Craig Young [craigryoung]
How did you begin acting?
AGE 10 IN THE THEATRE IN A PLAY CALLED THE PRICE OF COAL
At what stage in your career did you realise that acting could be something you do professionally?
1998 - IN LONDON WHEN I BOOKED A SHOW CALLED DREAM TEAM
Please list an Internet address where one can see something about you.
Please list the most important or defining jobs of your career.
just for kicks
Please list any famous performances that have helped you in reference to your evolution in acting.
anthony hopkins in reamins of the day
richard burton in who's afraid of virginia wolfe
brando in Street car named desire
Albert Finney - in Saturday night/Sunday Morning
Please list three actors and three actresses that you like.
What type of psychological, physical, and emotional preparation do you do before a performance?
DIFFERENT THINGS - PHYSICAL IS MOST IMPORTANT TO ME TO TAKE SHAPES OF CHARACTER FROM AGE/ CULTURE/ HAIR/ DOWN TO THE WAY THEY WALK IS ALL IMOPORTANT
What is your criteria in determining which projects you select?
I'M NOT LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE SO CHOOSEY AT THE MOMENT I'M GRATEFUL FOR ALL THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT COME MY WAY
What type of communication do you normally establish with directors?
COLLABORATION IS KEY - BRINGING LIFE TO THE DIRECTORS VISION IS IMPORTANT BUT ALSO BRINGING YOURSELF TO THE ROLE IS KEY
What is the archetypal character in which you tend to be typecast?
CHARACTERS THAT ARE UNSTABLE IN SOMEWAY - VILLIANS - GERMANS - LOL
Has there been a role that has been especially difficult for you?
I DONT WANT TO SOUND EGOTISTICAL BUT NO - WITH ENOUGH PREPARATION AND COMMITMENT IT SHOULDN'T BE HARD WORK
Do you see yourself working in this field in twenty years?
ABSOLUTELY IF I'M FORTUNATE TO CONTINUE WORKING
What do you do to kill time during waiting periods at casting calls?
JUST KEEP GOING OVER THE MATERIAL
Are you continuing to educate yourself through acting classes, seminars, or other courses? Do you combine this with your normal job?
DIALECT LESSONS AND COACHING ARE IMPORTANT
Is there any fetish role you haven't interpreted yet, but that you have in your head to do one day?
TO BE IN A STAR TREK MOVIE
Is there any scene or role that you would never interpret due to personal morals, principles, or taboos?
NOPE - EVERYTHING IS OFF LIMITS AS AN ACTOR - MY ROLE IS TO PORTRAY ALL CHARACTERS - I THINK IT'S SILLY WHEN PEOPLE SAY THEY WON'T PLAY GAY BUT YET THEY WILL PLAY A MURDERER. GIMME A BREAK!
Could you say that your tools as an actor pertain to a certain school or concrete method?
NO - LIFE EXPERIENCE AND RESEARCH HAS BEEN MOST VALUABLE
Which director would you like to read this interview? What type of role would you like for him/her to offer you?
ANY DIRECTOR THAT LOVES WORKING WITH ACTORS - ANY ROLE THAT THEY THINK I COULD DO JUSTICE
Have you ever thought of giving up on the profession? If yes, when and why?
A LOT - I DON'T THINK THERE IS A TIME WHYEN ANY ACTOR HASNT THOUGHT THIS - USUALLY WHEN I THINK OF GETTING OUT - THE UNIVERSE GIVES ME A LITTLE NUGGET THAT ROPES ME RIGHT BACK IN -
One personal reason why to keep doing this work
BECAUSE I'M SHIT AT EVERYTHING ELSE
How do you feel when people recognise you on the street?
What advice would you give to someone just starting out in acting?
STAY IN THE GAME, DO IT BECAUSE YOU LOVE IT, NOT BECAUSE YOU WANT TO BE FAMOUS, ALWAYS BE PREPARED AS YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU WILL GET AN OPPORTUNITY