” I think you have to find the humanity in the character and then the deterioration is a part of the process – the journey of the character. It’s like playing King Lear. You can start off as a nice old man who finishes up crazy. “


” Well you just have to own it, I suppose. Own the character, which is difficult. “


” In all honesty, if somebody asked me the secret of auditioning for Americans, I don’t know. Often, I do what’s called self-taping for America. I go over there quite a lot to sit in a room and do stuff in front of people. You feel like a performing monkey. It’s bizarre. “


” Some people have heard of The Method, which originally goes back to Stanislavski… he gave you six major pointers whereby you became that character and tried to fool your mind psychologically. That’s it in a nutshell. Daniel Day Lewis is an example of somebody like that who stays in character between takes. “


” I was 11 when a teacher suggested to my parents that they should send me to drama classes to curb my disruptive ways in the classroom. The next Saturday I was acting, and thereafter it became a ritual of my youth to see a show at the Belvoir on Sundays and, if I was lucky, another at the Opera House on Monday after school. “


” I always loved putting on shows – when you’re the youngest of seven and five are older sisters, you’ve got to get noticed somehow! I did puppet shows and magic shows… even ventriloquism. My doll’s name was ‘Dan,’ and I used to write these scripts, and my schoolmate hid under the table and supplied Dan’s voice. “


” As we mature and grow older we collect a lot of baggage, and a lot of that stuff you collect on life’s journey gets in the way of acting. My kids can imagine a character and transform in the blink of an eye. It’s so simple for kids, so complex for adults. “


” Listening and hearing are two different things, and acting is comprehending what the person is saying, thinking how it makes you feel and responding. That’s the key to really honest, truthful, compelling performance. “



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I think you have to find the humanity in the character and then the deterioration is a part of the process - the journey of the character. It
Well you just have to own it, I suppose. Own the character, which is difficult.
In all honesty, if somebody asked me the secret of auditioning for Americans, I don
Some people have heard of The Method, which originally goes back to Stanislavski... he gave you six major pointers whereby you became that character and tried to fool your mind psychologically. That
I was 11 when a teacher suggested to my parents that they should send me to drama classes to curb my disruptive ways in the classroom. The next Saturday I was acting, and thereafter it became a ritual of my youth to see a show at the Belvoir on Sundays and, if I was lucky, another at the Opera House on Monday after school.
I always loved putting on shows - when you
As we mature and grow older we collect a lot of baggage, and a lot of that stuff you collect on life
Listening and hearing are two different things, and acting is comprehending what the person is saying, thinking how it makes you feel and responding. That

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