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Your Dream Roles Inspired by the Black British Theatre Award Nominations
Our favourite dream roles from the Black British Theatre Award nominations, submitted by Spotlight members The Black British Theatre Awards were established to highlight the influence of black British actors, performers and creatives in the UK Theatre industry held at the National Theatre on Sunday 29 October 2023.  To celebrate the 5th award ceremony, Spotlight […]
first person
musical theatre
The Essentials
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Sean McGinley’s Tips for Learning Scripts

Advice from the ‘Braveheart’ actor on how to start your acting career and learn a script Donegal-born actor Sean McGinley has had a career that spans decades and roles in countless well-known productions, including Braveheart, Gangs of New York, Shetland, The Alienist, and, most recently, the independent film Wait for Me. We had the chance […]

soft skills
The Essentials
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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 […]

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Lifestyle & Wellbeing
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Nutrition Tips for Performers to Prevent Fatigue and Injury

What you should eat to boost your energy, stamina and recovery when acting and how to add variety to your diet Performers, we are artistic athletes. This means that we often have the same energy requirements as many athletes in professional sports but are in the unique position of having to balance those requirements with […]

soft skills
The Industry
BAFTA Scotland Awards 2023: The Full Winners List

‘Aftersun’, ‘Mayflies’ and Lauren Lyle win multiple awards at the BAFTA Scotland Awards 2023 On Sunday 19 November 2023, the winners of the BAFTA Scotland Awards 2023 were announced during a ceremony in Glasgow. Hosted by presenter Edith Bowman, the awards celebrated the very best in film and TV talent from the past year, with […]

The Industry
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Understanding Trans and Non-Binary Casting with Gendered Intelligence

Gendered Intelligence shares their insight into trans performer rights and what language is appropriate to use in breakdowns and the casting room Trans people and the creative arts are natural allies. As such, Spotlight has been working with Gendered Intelligence to improve their understanding of diverse gender expressions within the arts. It was important for […]

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The Industry
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Six British Films You Won’t Want to Miss From the BFI London Film Festival 2023

We look at six unmissable British productions from this year’s BFI London Film Festival In October 2023, the annual British Film Institute London Film Festival celebrated its 67th year. Returning to in-person screenings and a popular online platform, the festival brought feature-length, short form and episodic new releases to audiences up and down the country. […]

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