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.

Personal Qualities:

  • 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

Entry Requirements

  • 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.

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