Tag: spotlight prize

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • My Casting Story: Lewis Shepherd in ‘Dear England’ at the National Theatre

    My Casting Story: Lewis Shepherd in ‘Dear England’ at the National Theatre

    Actor Lewis Shepherd talks to us about how he won the role of Dele Alli in the National Theatre’s triumphant play ‘Dear England’ Lewis Shepherd is a familiar name here at Spotlight. As a graduate, he took part in the Spotlight Prize in 2022, representing Rose Bruford College and delivering two stunning monologues, including one he penned himself.…

  • Spotlight Prize 2023 Winners Announcement

    Spotlight Prize 2023 Winners Announcement

    Teddy Moore of The Lir and Shannon Watson of The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland win this year’s Spotlight Prize Since the 1950s, The Spotlight Prize has been an exciting opportunity for graduates to perform in front of an audience of industry professionals. And the decision about who got awarded this year’s Spotlight Prize couldn’t have been…

  • Judges Announced for Spotlight Prize 2023

    Judges Announced for Spotlight Prize 2023

    We’re delighted to announce our esteemed panel of judges for this year’s Spotlight Prize The Spotlight Prize is our annual showcase that helps to launch the careers of outstanding graduates, offering them a platform to raise their profile within the industry and to win a cash prize. This year one of the 20 graduates nominated…

  • Finalists Announced for 2023’s Spotlight Prize

    Finalists Announced for 2023’s Spotlight Prize

    We’re excited to announce the finalists and directors for this year’s Spotlight Prize The Spotlight Prize is our annual event where selected graduate nominees showcase their talents in front of industry professionals. Since the 50s, it’s been an exciting opportunity for graduates to perform in front of an audience of leading industry figures – helping to…

  • 12 Tips for Controlling Nerves

    12 Tips for Controlling Nerves

    Top tips to help deal with nerves ahead of auditions, performances or rehearsals Nerves can get the better of all of us. Even established actors get nervous before auditions, performances and in rehearsals as Imelda Staunton, Josette Simon, Alex Jenning and other actors have shared with us. The trick is knowing how to deal with them when…