I, a resting actor

Guardian Real Work

Anyone with the temerity to work as an actor is told that they’ll probably spend at least 80% of their time “resting”, or as the non-acting world calls it, unemployed.

It’s at these times that you can research the world of poorly paid, low-status work, in preparation for the great role that is just around the corner.

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About Beta Mum

Here you can find the ramblings of a trapeze artist turned journalist who ran away from the circus to join the BBC. Cathy "mine's a Kir Royale" Keir then spent thirteen years working in Jersey, Guernsey and Devon, before downgrading to what you see before you. She has contributed articles to The Guardian, The Stage and Television Today, Junior Magazine and both the BBC and Bad Mothers Club websites. She has two children who think women can’t be prime ministers. She blames herself.
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