How to write an Acting CV

A CV is your opportunity for you to list your experience and skills for a potential employer to see. Make sure it's clear and easy to read, use the same font and size throughout, too. Here is an example of what you can include:

1. Have your full name clearly displayed at the top

2Include your contact details, or if you have an agent then their details can go here

3. Include a headshot in colour. It's a good idea to invest in a professional headshot photographer

4. List your qualifications starting with the most recent and where you received the training. Don't worry if you haven't had any professional actor training, just include any other courses you've taken

5. List details of your appearance that might not be clear in your headshot - for example, your height. This is a good place to also add anything that you think is unique about your appearance.

6List your relevant skills

7Include any accents that you can speak to a high standard

8. Include your work experience starting with the latest job you have done. List the year, role, show name, director and/or production company. If you don't have any credits, use school or youth projects you have been involved in, it is an experience after all. If you have lot of experience that you will make your CV more than two pages then only select the most recent or only choose the roles that really show off your skills

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Published: 11 March 2019

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