Tag: interview

  • Casting Young Performers in ‘Matilda the Musical’

    Casting Young Performers in ‘Matilda the Musical’

    Tips from casting directors Lucy Bevan and Emily Brockmann on self-taping and their experience casting young performers in the ‘Matilda the Musical’ film. In the fantastical world of film, it’s the casting director’s job to find the right actors to bring stories to life on the big screen. This task is especially important when the…

  • Actors Talk About Their Favourite Roles

    Actors Talk About Their Favourite Roles

    Actors from ‘Wonka’, ‘Happy Valley’ and ‘Harlots’ tell us about their favourite roles from their acting careers. As actors, there are many factors that contribute to your overall professional experience when working on a production. While landing a role and having your talent acknowledged will always be considered a success, it’s the external elements that…

  • Rosalind Eleazar’s Advice for Spotlight Prize Nominees

    Rosalind Eleazar’s Advice for Spotlight Prize Nominees

    ‘Slow Horses’ star Rosalind Eleazar on what makes a good monologue and how to nail your acting showcase. Actress Rosalind Eleazar, best known for her role as ‘Louisa Guy’ in Slow Horses and ‘Agnes’ in The Personal History of David Copperfield, is a previous Spotlight Prize winner who returned to help judge 2023’s Spotlight Prize…

  • Finding Acting Work Overseas

    Finding Acting Work Overseas

    Tips on finding an agent and acting work abroad from ‘Happy Valley’ star Amit Shah. We know the nature of being an actor requires you to be ambitious. The industry insists on your pursuit and perseverance in finding and attending auditions; you have to carry that energy into acting jobs once you get them. As…

  • Angela Jones: Triumphs, Trials and Tips from a Spotlight Prize Winner

    Angela Jones: Triumphs, Trials and Tips from a Spotlight Prize Winner

    Best Stage Performance winner Angela Jones on life after drama school and her Spotlight Prize experience. Before graduating in 2022, Angela was nominated by her drama school, the London Academy of Dramatic Art (LAMDA), for the Spotlight Prize, and went on to win for Best Stage Performance. Since then, she’s gained agency representation, worked in…

  • Meet the Casting Director: Rachel Sheridan on Netflix’s ‘One Day’

    Meet the Casting Director: Rachel Sheridan on Netflix’s ‘One Day’

    Casting director Rachel Sheridan on her experience casting Netflix’s ‘One Day’, memorable cast moments, and what draws her to a project. Rachel Sheridan CDG is an award-winning casting director, responsible for casting some of the biggest shows around, including Channel 4’s Big Boys and the BAFTA and BAFTA CYMRU award-winning series In My Skin. Most…

  • What Casting Director Amy Hubbard Wants to See in the Audition Room

    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…

  • Succeeding as a Young Performer

    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…

  • Aaron Hodgetts: From Guildford School of Acting to ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel

    Aaron Hodgetts: From Guildford School of Acting to ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel

    2022’s Spotlight Prize winner tells us about their drama school journey, auditioning for ‘House of the Dragon’, and their experience as a non-binary performer. Before graduating in 2022, Aaron Hodgetts (They/Them) was nominated by their drama school, Guildford School of Acting, for the Spotlight Prize 2022. Previous nominees include Jodie Whittaker, Gwendoline Christie and Ben…

  • How to Deal with Nerves

    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…