Advice from the Players by Laura Burnett

My first book of non-fiction, Advice from the Players, is published by Nick Hern Books.

It’s a compendium of advice for actors from 26 of the biggest names in the business – from Lenny Henry and Simon Callow to Julie Walters, Zawe Ashton, Luke Treadaway and Harriet Walter.

Drawing directly on their own personal experience, they offer essential advice on topics including:

  • Applying to drama school
  • Getting an agent
  • Auditions
  • The dos and don’ts of rehearsal
  • Acting for camera
  • Acting comedy
  • Coping with stage fright
  • Surviving the tough times
  • Staying inspired, and much more…

You can buy the book here and read an extract from it in The Guardian.

Reviews of Advice from the Players

‘The advice you will find in this book will stay with you… one of those books which will become a vital part of your acting kit’ (ACTOR HUB)

‘Really impressive… Journalist Laura Barnett has had the good fortune to draw on the wisdom of 26 leading actors in compiling a book that will prove invaluable to those seeking to follow in their footsteps but should also have appeal for general readers.’ (BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE)

‘A great deal of very readable, down to earth, entertaining, actorly wisdom’ (THE STAGE)