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.

Keeping my anxiety hidden makes it worse – so let’s talk…

My first ever acting job was a nappy commercial (thankfully, at 14 months, I was #nappybodyready). From then on, my career flourished with other commercials, TV jobs, and film roles steadily coming in over the next ten years or so. Words cannot explain how jealous adult Carli is of child Carli’s acting career.

As a child

“My body and mind had finally given up” – What I Learned From Depression

I remember the day vividly. I walked slowly out onto the blistering noise of Uxbridge Road, dragged myself step by step through Hammersmith and into what I subconsciously expected to be my final day as a LAMDA student.

I was 21 years old, 2 weeks into rehearsals to play Macbeth in a final year

Daniel Crespin

Daniel Crespin. 24 year old actor, writer and musician. Recent LAMDA Graduate. Represented by Nancy Hudson Associates.

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.

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It’s time to start high-fiving each other at Spotlight

 

I’m done with it. I’m done with playing the game. I’m done.

I’m not even sure who invented the game, but knowing what I do about actors, I’m going to say we did it to ourselves. We love to punish ourselves. Well, if we made it, we can break it. And I’m willing to lead the

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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The Ultimate Actor Joke

There are lots of lovely actor jokes; you might have already heard some of the better known ones. The punchlines are usually how I remember them:

‘Oh Mr Bargee, could we have a word about billing’

Actor: ‘What, Lionel Blair?’ Agent: ‘Yes’

‘Could you possibly launder this cheque?’

‘Eats the bones, fucks the other dogs and asks to go home early’

This

Trevor Cooper

Actor for 36 years and counting. Also a Voice-Over Artist, Singer, Assistant Choreographer and *genuine* Ballet Mistress, Drama Coach, Acting Teacher, Stage-Fighter (2nd attempt), Designated Driver, Ex-Husband, Security Guard, Minicab Driver, Friend, Son, Brother, Lover …and Good Company Member.

*Trending Now*, Humour|
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If casting directors sent automatic updates…

You may have already seen Stephen Fletcher’s open email to Equity and Spotlight (his #letusknow campaign or the longer-standing @giveusano Twitter account), read the recent ‘Soapbox’ article in The Stage, or remember Trevor Cooper’s article on the subject for the Honest Actors’ Blog. In any case, it’s impossible to deny that there is a growing chorus of voices speaking out about the radio silence that often follows auditions.

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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[UPDATED] Disability: Jayne’s Turning Point

UPDATE 26/03/2016: Neurosurgeons have suggested Jayne have a neuro stimulator inserted in her occipital nerve, which if successful will reduce the head pain.

Jayne Dickinson

Lover of all things creative. Write to play xxx

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Unrequited Love: Why Does Acting Hate Me?

Unrequited love happened to me when I was 14 and I’d never suffered such unjust agony before. It seemed impossible that the recipient of my infatuation would barely register when I came into the room. The total indifference was made all the more torturous by alarmingly sporadic, very occasional, incredibly minor – glimmers of hope. A smile. A friendly hug. A ‘how are you?’ became the axis upon which my world could spin or stick.

A.N. Actor

Sometimes someone submits a blog and requests that it be published anonymously. This is not *The* Anonymous Actor, just someone who wishes not to be identified.

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