The Golden Rules of Acting (that nobody ever tells you)
Join multi-award-winning actor, writer and director Andy Nyman, as he shares priceless insights gleaned from his more than thirty years in the acting business.
From learning how to love auditions and self-tapes (yes really!), through how to behave in rehearsals and on film sets, to looking after your mental health and dealing with both success and failure, Andy will offer tips, support and encouragement learned from his time working in theatre, film and TV.
He’ll also answer any questions you might have about surviving – and thriving – in the industry.
Andy Nyman is an actor, writer, director and magician.
He has appeared in many films, including Severance, Death at a Funeral, The Commuter, Judy and Jungle Cruise. He won the coveted Best Actor Award at the 2006 Cherbourg Film Festival for his performance in indie movie favourite Shut Up and Shoot Me.
On television he has played an incredibly diverse range of roles, including Winston Churchill in Peaky Blinders, Jonty de Wolfe in Channel 4’s cult comedy Campus, and Patrick in Charlie Brooker’s BAFTA-nominated series Dead Set. Andy has also appeared in many plays, including Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen and Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party in London’s West End, Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory, and the lead role of Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof at the Menier Chocolate Factory and in the West End, for which he was shortlisted for Best Musical Performance at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2019.
Andy has co-created and co-written many of Derren Brown’s television and stage shows alongside Derren. Together they created some of the most notorious and popular TV of the past years, including Russian Roulette, The System, The Heist and The Events, including predicting the National Lottery result. Andy has also co-written and directed most of Derren’s stage shows, including Something Wicked This Way Comes, which won them the 2006 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment, and Secret, which won them a 2017 New York Drama Desk Award. Andy has also invented many very popular magic tricks which are performed by magicians the world over. His book of collected magic effects, Bulletproof, was published in 2010.
In 2010, along with Jeremy Dyson, Andy wrote and directed the stage play Ghost Stories. It broke box-office records at theatres and led to two West End runs of thirteen months each, and productions all over the world. In 2018 Andy and Jeremy wrote and directed the feature film version of Ghost Stories, which starred Andy, Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther and Paul Whitehouse. It received incredible reviews worldwide and was ‘Certified Fresh’ on Rotten Tomatoes.
His books The Golden Rules of Acting and More Golden Rules of Acting are published by Nick Hern Books.