Fat Chance: Life As A Size 16 Actress

I am a size 16. 

The size that flies off the shelves in my local New Look. 

The size of most of my female friends. 

The average size of women in the UK. 

In life I feel quite confident – I wear bikinis on holiday, got married at this size and generally live my best life – as long

Rachel Stockdale

Actor, theatre-maker & Acting Tutor. Tentative Youtuber & Podcaster. Former optical assistant, barmaid, call centre worker & waitress. Refused to do any of those jobs again in 2016 after graduating from ALRA North and never looked back – I would rather be poor than sell my soul. North East born and bred. My dream is to earn Equity Minimum.

There Is Life AFTER Drama School.

Here I am sitting to write a blog for actors whilst reading a script for an audition on a train to London. Who the bloody hell do I think I am?!

Sometimes, I’m Barbara Streisand (cue the opening of ‘Don’t Rain on my god damn Parade’) and other times, I’m at home all day in my

Georgia Tuohey

Human/Actress/Singer/Songwriter/ ½ Northern ½ Southern/Lover of Sleep, Coffee, Interiors & poz vibes.

To Holiday or Not To Holiday? The Actor’s Dilemma

There’s a tiresome list of things people tell you when you decide to work in the freelance or artistic world. The top three generally are:

‘The pay is shit’- Your parents.
‘How do expect to get on the housing ladder?’- Your grandparents.
‘It’s not a real job’- your racist Uncle Terry.*

And I usually answer thusly:

Kieron Tufft

Actor, Playwright, Poet, Clown in training, Musician, Ex-Journalist (can’t you tell?), Bartender (of course). Using his bio as free advertising. Once did an orgy scene whilst in disguise.

5 Lessons from an Emerging Actor

Ah, the holiday season is upon us. Time to relax, unwind and gorge ourselves silly on absolutely anything with an abnormally high number of calories that is festively shaped like a Christmas tree. Its a time to spend with the ones you love. You gather around the table, place your paper crown on your head

Louise Waller

Actor/Actress/Writer/Cats Mother/Liability/Award-Winning user of the forward slash.

Actors and Tractors: T.I.E, An Industry Workhorse

A congregation of crows gathers silently on the roof of the neighbourless cottage.  Not another soul can be seen through the heavy fog that spans for miles over the flat and flooded farmland beyond, except of course for a single, solitary scarecrow, its face clumsily etched upon a galvanised bucket head. Although the eyes have

Chris Thomson

Actor, musician, writer, podcaster, dedicated jobber and industry all-rounder. Known for turning up on time, generally saying all the right lines (though not necessarily in the right order) and having grown an impressive beard with the sole intention of deceiving others into believing he has a chin. You can see and hear more of Chris’s content by checking out his very own blog and podcast; ‘Are You Still Doing Your Acting?’.

The ‘What Do You Do?’ Debacle

Now, this is a very simple question with a neatly pre-packaged answer for most people. It is often the first thing that we are asked by strangers, as if the job that we ended up doing to pay our bills and purchase the occasional half shandy is what reveals the most about ourselves. For as

Rebecca Newman

Actor and writer. I can usually be found causing nonsense in some lovely children’s theatre. Or…sometimes I moonlight as a teaching assistant and grown up. Oo, fancy. My favourite compliment I ever received was ‘You dress like a wizard that’s pretending its a muggle.’

‘How important is luck in an acting career?’

I’ve been asking this question in the podcast from the start. So I figured it was time we got a definitive answer. Not from me, obviously. Over resident ‘acting cheerleader’, Anthony English…

Luck, fate, kismet. It has a variety of names and everyone of them it can be an absolute bastard. It is a precarious, treacherous

Anthony English

Actor turned PhD (Moral & Political Psychology). NEET to undergraduate tutor. Feckless youth to funded researcher.

  • Katie Redford

The Actor’s Guide To Surviving the Really F*cking Quiet Bit

Oh! Hello horrifically, deadly silent acting patch! What are you doing back here so soon? Honestly, there was absolutely no rush. I was doing fine. But, well, here you are…all quiet, unwelcome and absolutely pissing USELESS. There’s only so much sitting in coffee shops, hiding behind a laptop and drinking coffee’s that I can’t afford, an out of work Actress like myself, can do. And in all honesty, between me and you, it’s driving me absolutely insane.

Katie Redford

Actress/Writer/Face for the Radio

  • Katie Elin-Salt

A friendly guide to auditions

Here is a brief list of important things I have learnt about auditioning. I should point out to avoid wasting all of your time that absolutely none of these tips involve help in actually getting the job once you’re in the room. Still trying to figure that one out for myself. I’ll let you know. 

Katie Elin-Salt

Katie is an actor, singer and musician from Bridgend in South Wales now living in London. She has done some nice bits of work in all these things over the last few years that she’s chuffed with.

Aside from this – most commonly known Princess Elsa on weekends, she has also starred as Peppa Pig and Supergirl in various children’s parties across the UK. You may also recognise Katie from working in the returns section of Ann Summers Cardiff at Christmas 2010. Series Regular of Judge Judy (Playing person watching it on the sofa whilst once again not in the gym)

  • Advice for Actors

Contribute to #ActorSunscreen 2.0

It’s time to give a little back to the Honest Actors’ community. It’s time to share some of your hard-earned wisdom. It’s time to share the things you still struggle with.

As part of getting the social media accounts buzzing again – and generating some buzz for the potential new series – I have put together

Jonathan Harden

Actor. VO. Director.

Former barman, waiter, cook, labourer, ‘tugger’, security guard, dish washer, removals man, bouncer, office manager, Wendy’s ‘Crew Member’, Costa ‘barista’, snooker table maintenance guy, shop assistant, usher, boom op, golf buggy driver, and one-time pretend bank robber.

Started this thing thinking nobody would listen.

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