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The Industry
Career Longevity: An Interview with Paul Bazely

We speak to Paul Bazely about his early days as an actor, as well as the powerful mantras and practices that have enabled him to work at the highest level for so long. While perhaps best known as Troy from hit comedy series Benidorm, Paul Bazely is certainly no stranger to our screens, stages or […]

film
tahlia norrish
television
The Industry
Fabien Frankel as 'Ser Criston Cole' in 'House of the Dragon' sitting in firelight
How Fabien Frankel Fired Up for ‘House of the Dragon’

Ahead of season 2, Actor Fabien Frankel looks back on how he got the role of ‘Ser Criston Cole’ in ‘House of the Dragon’. Like its predecessor, HBO’s House of the Dragon has been a wildly popular series, bringing back the political and familial scheming, epic battles, and fire-breathing dragons that made Game of Thrones […]

auditions
interview
self-taping
The Industry
Maurice the cat sitting on a table looking startled next to Keith from 'The Amazing Maurice'
Giving Voice to Animation with Robert Chandler

The producer of ‘The Amazing Maurice’ provides an insight into making animated films and what he looks for during voiceover auditions. Of all the ways to tell a story, perhaps none allows you more freedom and creativity than animation. Unlike live-action productions, your characters can be larger than life, you’re not restrained to real-world locations […]

casting directors
film
interview
The Essentials
An actress sitting in a chair with headphones while and actor stretches in the hallways, preparing for a performance.
5 Ways to Learn Your Lines

Five methods actors use to learn lines and tips for learning lines quickly from our Spotlight Prize 2023 winners and finalists. It’s always essential for actors to know their lines – whether it’s for an upcoming role or preparation for an audition. The sooner you have your lines memorised, the sooner you can focus on […]

acting advice
graduates
interview
The Industry
Queenie from 'Queenie' at a party dressed in bunny ears
Meet the Casting Director: Aisha Bywaters on ‘Queenie’

How casting director Aisha Bywaters cast Channel 4’s ‘Queenie’ and what she looks for in self-tapes and auditions. From the moment it was published, Candice Carty-Williams’ novel Queenie was one to watch. It spawned a four-way bidding war between publishing houses, and now it’s a much-anticipated television series on Channel 4, cast by the award-winning […]

auditions
casting directors
interview
The Essentials
An actor and two actresses smiling at the back of a wooden room while they wait to perform.
What Aspirations Drive an Actor?

A look at the acting goals and aspirations of our Spotlight Prize 2023 winners and finalists. The aspirations of actors can be as varied as their talents. Some performers dream of stardom and their name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, others want to be the representation they didn’t see on screens as children, or […]

interview
spotlight prize
starting out