How long have you been acting and with YAFTA Talent Agency?
For about 5 years.
What do you love about the industry?
The opportunity to work with other professionals, be creative and the huge variety available in the business.
What are the key skills/attributes you think someone needs to work in the industry?
Know your stuff, be on time, be co-operative and be honest with yourself about your skill set. Focus on what you are good at and be persistent.
What advice would you give someone looking to get into film and TV acting?
Get all the training and professional advice you can. Contacts and networking are as vital as a good agent. You need a supportive agent who will encourage and be honest with you (like YAFTA!). Make sure you have good photos and a showreel/voice reel and perhaps a website. All the marketing tools you need, in other words.
Which film or TV episodes would you choose to a) Watch on repeat b) See for the first time c) Wouldn’t watch again?
All the current BBC dramas have such good production values and are very watchable so I’d re-watch them. The big series I haven’t watched so far is The Crown and there’s nothing I’ve seen really that I wouldn’t watch again.