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Michael Wiles - Qualities of a Good Actor



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Michael Wiles - Qualities of a Good Actor

  1. 1. Michael Wiles is an experienced actor and director who has been in the industry since the last 1990s. After graduating from Cornish College of the Arts, he moved to Los Angeles where he had a chance to build a career that would include playing various leading roles. Seeing the process with his own eyes and experiencing it from both sides allowed him to develop a highly relevant image on what a good actor should look like:  Ability to capture the audience An actor should be able to capture the audience based on their talents. They need to possess a certain combination of flair and conviction that really leaves the audience without any kind of chance.  Confidence An actor needs to be confident, but that does not mean that they have to look confident. Whatever the role requires them to do, they Michael Wiles Qualities Of A Good Actor
  2. 2.  Empathy A great actor is an emphatic actor who experienced the highs and the lows just like any other human beings. The richer their personal history and the wider the spectrum of their feelings are, the better they will be on the stage.  Physicality Certain roles require a kind of physicality that cannot be replaced with anything else, an actor simply has it or they do not. Physical fitness is a big part of that.  Intelligence Intelligence doesn’t necessarily mean being smart. An actor does not have to be smart, but good actors are almost always intelligent in a way, and that is what allows them to develop their part in a unique fashion.  A Hard Worker A good actor is willing to work on the craft whether he or she is successful or not. This quality is absolutely essential to bring the characters alive. Michael Wiles has worked in the industry for more than 20 years, and he hopes that he has at least the
  3. 3. Michael Wiles Tips For Novice Actors Michael Wiles has worked as an actor for a number of theatre companies during his career. Getting into acting is often a struggle for those who are new to the art and there are many things that you will need to learn to stand the best chance of finding success. The following tips should all prove very useful. Learn To Take Rejection A thick skin is essential if you are to find success as an actor, as it is very rare for those who are new to the industry to achieve success from the off. Understand that rejection is something you are likely going to have to deal with on a regular basis and focus on making improvements based on the feedback that you receive during auditions. Use Your Body Your voice isn’t the only tool at your disposal, so it is important that you learn how to properly use your body to convey emotions. Have Fun Actors who clearly enjoy their crafts and have enthusiasm are more likely to catch the eye, so always remember what it is that made you fall in love with acting when performing.
  4. 4. Michael Wiles The Benefits Of Reading When he is not busy with his work as a casting director at a theatre company, Michael Wiles likes to spend his spare time reading. There are a number of benefits to the activity, not all of which are immediately apparent, including all of the following. Your Improve Your Own Writing As you start to read more complex pieces of literature, you will begin to understand narrative structure and how to frame your own pieces. Furthermore, you will also get inspired by good authors, allowing you to figure out what they do to engage their audiences, thus allowing for improvements in your own writing. Stress Relief There are few things more relaxing than sitting down with a good book and escaping to a different world for a few hours. Reading allows you to focus your mind on something other than the issues in your life, which reduces stress and may even lend you a new
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