Actors Interviews

Ryan Scott: Give every job everything you have

Ryan is a HGV Driver but he also acts, does voice overs, sings and dances.

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ActorsLIFE:  Tell us about your career. When did it start? How did you discover your talent?
Ryan:  My love for performing started at a young age at school being cast as Skimbleshanks in a production of ‘Cats’ at the age of 10. From then I started a school band and began playing the drums. I started ‘proper’ acting at the age of 18 during college and university and have since had lead roles in small productions on stage and had a few bits of extra work. I mainly do voiceovers due to fitting time in to my regular job.
ActorsLIFE:  How is your career unfolding?
Ryan:  Career is on the up, I have a new agent and am being put forward for castings.
ActorsLIFE:  What do you enjoy the most about acting?
Ryan:  Being someone you’re not, having people that know you see you as a completely different person and watching their reactions are always entertaining.
ActorsLIFE:  What were some of your favorite experiences as an actor?
Ryan:  Honestly? Meeting other actors, everyone has a story, sets they’ve worked on, people they’ve met, we’re all a very interesting bunch!
ActorsLIFE:  What are some of your personal and/or professional goals for the future?
Ryan:  To make a living from acting / voice work. There’s so many opportunities and websites that offer work, even small roles, it only takes the right person to notice you.
ActorsLIFE:  What has been your personal key to success?
Ryan:  Going for anything you’re offered. I’ve been cast in other productions by meeting certain people on other sets. One job can always lead to another.

ActorsLIFE:  Who are the actors you most admire?
Ryan:  Too many to list, but Tom Hardy is a personal favourite having watched him from his earliest work to being the A-Lister he is today.
ActorsLIFE:  What are the best ways to get a job?
Ryan:  Be confident in your abilities and it shows to casting directors.
ActorsLIFE:  What do you think are the main challenges facing actors today?
Ryan:  The sheer amount of people who want to be in the profession. Having to work enough to earn a living while pursuing an acting career.
ActorsLIFE:  What advice would you give to someone who is aspiring to become an actor?
Ryan:  Give every job everything you have, it only takes the right person to spot you.

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ActorsLIFE:  How is the job market now in the industry? How do you think it will be in five years?
Ryan:  I find there is plenty of work to go for currently, it’s the getting cast that can be quite difficult. Acting work will never go away, there’s always people with ideas in the pipeline, whether they’re a reboot from the 80’s or a groundbreaking idea.
ActorsLIFE:  Do you need an agent? How do you get one?
Ryan:  I’ve got myself work without an agent, but I’ve found having an agent to be more productive as they have better links into the industry and can get you put forward for more regular work. Research acting agents before just sending you’re acting CV to everyone, some may not be the right one for you.

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Anthony trained as an Actor at one of the North's most prestigious theatre training Universities Bretton Hall. Having a successful career Performing, Producing and Directing Theatre, Musical Theatre and Theatre In Education, he went on to follow another passion as a Headshot Photographer however his heart truly remains on stage.

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