Allcock

    Actor

    Turn up on time! Seriously important!

    • 24th Feb 2017
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  • Corey Malone

    Actor

    Never burn your bridges

    This industry is tightly knit. People talk.

    • 25th Feb 2017
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  • Bryn Hodgen

    Actor

    Don't see an audition as a job opportunity. Just go and present your best work, leave and forget about it!

    • 25th Feb 2017
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  • Jeremy Reece

    Actor

    I wouldn't presume to add to this excellent list except to say one of my 'bibles' is 'The 50 golden rules of acting' by Andy Nyman.

    • 25th Feb 2017
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  • Hannah Jane Yeoman

    Actor

    Yes Jeremy I love that book! 'Be happy, you'll work more'

    • 25th Feb 2017
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  • Jeremy Reece

    Actor

    :-)

    • 25th Feb 2017
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  • Alan Kenny

    Actor

    Dont do a naked scene on a very very cold day !

    • 26th Feb 2017
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  • Jeremy Reece

    Actor

    Or you'll end up with a very small part?

    • 26th Feb 2017
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  • John Mackie

    Actor

    Believe in your self, have a purpose, set goals, achieve them. Make it happen.

    • 27th Feb 2017
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  • Felix Brunger

    Actor

    Positive Vibes Only :)

    • 27th Feb 2017
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  • Caroline Oakes

    Actor

    Enjoy, you are doing something you LOVE. Many don't get the opportunity. Work hard be determined and always be gracious.

    • 27th Feb 2017
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  • Alexander Hunt

    Actor

    Show up on time

    Know your lines

    Be polite

    Get asked back

    • 1st Mar 2017
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  • Nicola Foxfield

    Actor

    Remember, acting is your job. Yes, it can be a wonderful, glorious life changing job but it's still a job. Often it can be all consuming; don't let it take over. Have a life outside work.

    • 1st Mar 2017
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    When you walk out of a casting, forget about it and move on! Don't stress about what you've done - it won't do anything!

    • 1st Mar 2017
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