Whenever I tell people I'm an actor, I see their expression change.
Actors tend to be viewed with a curious mixture of admiration, fascination, scepticism and scorn. There is a myth that actors only work when they have a job, and that they spend the rest of the time sitting around daydreaming. But ironically, that's part of The Work: allowing yourself the space to feel, to learn, to experience and grow. To hone your understanding of what makes us both unique and familiar.
But there are times when you need something more specific, you need someone in your corner who understands what you're doing, and why you're doing it, and who is going to give you the tools you need to be ready when the crunch comes.
I have been a professional actor for 15 years. Over time, I have found that my experience can be of great help to other actors, whether in preparing for an audition, a self-tape or a performance, and I've had the good fortune to be able to help many of them along their Actor's Journey.
"Tom has been my go-to person for almost 10 years now, he’s just so precise and clear when exploring a character’s psychology and finding the stakes in a scene. He really helps the actor build a whole world beyond the lines and bring out the subtleties in a performance. His seemingly encyclopaedic literary, movie and TV culture means he always has the right references to help the actor find a way into a situation, and his calm, supportive approach allows you to feel confident and trust in your ability to give your best performance. I booked the part of Sona Jillani in Michael Bay’s “13 Hours” directly from the tape Tom coached me for!
He has also helped me perfect my dialect work - I’m always impressed with his ability not only to do any accent, but also to break it down and guide others towards it. I strongly encourage any actor wanting to push their performances further and improving their chances of booking a job to work with Tom Morton!"
ALEXIA BARLIER, 13 Hours, The Forest, Kali
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