Investing in Yourself as An Actor

The Working Actor Show

24-04-2023 • 32 mins

This episode is about investing in yourself as an actor and working on continuous self-improvement and support to facilitate your career. Where should you be spending your hard-earned cash to get the most out of the advantages it will present and what are the most cost-effective ways of making those investments? Georgie and Pierce detail where your money and efforts should be going to increase your chances of moving forwards in your acting career.


  • Ignore the stigma of not going to Drama School and, unless you feel you want to specialise in musical theatre, there are other opportunities to train.
  • Educate yourself on how to market yourself and how to work profitably and understand that this will include networking.
  • If you do invest in an agent, do your research and make sure they are right for you.
  • Look after your mental health. Consider therapy for introspection and to deal with the pressures of the acting world. Your mindset is key.
  • Books and courses on Marketing and how to treat yourself as a brand can be as insightful as acting classes.


‘You don’t have to go to University, you don’t have to go to Drama School to be an actor and lots and lots of very successful actors prove that.’-Georgie

‘Acting is 20% of the job of an actor. You don’t get to act as much as you do get to apply for jobs and chat to people about jobs and make connections.’-Georgie

‘You could be the best actor on the planet but unless you know how to sell yourself, unless you know how to get in the right room and unless you know who to speak with and how to build connections you won’t get very far.’-Pierce

‘You can take every course under the sun and be an absolute pro, but if you’ve not walked onto that film set, it’s so different in practice than it is in theory.’-Georgie

‘If you knew that you had to get a new showreel scene done because your old ones were rubbish, you wouldn’t have booked that holiday, you would have booked in the showreel. Same with headshots.’-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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