David King is an actor living in London (UK). David is an AVM survivor after suffering a brain haemorrhage in October 2014. Acting has played a major part in his recovery and so has the gym. “I never thought in a million years I would become a gym bunny but here we are.” You can find David on IMDb, Pop Up Theatre and contact David via Spotlight, London.
Anthony Hopkins is rumoured to read his script at least 200 times. This is one way of learning your lines, but, moreover, this action will reveal the hidden surprises in the text. The what is really being said, the emotional feel of the lines, that he didn't "see" on the first reading.
The AVM in my head has been treated with radiation and the hope is to obliterate it. If I take Aurelius's view, in the greater scheme of things, and in relation to the bigger picture, it is then a very very very small abnormality indeed. An annoyance.
For me, one of my fears is, I am afraid of what I sound like. I am afraid of how people will perceive and judge me on the basis of how I sound when I speak and how I might say something or how I might pronounce a word
Brown says in order for us to connect we have to allow ourselves to be seen and to feel worthy of connection. Was there something about me, that if other people knew or saw, I wouldn't be worthy of making the connection between actor and audience?
Acting really had been my way out, my way back from my darkest hour, my getting back on the horse, my resolution of conflict. Being in hospital for a long period of time makes you withdrawn. To work on my performance confidence I took RADA's over 24's Contemporary Scene Study course and progressed to their level 3 Acting course.
20/07/2016 16:16 BST
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