Actors portray roles in motion pictures, television or radio productions and stage shows.
Tasks include -
(a) learning lines and cues and playing parts in dramatic productions on stage, commercials, television, radio or in motion pictures;
(b) assuming characters created by a playwright or author and communicating this to an audience;
(c) telling stories or reading literary works aloud to educate or entertain listeners;
(d) attending auditions and casting calls in order to audition for roles;
(e) preparing for performances through rehearsals under the instruction and guidance of production directors;
(f) reading scripts and undertaking research to gain understanding of parts, themes and characteristics;
(g) acting parts and portraying roles as developed in rehearsals in film, television, radio and stage productions.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Mime artist
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Stunt artist - 3435
- Walker-on - 3435