How to be a hugely successful (British) actor

I couldn’t resist this one, being a dreadfully awful British actor – what does it take to be a truly GREAT British actor? This video from the brilliant minds at BAFTA features such respected British actors as Benedict Cumberbatch, Hugh Dancy, James McAvoy and Jim Broadbent. Oh and Colin Farrell, but he’s Irish, not British.

This video isn’t just for actors, promise. It’s really interesting to see what motivates them, how they pick a role, how they approach each production and the process in general. Take a look. Especially if you love those British accents*!

* and Colin Farrell’s Irish accent.

Blimey! is your daily dose of British news and features for anglophiles everywhere. This article was carefully written by Tim Holt, a British actor and author based in North Carolina. He misses England very much indeed, but also loves America too. Forever torn between two magnificent slices of sod.