Honest Actors BlogThe Honest Actors’ Blog

Award-winning acting blog featuring curated blog articles written by actors and those who live in close proximity, on a variety of subjects: family to industry, community to mental health. With regular posts by podcast creator and host Jonathan Harden, plus The Anonymous Actor and others, including Katie Elin-Salt, Chris Tester and Katie Redford.

Latest Blog Posts

  • Emerging Actors Roundtable

The Emerging Actors Roundtables… in association with Spotlight

The great news keeps coming. Not only will the podcast be returning for a second series thanks to sponsorship from TodayTix, but I’ve also been able to secure the support of Spotlight for a series of Emerging Actors roundtables.

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The Ultimate Actor Joke

There are lots of lovely actor jokes; you might have already heard some of the better known ones. The punchlines are usually how I remember them:

‘Oh Mr Bargee, could we have a word about billing’

Actor: ‘What, Lionel Blair?’ Agent: ‘Yes’

‘Could you possibly launder this cheque?’

‘Eats the bones, fucks the other dogs and

By |September 26th, 2016|Categories: Humour|
  • Cumberbatch actor

Benedict Cumberbatch is an actor. Am I?

Olivia Colman is an actor. Idris Elba is an actor. Benedict Cumberbatch is most definitely an actor, if not the most actor of all the actors. These people all undoubtedly return home at Christmas and say ‘Actor’ when asked what they do by long-unseen neighbours at their parents’ Christmas party.

Not I. When asked what I do, I say ‘Well I’m a freelance writer and, I guess, sometimes I do a bit of acting. I act sometimes. I might be an actor. I’m not sure’.

By |September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Journal|Tags: |
  • luck in acting

‘How important is luck in an acting career?’

I’ve been asking this question in the podcast from the start. So I figured it was time we got a definitive answer. Not from me, obviously. Over resident ‘acting cheerleader’, Anthony English…

Luck, fate, kismet. It has a variety of names and everyone of them it can be an absolute bastard.

By |September 19th, 2016|Categories: *Trending Now*, Advice to Actors, Comment, Journal|Tags: |
  • actor mum

Becoming a mum straight after graduating from drama school

I loved drama school. I was a ‘mature’ student you see, and even though there were things I didn’t like about drama school, I found my bliss there after years of trying to find fulfilment in other careers. So, when the head of my course asked me what I really wanted in the future, the words that came out of my mouth shocked me, “a family” I said, “and to earn my living as an actor”. I got my wish, but the reality feels very different to the dream.

By |September 15th, 2016|Categories: *Trending Now*, Family, Humour, Journal|Tags: , , , , , |
  • actress mother

Notes from an expectant actress/mother

There’s a thing about being an actress that initially affects women more than men. While the men are affected in the long term, generally, they don’t stop working at any point in the lead up.

Having a baby.

By |September 15th, 2016|Categories: *Trending Now*, Family, Journal|Tags: , , , , , |

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