|Monty having a laugh!|
One question that directors in particular always ask me is ‘did you actually go to drama school?’ It was a long time ago now of course, but I’m glad to say I did and to any young person thinking of entering the profession I cannot recommend it highly enough. Drama school is invaluable for picking up all those little hints and tips that will help you no end when you first arrive on a film set. For example, when the director says ‘action’ you must start acting straight away.
A while later, probably after you’ve got one of the lines wrong or called one of your co-stars by their real name and not that of the part of whom they are playing, the director will say ‘cut’ and you are free to go off and do the crossword.