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whatacarryon2018 · 13/07/2018 11:22

I work in tv, film and theatre. I've had some amazing jobs but I've also had very long periods of no acting work...
Don't know if this will be of any interest to anyone but I've enjoyed reading the other threads so much and thought I'd throw my hat in the ring!
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squeelof1 · 13/07/2018 11:25

Any work with the BBC?

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mangomama91 · 13/07/2018 11:27

What do you do in the long periods of no acting?

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whatacarryon2018 · 13/07/2018 11:29

Yes. I've done quite a bit of bbc. I like the period dramas...
When I'm not working, I now run a Childrens party company which I can keep going throughout. I used to be a nanny (hence why I ended up on mumsnet) I also do a lot of voiceovers.

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VanillaSugar · 13/07/2018 11:45

What's your name?

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AlbusSeverusMalfoy · 13/07/2018 11:46

What have been in? Can you tell us the actual names of the film's and programmes?

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AveABanana · 13/07/2018 11:59

Is your DOB the same on IMDB and your birth certificate?

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SayNoToCarrots · 13/07/2018 12:05

Do you pay high rates for car insurance?

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Iwasjustabouttosaythat · 13/07/2018 12:05

Have you ever done a love scene with someone you either adored or hated?

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whatacarryon2018 · 13/07/2018 12:32

@AveABanana
Yes, my birth is the same on IMDb and birth certificate! Although i know a lot of people who have changed it by at least 5 years...

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whatacarryon2018 · 13/07/2018 12:34

@SayNoToCarrots
It's not ludicrously high but it's significantly higher than my friends who are teachers etc. It seems that I am deemed to be high risk.

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AlexanderHamilton · 13/07/2018 12:36

Where did you train & how old were you when you commenced training?

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whatacarryon2018 · 13/07/2018 12:36

@Iwasjustabouttosaythat
I've never done a full love scene with someone I didn't like but I have had a few on screen kisses with less than desirables..
Worst one was a kiss with someone reasonably well known (was in a well known bbc soap 🙄) anyway, his mouth smelled like rotten teeth. That's the only way I can describe it. Literal rot.
He was so nice though so I just got on with it but for days after, I could still smell it...

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whatacarryon2018 · 13/07/2018 12:39

@AlexanderHamilton
I trained at Mountview academy of theatre arts in London and I graduated when I was 22. It was an incredible experience and I was very fortunate to go. My parents didn't have the money, id previously done a year at a dance school, they gave me a place even though I couldn't pay as long as I helped with the evening classes for kids.
I then auditioned and got a place at Mountview and fortunately went on a scholarship.

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whatacarryon2018 · 13/07/2018 12:44

@Iwasjustabouttosaythat
I also did Panto one year with a man who insisted on shoving his tongue down my throat every night. He was the prince, I was Snow White. One night, I'd had enough and I bit it. That was the end of that.

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AlexanderHamilton · 13/07/2018 12:44

Good place to train. I’ve heard the top drama colleges don’t often take 18 year olds as they are too young unlike the dance colleges where you can go at 16.

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AlexanderHamilton · 13/07/2018 12:45

My dh taught there for a short while incidentally.

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LoveLifeLive87 · 13/07/2018 12:47

Have you ever experienced the Casting Couch?

Have you experienced nepotism personally?

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whatacarryon2018 · 13/07/2018 12:53

@AlexanderHamilton
Yes, I think that's true. I auditioned when I was 17 and didn't get in and then I went to dance school
For a year...I didn't really like dancing but it was the only thing I had where I lived. I then auditioned again and got in to start when I was 19.

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whatacarryon2018 · 13/07/2018 12:55

@LoveLifeLive87
I haven't experienced nepotism
Personally but it definitely goes on.

Casting couch. Sadly yes. One of my first auditions out of drama school was with a producer who said he "enjoyed my piece but enjoyed my tits more"
I was very young and didn't know what to say.

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Iwasjustabouttosaythat · 13/07/2018 13:24

Ugh, you poor thing. How repulsive. For the casting couch obviously, but sorry about the teeth and creep prince too. Confused

Do you have any incredibly scandalous stories about famous people you can share (without saying their names of course)?

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whatacarryon2018 · 13/07/2018 14:13

Lots of well known actors who are (even in this day and age) unable to be honest about their sexuality and that's very sad. Make and female I should add.

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elQuintoConyo · 13/07/2018 14:19

Have you ever said anything risqué to a gentleman of the clergy?

as the acttess said to the bishop Grin

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AlbusSeverusMalfoy · 13/07/2018 15:27

What's the most recent film or tv show you were in? Seriously just want to know if it's any thing I've seen. Lol

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thegrinningfox · 13/07/2018 15:36

Albus, really?

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AlbusSeverusMalfoy · 13/07/2018 15:41

Well yes really. Whilst I understand they don't have to answer any questions they clearly did say to ask anything. So just asking.

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