Author: Sarah Ridgway

  • Tax Tips for the Self-Employed Actor

    Tax Tips for the Self-Employed Actor

    How performers can register as self-employed and what is tax deductible as an actor. Being a performer requires a lot of work – you have to learn lines, film self-tapes and go to auditions – all while juggling the rest of your life. Self-employed actors in the UK also manage their financial aspects and are…

  • How to Start Your Acting Career in London

    How to Start Your Acting Career in London

    How to become an actor in London, including where to find auditions, drama schools and the cost of living in the capital. London is the centre of the UK’s entertainment industry, making it a popular base for performers. Often referred to as the ‘theatre capital of the world’, it has around 40 theatres in and…

  • How to Prepare for a Table Read

    How to Prepare for a Table Read

    Tips for preparation when attending a read-through and what actors do during a table read. Landing an acting role is a great feeling and there’s no doubt you’ll be eager to get started. Whether the part is for a stage or screen production, actors are often invited to a table read – this is an…

  • Who Actors Work with in Film

    Who Actors Work with in Film

    What to expect on a film set and the crew you might work with Getting cast for a role in a film is the ultimate goal for many actors and despite the nerves, the first day on set is a rewarding experience. If you’re used to working in theatre or on a student film, the…

  • How to Start Your Acting Career in Scotland

    How to Start Your Acting Career in Scotland

    How to start your acting career in Scotland, find acting jobs and the expected cost of living in Edinburgh and Glasgow for 2023 Scotland is steeped in culture that goes way beyond its famous ceilidhs and iconic bagpipes. The country’s breathtaking scenery played the backdrop for films such as Harry Potter, Sunshine on Leith and…

  • How to Start Your Acting Career in Leeds

    How to Start Your Acting Career in Leeds

    What you need to know about living and working in Leeds as an actor, including what acting schools are available, how to find auditions, and the cost of living locally Leeds is home to a vibrant cultural scene and has produced successful home-grown talent such as Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) and Gemma Whelan (Game of…

  • Who Actors Work with in Television

    Who Actors Work with in Television

    What to expect on the set of a TV production and the crew you may work with Filming a role in a TV show is an exhilarating experience that requires actors and a behind-the-scenes crew to work together to achieve the creative vision. The crew who work in TV are skilled professionals who each play a…

  • I Didn’t Get Into Drama School: What Next?

    I Didn’t Get Into Drama School: What Next?

    Not getting into drama school may feel like the end of the world, but it isn’t. Here, we share tips for actors on what to do next if you didn’t get a placement at drama school September signals the start of the term for drama schools across the country. This is an exciting period for…

  • Who Actors Work with on Voice Over Jobs

    Who Actors Work with on Voice Over Jobs

    What to expect in a recording studio and the crew you may work with on a voice job The voice over industry offers actors a range of exciting opportunities, from adverts and animation to podcasts and audiobooks. No voice over job is the same – one could be a couple of hours in a studio,…

  • The Importance of Positive Representation in the Acting Industry

    The Importance of Positive Representation in the Acting Industry

    From disability to gender and female characters, understanding why representation matters in film, theatre and media is crucial. Explore the impact of on-screen diversity, good examples of representation, and the positive effects diverse portrayals in the entertainment industry brings The UK and Ireland are home to an incredible crop of diverse talent delivering scene-stealing performances…