An actor is a performer who portrays a character (using speech, movement and expression in a believable manner) in films, on commercials, in television shows and on the radio.
- Talents , determination, hard work and luck are very essential in the acting world
- There is no set income for actors.
- Actors endure long periods of unemployment, intense competition for roles and frequent rejections at auditions.
- Good memory for learning parts
- Ability to be versatile and adaptable
- Ability to follow directions and take criticisms
- Creative instincts
- Intellectual capacity to perform
A Typical Day:
A typical day for an actor can vary depending on what their current status is. Are they in a current role or are they between jobs? A typical day might include
- Researching their roles
- Auditioning for a new role
- Learning the lines of a script
- Promoting new films
- Full time or Part time drama school
- Building experience by going to as many auditions and volunteering your acting skills.
Requirements to get into drama schools vary. To get into a drama school, one must pass an audition and have some A levels or BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts.