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What happens at an Acting audition?

Acting lecturers Vanessa Coffey and Ali de Souza share what happens on audition day with tips on how to impress


Emma Thompson and Phyllida Law

Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson and her mother Phyllida Law received honorary doctorates from the Royal Conservatoire.

The following day they took part in one of our Creative Conversation sessions in which they were interviewed on stage by Screen lecturer Andy Dougan. The aim of the Creative Conversation is to allow renowned practitioners to share insights into their craft with an audience of our students and invited guests.

Here are Emma and Phyllida talking about a subject that strikes fear into many an actor’s heart – how to handle auditions.