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Job Description

Actors and Actresses will work in theatres, television, radio and film; they will use speech, movement and expression to bring characters to life. Some actors do voice-overs for animated projects, record audio books and are part of television commercials. Salary and hours can vary enormously, unsociable hours may be expected. Most actors sign-up with an agent who will negotiate wages.

Entry Requirements

A degree or HND in performing arts, acting or other related subject may be beneficial. Gaining experience through drama societies, school productions or at a theatre company would be a good place to start.

Required Skills

  • Confidence
  • Creative flair
  • The ability to analyse scripts and to memorise dialogue
  • Self discipline
  • Determination
  • Reliability
  • Good communication and listening skills.

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