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February 2018

David Tennant Reveals How He Pursued Acting Dream

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No one would argue that David Tennant is a highly successful British actor, having starred in Dr Who and Broadchurch, as well as appearing in some high-profile theatre productions in recent years as well.

But in a recent interview with the Big Issue, he revealed that many of his friends and family were less than encouraging when he told them of his dreams to become an actor, AOL reported.

When he was 16 and started sharing his ambitions of becoming an actor with friends and family, they told him it was a “daft idea”.

“I didn’t know any actors. And people all around me were going, quite rightly, this is a daft idea,” Tennant told the publication.

“But there was a little part of the teenage me that thought they might be wrong,” he added.

David Tennant is a testament to what you can achieve if you believe in yourself and chase those dreams. He also admitted that he’d like to go back and tell his younger self that he’s working as a successful actor now.

It could even give you the inspiration you need to start acting classes in Liverpool – you never know where it could lead you.

Actress Rachael Garnett recently wrote an article for The Stage, where she shared her thoughts on working outside of London. She urged actors to consider working away from the capital, noting that there is plenty of work in other cities and great opportunities in regional theatres.

She added that the lower cost of living outside of London is also a bonus.

London ‘Not The Only Place To Find Acting Work’

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If you’re looking for part-time acting classes in Manchester and wondering if there is much work for budding thespians outside of London, you may be interested in what actor Rachael Garnett has to say on the matter.

Writing for The Stage, she explained that she’d started her career in acting in the capital, but found that the cost of living was too high and that it was very difficult to get by and be happy when she was between roles.

As a result, she decided to move north, where the cost of living is more affordable and she doesn’t have an expensive daily commute. She added that, with a train to London taking just 2.5 hours, it’s still easy to reach the capital if you do land an audition there, but stressed there are “brilliant theatres” near where she’s living.

“A career in the arts can and should be wonderful. Remember: the arts are not exclusive to London,” Ms Garnett advised.

However, one leading figure in British theatre has warned that regional theatre needs more funding support from the government.

In an exclusive interview with the Guardian, Sir Richard Eyre explained that funding cuts from both the Arts Council and local authorities, coupled with rising prices, are making it more difficult for regional theatres to “take artistic risks” with both new productions and new talent.

He stressed that “government and education must and should play a part in it”, adding that it would be a “terrible tragedy” to let regional theatres go under because of the “extraordinarily rich cultural heritage” in the UK.