Careers Advice for Actors from Tom Adams, Fruitcake Casting

Tom started off as an Actors Agent, before moving into casting, TV & Film. His casting company, Fruitcake Casting, works with some of the world’s leading brands and is at the forefront of international talent sourcing.

Top audition tips:

  • Write to commercial casting directors bi-annually to maximise your chance of being in the right place at the right time.
  • Have honest conversations with your agent.
  • Focus on your strengths not your weaknesses.
  • Be relaxed in auditions. Listen and take direction.
  • Make your profile work for you - use a colour headshot as your default picture, keep credits up to date.

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‘Super! Very relaxed and great advice.’ Nick Dutton

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