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Award-winning acting blog featuring curated blog articles written by actors and those who live in close proximity, on a variety of subjects: family to industry, community to mental health. With regular posts by podcast creator and host Jonathan Harden.

Latest Blog Posts

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

By |November 25th, 2018|Categories: Advice to Actors, Comment, Muggle Life|Tags: , , |

Advice to a Teenage Actor, from John Cleese.

1997. At my local theatre, the same one where my youth theatre does it’s shows, there is to be a charity screening of the Life of Brian and a Q&A afterwards with John Cleese. My dad had secured tickets for him and myself, excellent. So we went along and watched

By |November 20th, 2018|Categories: Journal, Muggle Life|Tags: , , |
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Brand New Denise Gough Episode

With two weeks to go before Angels in America opens at the NT, I have a brand new Denise Gough interview ready to release into the world. I know you want it…

By |March 27th, 2017|Categories: Community, Industry, Money|
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WATCH the UK Emerging Actors Roundtable (PARTS 1 & 2)

Watch the very first UK Emerging Actors Roundtable, a new collaboration between Honest Actors and Spotlight…

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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

By |September 29th, 2016|Categories: *Trending Now*, Community, Humour|

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