UK Actor

My £5 Note Problem

Afton McKeith | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Afton McKeith

Due to the outcry against the new British animal fat £5 note, some shops have been refusing the note as tender. Reports show that customers even deny it for change. Perfect Solution: Reprint the new British £5 note with pumpkin seed oil.

Magnificence By Howard Brenton

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

As the lights dim in the Finborough Theatre, a faint commotion can be heard coming from the corridor outside. The auditorium has become a disused buil...

From Punk Rock Fashion to Activist: An Evening With Vivienne Westwood

Afton McKeith | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Afton McKeith

I'm a normal teenager, but I do go to star-studded events. On Friday night, I attended a wonderful evening with the world-renowned punk/rock fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood, with my mum Gillian McKeith and my sister Skylar. This evening left quite an impression on me.

Equality And Diversity Within Performing Arts: Chasing A Dream.

Jack Meakin | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jack Meakin

I think if you have the passion and the talent, you just need to get yourself out there and send your showreel around to casting directors. Performing is a passion, which unfortunately is inaccessible to so many, not to mention the recent proposal to stop Performing Arts in education by Parliament - if you take away performing arts, you are disabling people to express their creativity, it's madness!

Helen Wood Says Injunction Story Shows How Men Always 'Get A High-Five For Doing Wrong'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK

Helen Wood, the Big Brother winner and former sex worker who allegedly slept with a married TV actor, has said injunction to gag the media makes Brita...

Making A Living Out of a Training

Paul Clayton | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Paul Clayton

As chairman of the Actors Centre I've had the good fortune this year to engage with a large number of drama graduates. Primarily those leaving training institutions fully determined to be a working actor.

The Crowdfunding Power of Flash Gordon

Lisa Downs | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lisa Downs

Over 20 years later and I have learnt that Flash Gordon has had an impact on just about everyone who has seen it. It's not a film that people find "okay". It's a film that "blew your mind". If it didn't, you simply hadn't seen it.

Actors Who Make Their Own Work

Catherine Balavage | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Catherine Balavage

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.

Working With the National Theatre: An Interview With Zack Momoh

Rhiannon Davies | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rhiannon Davies

Emerging from the stage door of the National Theatre in a pair of jeans and simple t-shirt, Zack Momoh looks a world away from his role as the soldier/cyclist in the performance of From Morning to Midnight. He has only a few hours before he's back on stage for the evening show, yet he greets me with an easy smile and relaxes into an armchair in a room looking out over London's Southbank...

Should I Go or Should I Stay?: The British Black Actors' Dilemma

Steve Toussaint | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Steve Toussaint

This is a topic that has been alive amongst my fellow black performers pretty much since I began my career. In fact, once I'd been in the business about five years and had decent credits to my name, it became a constant companion to the usual actor repartee; so that: "Are you working?" was quickly followed by: "When you going over to America then?"

Inquest To Examine Actor's Death

Posted 01.04.2015 | UK

An inquest will be held today into the death of actor Paul Bhattacharjee, whose body was found near cliffs two days after he disappeared. The 53-ye...

Dust to Stars | In Conversation With Brit/Canadian Talent, Karen David

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Akeela Bhattay

My Dust to Stars EP, is very much a reflection of where I am at in my life, and marks a new chapter in it, and where I wanted my music to go and grow from. I took some time out to really get my new sound where I wanted it to be: happy, feel good music with a pop indie girl feel, which was true to me.

Networking Tips For Shy Extroverts, For Comedians and For Michael Winner...

John Fleming | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

Networking is a bit like dogging. You will get nowhere by staying alone at home in your bedroom.

My Four Day Acting Course

Gia Marie Barbera | Posted 08.01.2013 | Home
Gia Marie Barbera

There is nothing like a good short course in acting to make friends and bond with people.

One Naked Man (and Prince Philip)

John Fleming | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

I first met actor Peter Stanford at a Mensa meeting in a basement in Holborn, London. He was working as Henry VIII at Hampton Court and the Tower of L...

Meet Bruce Willis' Baby Daughter!

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 11.05.2012 | Home

The first picture of Bruce Willis with his beautiful baby daughter Mabel has been shared with the world in an adorable Twitter post from his 35-year-o...

I Talk to Sam Neill - Hollywood Actor and Winemaker

Mike John Matthews | Posted 02.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mike John Matthews

10 April will celebrate my wine blogs first birthday. When I began www.magicsnewbiewines.com it was meant as an educational tool for new wine drinkers.

David Kelly Dead: Tributes Pour In For Irish Actor

PA | Posted 14.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

Tributes have been paid to Irish actor David Kelly who has died after a short illness aged 82. The dapper dresser, who in 2005 played the part of G...

Festive Films: A Final Review

Sammy Sultan | Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Sammy Sultan

When I discuss Tom Cruise films with certain people they immediately announce a disliking for the man and thereby declare no interest in seeing his fi...

Hollywood and Localization

TranslateMedia | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Entertainment
TranslateMedia

With the thorough localization of feature films, Hollywood movies have been able to build audiences abroad. Yet, the translation of creative text can ...