Tag: acting

  • Creating Compelling Characters

    Creating Compelling Characters

    Actor and drama school teacher Des Fleming shares his advice and practical exercises to help you create compelling characters. Des Fleming hosted a brilliant workshop at our recent Open House event where he explained that bringing characters to life requires a process of exploration and investigation. Here, we summarise some of the valuable insights he…

  • Caring for Your Voice in Winter

    Caring for Your Voice in Winter

    Winter voice care tips and advice for vocal recovery after a cold or congestion. We asked spoken voice coach, podcaster and voiceover artist, Nic Redman, for her top tips for caring for your voice during the cold season and what we can be doing to look after our voices this winter. 12-minute listen. Episode Transcript Kristyn Coutts: Hello…

  • Comedy and Social Media: Jonny Weldon’s Acting Story

    Comedy and Social Media: Jonny Weldon’s Acting Story

    In this episode of the Spotlight Podcast, we chat to actor and comedian Jonny Weldon about auditions, comedy, making your own work and social media. Spotlight member Jonny Weldon is an actor, writer, comedian, and content creator who has performed on stage and screen from a young age. He can be seen in Sneakerhead, Stath Lets Flats,…

  • What actors need to know about Theatre in Education

    What actors need to know about Theatre in Education

    Find out what Theatre in Education is, the opportunities it presents for actors and how to get started. Theatre in Education (TiE) is theatre that takes place in an educational setting such as schools, colleges, pupil referral units, and even onsite at museums and exhibitions. The performances are message-focused and educational, offering a different way…

  • Transitioning from Theatre to TV

    Transitioning from Theatre to TV

    Making the change from performing at the theatre to on-camera is not always an easy transition. Actress Karen Johal writes about the differences and difficulties when making the move from stage to the small screen. I’ve worked on several shows over the years both off-broadway in New York and at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre – my…

  • Staying Empowered Throughout Your Acting Career

    Staying Empowered Throughout Your Acting Career

    Eight principles and actionable habits to help steer you towards an empowered frame of mind. Empowerment: The feeling of control over the course of our lives. The belief our actions can create the results we desire. Empowerment is a wonderful word and a powerful concept. But is it something we can apply to an acting career? Where…

  • Why I Became an Actor

    Why I Became an Actor

    We spoke to performers attending the Casting Directors Awards 2022 to find out what made them want to become actors. The Casting Directors Awards (CDGs) are over for another year. Trophies were awarded, speeches were given, laughs were had and drinks were drunk. Meanwhile we jumped at the chance to speak with some of the performer…

  • Spotlight expands its joining criteria

    Spotlight expands its joining criteria

    We’re excited to announce our new criteria for joining Spotlight as a performer. We’ve spent a great deal of time developing our criteria, taking on performer, agent and casting director feedback and carrying out discussions with numerous industry groups. View this article in BSL here Listen to the audio version of this article here We’ve…

  • Bridgerton’s Lizzy Talbot on Intimacy Coordination

    Bridgerton’s Lizzy Talbot on Intimacy Coordination

    We speak with intimacy coordinator Lizzy Talbot to gain an insight into her role and what it entails on set. Former theatre fight director Lizzy Talbot is one of the world’s most sought-after intimacy coordinators for film and TV. Her work on Bridgerton, The Witcher and This Is Going to Hurt have helped deliver some of the most dynamic scenes on the…

  • Advice for Preparing for a Showcase

    Advice for Preparing for a Showcase

    We asked last year’s Spotlight Prize nominees what advice they would give to anyone preparing for a showcase. Here’s what they said… Look at it as an opportunity to do what you love doing. Nothing more. Get in there and have fun. Bounce some ideas around and bring some to the table. Adam Isla O’Brien…