Screenwise sat down with Caroline Brazier, our star tutor for the upcoming June Advanced Screen Acting Course to answer a few questions for our Tutor Spotlight. Caroline is a critically-acclaimed and Award Winning Australian Film, Theatre and Television actress .
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When did you decide acting was for you?
When I was an extremely shy 9 year old I was cast in our year 4 production of OLIVER in the role of Fagin and I came alive in a way that I never had before. It was absolutely the beginning of my love affair with the craft.
Who are some of your favourite actors?
Some of the actors that I love for a whole lot of different reasons are ; Olivia Colman, Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Phoebe Waller Bridge, Billy Crudup, Brad Pitt, Paul Rudd, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, and about a million others that I can’t think of right now.
Can you tell us anything about current or upcoming projects you are working on?
At the moment I am shooting a guest role in WAKEFIELD for ABC TV and I begin rehearsals for a play at the Ensemble theatre company in a few weeks called ‘A Broadcast Coup’
What roles from Theatre, Film or Television have inspired you the most as an actor?
Usually seeing my excellent peers in shows around Sydney. The most recent example I can think of is Helen Thomson at the Sydney Theatre Company in No pay No way. Olivia Colman in everything, Frances McDormand, Phoebe Waller Bridge in Fleabag, Connie Britton in FNL, Craig T Nelson in Parenthood, also people who make their own work- PWB, the Broad City girls, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Lena Dunham, Roisin Conity…..and everyone I have ever worked with!
What advice would you give to a developing actor that is trying to take the next step in his or her acting career?
Keep learning, be curious about everything, your growth as a human being has a direct relationship with your capacity as an actor, the actor you are is the human being you are. Look after yourself, read a lot, live a lot, cultivate joy, practise gratitude and work on your craft. These things make you full. You want to approach your work from a place of fullness, not from a place of ‘lack’. Don’t pollute your aura with self destructive habits. Be ready.