Things We Wish We Knew Before We Started Acting

The Working Actor Show

21-03-2023 • 31 mins

Hindsight is a marvellous thing. Georgie and Pierce are here to share theirs to inform you before you enter the world of acting, so you can avoid the pitfalls they had to encounter. Elegantly swerve all these problems thanks to Georgie and Pierce, from the difference between stage and screen to dealing with the taxman.


  • Tax! When you are self-employed and employed somewhere else filing your tax return is incredibly complicated. Try to understand taxes as much as you can.
  • Buy a good suitcase. You are going to need it for the travelling involved in acting.
  • Understand the importance of networking and relationships.
  • There is no particular method or process for acting. Find your method.
  • There is a big difference between screen acting and stage acting.
  • Editing can make or break a performance.
  • Have a good support network to deal with the emotional side of acting.
  • You are not going to get an agent straight away. It takes time to build up experience and material.


‘HMRC, if you’re listening, I dislike you intensely right now!’ – Georgie

‘People don’t want to work with people who are going to be a pain in the arse. They want to work with someone that can show up pretty much at any time of day.’ – Georgie

‘Every character you take on is going to become a little part of you. You’re going to change ever-so-slightly as a person with each project that you take on.’ – Pierce

‘It’s not down to the agent to find all the opportunities for you. If you sign with a great agent, yes it’s their job to get you in the right rooms, pitch you, sell you as a fantastic actor.’ – Pierce



Georgie King and Pierce Connelly are a couple and business partners with experience in TV, film and theatre. Co-founders of The Acting Warehouse, an organisation dedicated to helping you achieve turning your passion for acting into a full-time career, they are here to guide you to get out there, find opportunities and land roles.


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