A practical guide for any young actor wanting to work on screen, which provides an accessible introduction to the worlds of film and TV. Drawing on a successful lifetime career in front of the camera, Denis Lawson offers a guided tour of the film or TV set from day one, explaining and illustrating: - the various members and functions of the crew, from the director of photography down to the clapper loader - readthroughs and rehearsals (if there are any!) - how to hit your mark and get your eyeline right - the actor's involvement in post-production. Directly addressing and engaging with the reader, the book offers encouragement and enlightenment, providing an invaluable array of tips and inside knowledge for coping with what can be a daunting operation for a hopeful young actor. With a Foreword by Ewan McGregor.
DENIS LAWSON is known for his roles in the BBC's Bleak House and Holby City, in the film Local Hero and in the original Star Wars trilogy. In 2012 he joined James Bolam, Amanda Redman, Denis Waterman and Alun Armstrong in BBC-TV's New Tricks, now in its eleventh series with an audience of almost nine million.