Author: Natasha Raymond

  • Rosalind Eleazar’s Advice for Spotlight Prize Nominees

    Rosalind Eleazar’s Advice for Spotlight Prize Nominees

    ‘Slow Horses’ star Rosalind Eleazar on what makes a good monologue and how to nail your acting showcase. Actress Rosalind Eleazar, best known for her role as ‘Louisa Guy’ in Slow Horses and ‘Agnes’ in The Personal History of David Copperfield, is a previous Spotlight Prize winner who returned to help judge 2023’s Spotlight Prize…

  • Olivier Awards 2024 – Nominees Revealed

    Olivier Awards 2024 – Nominees Revealed

    ‘Sunset Boulevard’, ‘Guys & Dolls’ and ‘Dear England’ lead nominations at the Olivier Awards 2024. The nominees for the Olivier Awards 2024 have now been revealed, with the Savoy Theatre’s Sunset Boulevard leading the pack with an amazing 11 nominations. The National Theatre’s Dear England and the Bridge Theatre’s Guys & Dolls also have an…

  • What Casting Director Amy Hubbard Wants to See in the Audition Room

    What Casting Director Amy Hubbard Wants to See in the Audition Room

    Audition room tips from the casting director of ‘The Lord of the Rings’, ‘Time’ and ‘Assassin’s Creed: Origins’. During her incredible career, casting director Amy Hubbard has worked on various film, television and video game projects, including blockbusters like The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, and hit television series like Apple TV+’s Hijack…

  • Emmy Award Winners 2023

    Emmy Award Winners 2023

    ‘Succession’ and ‘The Bear’ lead at the awards with six wins each, with ‘Beef’ and ‘The White Lotus’ among other winners. The winners of the 75th Emmy Awards have now been announced at a ceremony at the Peacock Theatre in Los Angeles. The awards, which were postponed to January 2024 due to the SAG-AFTRA Actors’…

  • Updating Your Spotlight Details

    Updating Your Spotlight Details

    Why it’s important to keep your Spotlight ‘Details’ section up-to-date, and the benefit of adding this information to your Spotlight profile. When it comes to your Spotlight profile, it’s easy to forget the little things. We’re mainly focused on ensuring we have our most recent credits, headshots and showreels uploaded, and while these things are…

  • My Casting Story: Karl Queensborough in ‘Hamilton’ on the West End

    My Casting Story: Karl Queensborough in ‘Hamilton’ on the West End

    Performer Karl Queensborough tells us about playing the lead in ‘Hamilton’ and offers advice for actors hoping to appear in the West End. Spotlight member Karl Queensborough has appeared in various productions, but most notably he played the lead role of ‘Alexander Hamilton’ in the worldwide phenomenon Hamilton on the West End. We got the…

  • How to Get Started in Puppetry

    How to Get Started in Puppetry

    Tips and advice for actors wanting to get started in puppetry, and what happens in a puppetry casting When you hear the term ‘puppetry’, you likely think of Sesame Street, The Muppets and other children’s educational shows. However, puppetry in theatre can be a powerful tool that allows actors to convey complex emotions and stories…

  • Working with Casting Directors

    Working with Casting Directors

    The role of a casting director and why actors need to build relationships with them Casting directors are often the unsung heroes of a production. It’s the casting director who will find the perfect actor for the role, l often emphasising the importance of diversity and new talent to the production company. As an actor,…

  • Industry Forum Highlights – London 2023

    Industry Forum Highlights – London 2023

    Channel 4 Present: Mirror on the Industry Hosted by Mel Brown (Customer Success Manager, Spotlight), Presenters: Samantha Cannons & Sophia Field (Research Managers, Channel 4), Panellists: Selma Nicholls CDA (Look Like Me Casting), Sue Moore (Zebedee Management) & Marcus Rider (Chair of RADA, CEO of Film & TV Charity) Watch the recording of Channel 4…

  • The Winners of the Black British Theatre Awards 2023

    The Winners of the Black British Theatre Awards 2023

    Actors Jazz Lintott, Toyin Ayedun-Alase and Kyrelle Lammy win multiple awards at the Black British Theatre Awards 2023 On Sunday 29 October 2023, the Black British Theatre Awards 2023 took place at the National Theatre’s Lyttelton Theatre in Southbank, London. This is the fifth awards ceremony since the Black British Theatre Awards was established to…