Would you look at the date!
Where have I been? I’ll get to that in a second. First; some news!
If you look at the header above, you’ll notice a change; my blog will no longer be known as Actortim. In the interest of putting a more professional face to my online world, I shall be using the domain name http://www.tim-austin.co.uk from now on. So welcome to my new home; it’s just like the old one but it’s wearing a slightly sharper suit.
Date Night is now doing the rounds on the short film circuit and, having seen the result, I’m very proud of what we put together. I’ll be adding a clip to my showreel soon so keep those peepers peeled!
This Wednesday see’s me zipping over to Lancaster for a meeting with Demi Paradise about their 2012 show “Much Ado About Nothing”. I’m very excited about this as I simply adore performing Shakespeare and opening up his genius to new audiences. I’ll also be writing my thoughts on the upcoming film “Anonymous” and the various “who wrote Shakespeare” theories soon. You don’t want to miss that (it’s not gonna be pretty!)
And so onto the big question; just where in blazes have I been for the last few weeks?
Simple answer? Temping. Yes, ladies and gentlebeans, I’ve been doing a 9-5 job – slipping into black trousers and dangerously bright shirts to help out at my local GP surgery. It’s not a permanent thing, indeed I’ve only a couple more weeks to go before I’m shown the door, but it gives me something that is essential to any actor; security.
The security to pay my Spotlight and Equity subscriptions, the security of a little money ferreted away to get to auditions and to pay my rent into the New Year and the security of knowing precisely where my next paycheque is coming from. It may sound like small tamales to many of you but trust me, for an actor, that’s a biiig deal.
But, as my work is nearly done, I’m hitting the trail – hunting for the acting work, applying for the castings and putting myself about like Belle De Jour’s excitable younger cousin!
And it’s good to be back.