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Getting Work
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 […]

auditions
casting directors
interview
Young Performers
Kyrelle Lammy receiving an award on stage at the Black British Theatre Awards 2023
Succeeding as a Young Performer

Young actor Kyrelle Lammy on dealing with nerves, learning lines, and winning twice at the Black British Theatre Awards. At the Black British Theatre Awards 2023, we had the chance to talk to young performer Kyrelle Lammy, who took home the Disability Champion Award (sponsored by Spotlight) and the Best Supporting Male Actor Award for […]

awards
diversity/inclusivity
interview
The Essentials
How to Deal with Nerves

Advice from performers on how to overcome your nerves when acting on stage or during an audition. Being nervous is a part of every performer’s life. Whether it’s in our new studios waiting for your audition, on stage, or the moment before a director yells, “Action!” we’ve all experienced it – from award-winning, experienced actors […]

auditions
interview
mental health
The Industry
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 […]

auditions
interview
open house
The Essentials
Papers and pages and parcels spread on a table
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 […]

interview
ireland
soft skills
The Essentials
Actors and casting directors talking at the Spotlight Prize 2023
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, […]

casting directors
interview
networking