The Golden Rules of Acting

The Golden Rules of Acting $14.99, $11.24 (25% off)

Buy on Apple Books

Buy Kindle Edition

Andy Nyman

Published by Nick Hern Books

++ 25% DISCOUNT ++

This book won't tell you how to act, but it will tell you how to be an actor

Andy Nyman learnt the golden rules of acting the hard way, through twenty-five years of working in theatre, film and television

A treasure trove of advice, support and encouragement, The Golden Rules of Acting is every actor's best friend

'Always remember, the people auditioning you want you to be brilliant. They want you to solve their casting problem'

Easy to dip into, fully illustrated throughout, it's designed to be both instructive and empowering

"When auditioning, rehearsing or in a performance, take a risk the worst that can happen is that you get embarrassed. You won't die"

If you're a working actor, drama-school student, someone who wants to become an actor, or simply someone who has a dream and wants to make it a reality, this book is for you

Now a classic bestseller, it's long been valued and applauded by the profession ...


"Honest, uplifting, expert advice from a genius of the craft" ~ Riz Ahmed

"Christians have the Bible, now actors have this book. At last, everyone is happy" ~ Simon Pegg

"Like its author, this little book is packed full of wit, wisdom and good things" ~ Matthew Macfadyen

"A wonderful insight into the secrets of success that will help anyone achieve their dreams" ~ Richard Wiseman

"I absolutely devoured this book. Yes, it's witty but it's also sincere, informative, practical and humble in its truths" ~ Toni Collette

"Like having a friend in your pocket! Supremely practical, wise, reassuring, inspiring and funny chockful of good humour and good sense" ~ Keeley Hawes

'When I was starting out, wanting to read about how to unlock the mysteries of working in the theatre, I could only turn to Stanislavski. But now, you lucky young people (and indeed people of all ages), there is Nyman. One-tenth the length, a hundred times funnier and crammed with practical wisdom read it and in every sense, you'll have a head start' ~ Trevor Nunn

" ... a must-read for every aspiring actor and actress, including all established performers and I have recommended it to many since reading it. It confirms and reaffirms why we are in this profession. Not only does it impart hard-earned knowledge, it does so with a sense of fun, a little mischief, and always with dignity, which (let's face it) can take a daily beating. It's probably the most important book on acting and actors I've ever read; period! Keep it by your bedside at all times!' ~ Liam Neeson

Makes a great fun gift!

click here

click here

Browse Library

About Stageplays

Stageplays offers you the largest collection of Plays & Musicals in the world.

Based in the UK and the USA, we’ve been serving the online theatre community since the last century. We’re primarily a family-run business and several of us also work in professional theatre.

But we’re all passionate about theatre and we all work hard to share that passion with you and the world’s online community.

Subscribe to our theatre newsletter

We'll email you regular details of new plays and half-price special offers on a broad range of theatre titles.


We can deliver any play in print to any country in the world - and we ship from both the US and the UK.

© 2010 - 2024 Stageplays, Inc.