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.
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.
- Creative flair
- The ability to analyse scripts and to memorise dialogue
- Self discipline
- Good communication and listening skills.