Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis at “The Excellent Actor” Guide Launch – Fan Enjoyable with Damian Lewis

In my expertise, among the best outcomes in an educator’s life is seeing former college students graduate and thrive of their careers. It feels so nice when a former scholar sends an e-mail saying: “Hey professor, I’ve taken such and such courses with you and then you definately wrote me a letter of advice and I bought into legislation faculty and now I am doing very well on this firm and that. Thanks.” You simply really feel that you’ve got, the truth is, touched THAT life and in an excellent manner too! I can not consider a greater present for an educator. If not, what is the level?

And that is why it is so nice to see Damian Lewis write the preface to his drama faculty trainer Ken Rea’s e book. Wonderful Actor and gave a speech on the e book launch occasion in 2015


Ken Rea has taught on the Guildhall Faculty of Music and Drama for over 30 years. His college students included such excellent actors as Damian Lewis, Daniel Craig, Dominic West, Joesph Fiennes, Michelle Dockery, Orlando Bloom, and Hayley Atwell. It turned out that Rea taught about 950 different individuals who went on to have respectable performing careers however did not obtain the worldwide success that that small group of scholars had. Mr Rea writes about how actors, together with his star college students, handle to face out of their occupation and his conclusion is that “it boils all the way down to seven keys to success: heat, generosity, enthusiasm, hazard, presence, fortitude and charisma.”

However, hey, it is Damian!

source: Dan Wooller
supply: Dan Wooller

You recognize Damian is an effective author and comfortable to share with you the preface written for Damian Wonderful Actor.


My favourite a part of the preface is the place Damian writes in regards to the actor as a storyteller and his phrases attest to the truth that he completely LOVES what he does:

“… a narrative is not simply one thing you share, it is a present. One thing to offer to your listeners, to your observers. It’s a privilege to be one of many storytellers, to be a kind of who provoke, problem, incite, educate and entertain audiences with the facility of your narrative. And with storytelling comes nice duty. This, in fact, is crucial, most enjoyable factor about being an actor, as Ken understands it so nicely. As a result of within the second of true religion, true dedication, and the second when the actor really shares his story overtly and generously, is when he has the perfect probability of being ‘nice’. Free from pressure, unconsciousness, utterly ‘within the second.’ Current. G’s performing venue.”

source: Dan Wooller
supply: Dan Wooller

However then what did he say about his grasp’s approach?

“…offers you, like an athlete, a state of readiness so you’ll be able to seize your second when it comes: both in character or as your self. He talks about power and enthusiasm and the way these could be nurtured inside you in order that you may be extra employable “within the room”.

Thanks, Mr. Rea, for offering our favourite storyteller in addition to many different nice storytellers the state of being able to seize their second! And should I say I liked your latest tweet about your former scholar <3

Wonderful Actor, now out there in a brand new version, contains interviews with actors who’ve taken courses with Rea on the Guildhall Faculty of Music and Drama together with Lesley Sharp, Damian Lewis and Papa Essiedu. If you wish to know extra about how stars like Damian Lewis have managed to face out of their occupation, and our man is talked about a number of instances on this e book, you should buy a duplicate of the brand new version right here.

Writer: Damianista

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