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Catherine Balavage

Writer, actor, and editor of Frost Magazine

Catherine Balavage is a writer, actor, and editor of Frost Magazine. She has also appeared in the West End and in many films.

Catherine Balavage is an actor, freelance writer and editor and founder of Frost Magazine. She has appeared in everything from the West End to Martin Scorsese's Hugo. She has also appear in Junkhearts with Eddie Marsden and Le Fear, Le Sequel. She is currently writing a book on acting, and is writing and directing her own films.

She is obsessed with film, politics, music and fashion.

Five Reasons You Should Start a Blog

Blogging is one of the most satisfying things that you can do. Get an idea, write it and then hit publish. Your thoughts are then out there for other people to read. When people read your blog and give positive feedback it feels amazing.
21/01/2016 09:25 GMT

Planning Tips For Your Dream Wedding

You can have an amazing wedding on a small budget. No one should start their married life in debt. Watch out for the 'W' bomb. As in 'wedding'. The W word makes everyone vastly put their prices up.
14/01/2015 11:39 GMT

Five Habits of Successful Actors

There are tens of thousands of actors in the UK and hundreds of thousands, if not millions, worldwide. The competition is huge and casting directors see an insane amount of actors. What to do? Well, keep in touch of course.
18/12/2014 06:37 GMT

How to Plan a Wedding on a Budget

When I first started planning my wedding I was daunted. The cost of most weddings is over £20,000. It seemed insane to spend this on one day of our life. The majority of our wedding was paid for by my (now) husband and I so I had to keep things cheap...
05/12/2014 18:38 GMT

Words for the Wounded Independent Author Book Award

My favourite thing about running my own online magazine is the people I meet. One such person this year was best-selling author Margaret Graham. Not only has she written over 30 great books, she has also set up a wonderful charity for wounded soldier, Words for the Wounded.
04/12/2014 11:37 GMT

Actresses Deserve Much More Than Being 'The Girl'

It is hard to describe just how depressing it is to work in an industry where women are reduced constantly to the sum of their parts and not even named. The worrying thing is that this is a common practice.
23/09/2014 14:52 BST

How To Be Successful A Successful Actor: Become A Triple Threat

Acting is a hard business. Don't get me wrong, doing the actual job isn't hard, it is a brilliant career, but the industry is a tough one and many actors remain out of work and in poverty. That is why I wrote my book, How To Be a Successful Actor: Becoming an Actorpreneur.
06/08/2014 14:10 BST

Five Mistakes Actors Make That Stop Them Getting Work

They say success is opportunity meets preparation. So here are my top five tips to make sure you are prepared and stop making the mistakes that stop you having the best career you can. Here are five mistakes actors make in their career that stop them being successful.
07/07/2014 16:57 BST

Actors Who Make Their Own Work

This American producer, director, writer and actress caused a stir with Another Earth. She was only 27 at the time. Now 30 and with 13 films under her belt. She was even on the front cover of Vanity Fair's prestigious Hollywood edition. She has written four films and directed one.
23/06/2014 11:51 BST

Vogue Says Women are Allowed to Have Breasts This Season

Breasts may be difficult to dress, but only because designers are so bad at accommodating them. I mean, what's next? Hips, arms, thighs? If you can't make women's clothes with breasts in mind, you are clearly an untalented idiot. Something Sarah Millican wrote an amazing essay on after being trolled after the BAFTA awards.
05/06/2014 13:23 BST

The Five Worst Things A Woman Can Do

People can be their own worst enemies sometimes, and women are no exception. In fact, I believe women can be very hard on themselves. So I have made a list of the top five worst things a woman can do to damage her life.
06/06/2013 13:49 BST

We Need to Talk About Gun Control

Some people are saying that the shootings are a mental health problem rather than a gun problem, but what is abundantly clear is that tighter regulation is needed.
17/12/2012 11:07 GMT

Is Feminism Still Worth It?

Recently I came across an article that women still do more housework than men , so I started asking my friends if they did more housework than their men. The answer was yes. My experience is the same. Yet when it comes to money I split everything down the middle with my boyfriend, and so do my friends.
04/05/2012 22:28 BST

Where Has Sisterhood Gone?

I was at an audition recently, a dance audition for a part in a major TV show, and it is fair to say there was no love between any of the women in the room. Which leads me into the million dollar question: Where has sisterhood gone? The patriarchal society wins again - but only because we let it.
22/04/2012 22:54 BST