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    Robert Sheehan on Knowing What You Deserve as an Actor

    Best known for his role on “Misfits,” Irish-born Robert Sheehan chats about his new film “The Road Within,” the challenges of playing a character with Tourette syndrome, and the one thing all actors must remember.

  • Advice

    6 Must-Read Books for Teen Actors

    For teens starting out in the business, getting the proper education is vital! Here are 6 books every young one should have on the shelf!

  • Advice

    Listen More Than You Talk and 4 More Tips

    Need a little inspiration? Our Backstage Experts are full of amazing advice to help move your career forward, and we wouldn’t want you to miss one drop of it. Here are five tips to keep in mind during the week ahead!

  • Advice

    Why Do You Create?

    Creating isn't about money and it isn't about fame, so answer this: Why do you create?

  • News

    9 Great Instagram Accounts for Actors

    If you’re looking to add some actorly spice to your Instagram account so you’re not relying solely on @beyonce for your Insta-entertainment, here are nine accounts you’ll love.

  • Interview

    Juliette Binoche Looks Back

    The Oscar-winning star, currently onscreen in “Clouds of Sils Maria,” looked back at her career during the 2014 Beirut International Film Festival and spoke about choosing her roles, working with great directors—and doing “Godzilla.”

  • Interview

    8 Questions With...Ben Miles

    The star of “Wolf Hall,” a two-part epic transferring from the West End to Broadway this month, tells Backstage readers how to handle rejection—and how not to tackle a musical audition.

  • Advice

    7 Ways Actors Appear Insecure in Auditions

    It's important to identify and work on the habits that might make you seem insecure in the audition room!

  • Interview

    Joel Kinnaman Stays Versatile

    The former star of AMC’s “The Killing” is back on screens this year as a sociopath in “Child 44,” following his turn as Liam Neeson’s son in “Run All Night”—all part of his plan to keep fans guessing.

  • Advice

    3 Ways to Preserve Your Voice

    As musical theater performer or actor of any kind, your voice is a major instrument. Make sure you preserve it with these simple steps!