Character Actor

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Character Actor

 

an actor depicting a character that is distinctive in terms of social class, outward appearance, and world view. The concept of the character actor has been rejected by the realistic theater; in the modern theater it is used only to emphasize a dominant characteristic of an actor’s individuality.

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With impressions, you're copying a character specially, but with character acting you make it your own.
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Completing a superb ensemble are Lynette McMorrough and Neil France who bring most of the fun to the evening and give virtually a masterclass in character acting as they take on a whole assembly of minor characters in the play within a play.
The kid in the dark movie theater back in 1940 wound up kicking around Hollywood for almost 20 years doing voice-overs and character acting when a man named Cliff Edwards - known as Ukelele Ike - passed away in 1972.
His talent for character acting has seen him play many roles in his career, from Flash Harry in the hugely popular St Trinian's films to the trilby- topped, camel-coated Arthur Daley in Minder.
Fantastic character acting, a smooth-as-silk regular storyline plus a superb open-world adventure brings the magic of Disney Pixar's finest creations to your living room and will have the kids gurgling with delight.
The whole tone is perfect, crammed with great character acting and brilliantly observed humour, as the entire Barry contingent converge on Billericay.
I meet up with her on the first day of musical rehearsals: "My forte is character acting, so that's the easy part.
An ISIN code has characters which are alphanumeric, and is structured to include the country in which the issuing company is headquartered, the specific security identification number and a final character acting as a check.
Instead he's avoided any charming hunk typecasting and opted for a real character acting career, choosing meaty roles like that of a drug addict father last year in Terry Gilliam's controversial Tideland.