Norfolk actor and playwright Marie Cooper blogs about acting – Page 2

First IMDB credit

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Okay, the whole of Australia is on fire, the UK has been dropped into Brexshit creek without a paddle, a boat, or a rubber ring, and everyone is saying we are on the verge of world war three. So, I suppose, in the scheme of things, me precariously wobbling onto another stepping stone in my acting career isn’t big news this week.

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Working Actor: Roleplaying as a Simulated Patient

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Actors often work as roleplayers in academic, medical and corporate organisations to help faciliate the learning of good communication skills.  Organisations need people who can improvise, react authentically to the situation, use verbal and non-verbal cues,  and feedback constructively on how the situation felt to them as their ‘character’

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Working Actor: Performing in Murder Mystery in Norfolk

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Last week in the deepest, darkest, nethers of Norfolk, I took part in performing in a Murder Mystery for the first time.

I had been approached, after the director of one of the productions I was working on, passed on my name to the owner of the company who runs the events. I felt incredibly humbled and grateful to be recommended on the basis of my acting with the theatre company.

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Acting as a Background Artist

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Day Before the Film Shoot

I was stupidly excited the night before the shooting. Despite knowing that it  would be mostly sitting about, waiting, I was really looking forward to my first day working with NBA Norfolk, a locally based background artiste’s agency. Okay, yes, I know! I am excited the first time I do anything or go anywhere. This was the first time that I had done background work on a project for such a high profile and international television network.

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