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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!
DancingDot · 13/07/2018 22:08
I have a child who loves being on stage and has suggested they may want to pursue an acting career. Would you recommend that I encourage this now (when they are still a child - under 10) or do you think that it is healthier to wait until they are older? Do you know any child actors or people who used to be child actors and do they seem damaged by the profession?
whatacarryon2018 · 13/07/2018 23:25
All the time. I spend most of my life telling my boyfriend that I'm going to train to be a midwife or a primary school teacher or a chef....Then I get another job and I remember that I have the best job in the world and get over myself 🤩
whatacarryon2018 · 14/07/2018 15:07
I've done a west end show where I had my own 'track' and had to learn three other peoples also. When you're rehearsing ever day and it's the only
Thing to think about. It just goes in!
What i find tricky is when I have to learn a script for a self
Tape audition. I usually find sectioning it down into units of 'what that section is actually about' is the only way to learn it.
whatacarryon2018 · 14/07/2018 18:59
I prefer doing theatre. There's nothing quite like a live audience. However. Acting for tv and film is so much more intimate and small and there's something lovely about that also. I guess what I'm saying is that I like doing both but ideally I'd be doing theatre.
feral · 14/07/2018 22:17
Whenever I watch live theatre there's always a couple of cast members I spend too much time trying to think what tv I've seen them in before- would you be one of those faces? e.g. a familiar face but maybe not such a familiar name.
(I went to see Translations last week for Colin Morgan reasons, cough, and at the end my sister was saying one of the characters was familiar... She hadn't recognised the amazing Ciaran Hinds despite us both mooning over his Captain Wentworth many times over the years.)
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