68th birthday of the actor

The job of an actor or actress is to bring to life characters created by playwrights and scriptwriters. They interpret their role with guidance from a director and either perform in front of a live audience in a theatre setting or for a TV, radio or film broadcast. The main difference between acting in a theatre and in a film, radio or television is that a live theatre performance has to be accurate every time, while in pre-recorded film, radio or television productions, performances can be redone in numerous takes. A lot of an actor’s working life is spent rehearsing and preparing for performances. In the theatre, actors may perform the same role for weeks or even months. They also need to research their characters, learn their lines, and prepare for and attend auditions. They attend costume fittings and also spend time in make-up.