Actors Interviews

Zack Andrews ~ Never give up

Zack takes time out of his busy schedule of voice overs to answer some questions about his career and influences;

ActorsLife: Tell us about your career. When did it start? How did you discover your talent?

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Zack: My career started when I went to PQA Hemel Hempstead in 2014. I fell in love with the world of performance and managed to harness my talent for singing and acting, as well as voice acting.  I now go to college, studying performing Arts and work as a freelance voice actor with an extensive portfolio of work.

ActorsLIFE: What do you enjoy most about Acting, tell us about some of your experiences?

Zack:  The feeling of fulfilment and the sense I can be myself and more.  Working alongside many wonderful and talented people, cast and crew, as well as the feeling each time I act, my career grows.

ActorsLIFE:  What about the future, what personal goals have you set and how will you go about achieving them?

Zack:  To become successful in singing, acting and voice acting and to be remembered.  My personal key to success?  Never giving up on myself and becoming stronger as a person.

ActorsLIFE:  Who are the actors you most admire?

Zack:  Maisie Williams, Laverne Cox, Rosie O’Donnel, Eddie Izzard, Steve Blum and Frank Welker

ActorsLIFE:  What are the best ways to get a job?

Zack:  To try your hardest, to know what you’re getting into and to show your true colours.

ActorsLIFE:  What do you think are the main challenges facing actors today?

Zack:  Self doubt doesn’t help any actor, especially those who are starting out. Getting an agent is also a massive issue for whoever is starting out as well.

ActorsLIFE:  What advice would you give to someone who is aspiring to become an actor?

Zack:  Keep trying… if you fall down, work your way up again and never let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do!

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ActorsLIFE:  How is the job market now in the industry? How do you think it will be in five years?

Zack:  Hopefully, castings will range to a wider range of people, such as trans people, gender fluid, more ethnic groups etc. Ideally, castings will become more diverse.

ActorsLIFE:  Do you need an agent? How do you get one?

Zack:  I need an agent and every agency I turn to requires a CV and a headshot… a spotlight profile and or a demo reel is also required, depending on the agency you go to.

ActorsLIFE:  Are there any upcoming projects and/or events that you would like to mention?

Zack:  Pokemon Sun and Moon Abridged (by DeWarioFreak) on YouTube is a series I am in where I play Mimikyu and now Rowlet and there are more episodes to come! I also keep a portfolio on my website about all of the projects I am or will be apart of.

Check out Zacks work, here is one of our favourite voiceovers;

 

you can find more of his voice work here and if you want to get in touch with Zack direct, you can contact him through one of the following ways!

 

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Anthony
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.
http://www.anthonyfarrimond.com

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