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ISBN: 9781848422537

RRP: £7.99

Length: 128 pages

Available in paperback and ebook

The Golden Rules of Acting

by Andy Nyman

A bestseller in the acting world, The Golden Rules of Acting is every performer’s best friend – in handy book form.

Read it and you will discover...

  • How to survive drama school (and cherish the experience)

  • The essential things you must do before every audition

  • The simplest, most effective tricks for dealing with rejection (it happens to us all)

  • What to do in rehearsals, and the rule of three when it comes to directors’ notes

  • How to behave on a film set (and the distractions you’ll need to avoid)

  • The greatest myths about acting, and the truths most actors won’t admit

  • How to sustain a career… and the ONE THING you should remember above all else

Praise for The Golden Rules of Acting

‘I absolutely devoured this book. Yes, it’s witty but it's also sincere, informative, practical and humble in its truths’ Toni Collette

‘Christians have the Bible, now actors have this book. At last, everyone is happy’ Simon Pegg

‘Andy's distilled guidebook is smart, hilarious, and just might get you work!’ Neil Patrick Harris

‘Like having a friend in your pocket! Supremely practical, wise, reassuring, inspiring and funny – chockful of good humour and good sense’ Keeley Hawes

'This little book is a must-read for every aspiring actor and actress, including all established performers – and I have recommended it to many since reading it. It confirms and reaffirms why we are in this profession. Not only does it impart hard-earned knowledge, it does so with a sense of fun, a little mischief, and always with dignity, which (let's face it) can take a daily beating. It's probably the most important book on acting and actors I've ever read; period! Keep it by your bedside at all times!' Liam Neeson OBE

'Honest, uplifting, expert advice from a genius of the craft' Riz Ahmed

'Like its author, this little book is packed full of wit, wisdom and good things' Matthew Macfadyen


'When I was starting out, wanting to read about how to unlock the mysteries of working in the theatre, I could only turn to Stanislavski. But now, you lucky young people (and indeed people of all ages), there is Nyman. One-tenth the length, a hundred times funnier and crammed with practical wisdom… read it and in every sense, you'll have a head start' Trevor Nunn

'A wonderful insight into the secrets of success that will help anyone achieve their dreams' Richard Wiseman (author, 59 Seconds: Think a little, change a lot)

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