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From Morning to Midnight

Upon arrival at the prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama I must admit that I had a preconceived and somewhat limited expectation on what the outcome of the evening would be. First of all knowing that I was going to watch a production titled ‘From Morning to Midnight’ and seeing from the poster what […]

December 12, 2016

Pretty Music for Very Ugly People

  ‘Pretty Music for very ugly people’ is an inspired story created and mastered by Stefan Von Hauser, an independent and highly creative filmmaker. The film explores how young people from all backgrounds interact with each other, set in 90s London. Having secured the role of Amy – an outspoken, extremely opinionated and sexually liberated […]

July 12, 2016

Acting for Stills – Adland Shoot

Acting for Stills: A reflection on Adland Shoot By Jennie Fox “A photoshoot? Right… So that’s kind of… posing? …isn’t it? Like modelling. That’s not really ‘acting’ is it?” This is the response I got whilst trying to explain to a non-industry friend about my recent photo shoot for the incredible Photographer/Artist David Stewart and […]

June 30, 2016

10 Years of Drama Changing Students Lives – Part 1

“I believe arts education in music, theater, dance, and the visual arts is one of the most creative ways we have to find the gold that is buried just beneath the surface. They (children) have an enthusiasm for life a spark of creativity, and vivid imaginations that need training – training that prepares them to […]

October 13, 2015

Acting Changes – Part 3 of 3 in FINDING ACTING

For a handful of the practitioners in the acting world their professional journey probably goes a little something along these line: Start off acting in a smaller or supporting role.  Graduate to a lead role.  Think about directing a project.  Direct a project.  Go back to acting.  Think about producing a project.  Produce a project […]

April 18, 2015

Acting Chose Me – Part 2 of 3 in FINDING ACTING

“The road to success is always under construction.” – Lily Tomlin If you don’t mind Lily, I’d like to say, “The road of an actor’s life is always under construction.” Since leaving East 15 ten years ago and staring my journey as professional actor I’m amazed at how the industry has changed, how my artistic […]

March 10, 2015

Finding Acting

Every year hundreds of passionate, driven and talented budding actors enter into the professional acting world hoping to fulfill their dreams of “making it” in one of the most exciting industries. They come from all sorts of backgrounds, some from years of training in prestigious drama schools, others because they’ve had enough of their day […]

February 9, 2015

Mind the Gap | What is the Actor’s Impact on Professional Training? | By Alex Farrow

Professional actors in organisational training: What’s our impact? Alex Farrow is a professional actor, represented by Actorshop, and has worked with the company since 2010. Coming from an organisational change background in the youth sector, Alex is completing his MSc Organizational Behaviour at Birkbeck College, University of London. His original research project focused on the […]

January 14, 2015

The Actorshop Blog – New Beginnings

Over the past 30 years Actorshop has been using acting, drama, comedy and theatre to change people’s lives. During our journey we’ve had the privilege of working with so many inspiring people who challenged us to broaden our thoughts and approaches to the way we work. Their inspiration has helped us evolve into who we […]