movie acting

The Unconscious – Saturation & Character

“At times I thought he was me” Eddie Redmayne   When talking about his portrayal of renowned scientist Stephen Hawking in the upcoming Oscar contender The Theory of Everything, Eddie Redmayne encapsulates the essence of a tried and tested method … Read More


Using Your Body and Voice

  “Actors should…wear a costume, adjust the volume of their voice, achieve physical transformation into the character they portray, allocate their muscular energy efficiently, and model themselves into anything in gesture, voice or musical speech.” Yevgeny Vakhtangov   Movement and, … Read More


Freeing Your Instrument

  “It’s your own self-serving stuff that gets in the way. You get out of the way of yourself to be able to express what it really is. It’s all about getting back to being free of yourself.”   Al … Read More


Shia LeBeouf

Is The Method Too Much For Actors?

    In a recent article in The New Yorker, Richard Brody asked whether method acting is destroying actors, citing the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Shia LeBeouf (pictured) as examples. Brody argued that the act of linking … Read More


Method Acting Exercise – Sense Memory

“An actor’s job is to “feel on cue.”” Backstage Every great actor uses their own lives to the full, and constantly exercises their emotional muscles. One of the most daunting and challenging parts of being an actor is portraying extreme … Read More


Method Acting Exercise – The Private Moment

When someone watches you, you change. Research conducted in the personal training industry has discovered that when someone is simply watched while they work out, they greatly increase their efforts. This is bad news for actors. How to Avoid ‘Overacting’ … Read More