Russell Shaw [inforussellshaw]
What is your profession? What is your title printed on your business card?
What did you study and why did you choose to study that field?
Performing Arts BA Hons
Arden School Of Theatre Manchester
What links do you have on the Internet: website, blog, social networks?
In which areas have you thought of building upon your education?
How did you begin acting?
Attended: Arden School of Theatre in Manchester..
At what stage in your career did you realise that acting could be something you do professionally?
Graduating- with 6 distinction in Performing Arts
Please list an Internet address where one can see something about you.
Please list the most important or defining jobs of your career.
Edinburgh Fringe/ Sky Arts/ Touring India performing with 'Murder-One'
Warp Films- Arctic Monkeys 'Scummy Man'
Please list any famous performances that have helped you in reference to your evolution in acting.
Ricky Gervais 'Office' 'Extras'
Steve Coogan 'I'm Alan Partridge' Knowing Me Knowing You'
Christopher Walken 'Dead Zone' 'Deer Hunter'
Al Pacino 'Heat'
Sylvester Stallone 'Rocky'
Ryan Gosling 'Drive'
Carey Mulligan 'Shame'
Woody Allen 'Play It Again Sam'
Robert De Niro 'Heat'
Tom Hardy 'Bronson'
Please list three actors and three actresses that you like.
What is your criteria in determining which projects you select?
What is the archetypal character in which you tend to be typecast?
Comedy parts/ Characters with depth & charisma
What do you do to kill time during waiting periods at casting calls?
Are you continuing to educate yourself through acting classes, seminars, or other courses? Do you combine this with your normal job?
Which director would you like to read this interview? What type of role would you like for him/her to offer you?
Faye Styring/ Jimmy McGovern/ Shane Meadows/ Brendan McNamara/ Ali Fearnley
What advice would you give to someone just starting out in acting?
Believe in what you are doing