Deadly Acting Sin #7

Being an audience pleaser. Now, you may be thinking that that’s what you should be doing as an actor, pleasing the audience. Well, this is a very counterintuitive sin. You see if you are worried consciously or unconsciously about being … Read More

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Deadly Sin #6

Delusion. Let’s kick this one off with a quote from Johann Peter Eckermann, a German poet and author from the 1800s, who was a friend of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the famous writer and statesmen. “At table, the ladies praised … Read More

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Deadly Acting Sin #5

Envy. This sin is a philosophical one, but one that needs discussing because when this insidious sin enters the psyche, it destroys everything in its path, including acting talent. When I was starting out as an actor, I shared a … Read More

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Deadly Acting Sin #3

Which is… …not being able to trigger emotion on demand. Many (probably most) actors have no plan for how emotion can be authentically triggered at will. They will say that they will just imagine the characters’ circumstances and BOOM, an … Read More

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Deadly Acting Sin #2

Deadly Acting Sin #2, which is capable of killing off your acting ability quicker than saying, Martin Scorsese. So what is it? Drum roll…outside-in characterisation. Many an actor will read the play, come to some logical conclusions about the character … Read More

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Acting Cage Fight: Bradley Cooper V Rami Malek (Round 2)

You may have seen the commotion I caused a few weeks ago.

I posted on my blog about why Bradley Cooper should have won the Golden Globe for Best Actor for his performance in ‘A Star Is Born’ rather than Rami Malek for his performance in the Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’

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