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Job Description: 
Actors portray roles in motion pictures, television or radio productions and stage shows.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) learning lines and cues and playing parts in dramatic productions on stage, commercials, television, radio or in motion pictures
  • (b) assuming characters created by a playwright or author and communicating this to an audience
  • (c) telling stories or reading literary works aloud to educate or entertain listeners
  • (d) attending auditions and casting calls in order to audition for roles
  • (e) preparing for performances through rehearsals under the instruction and guidance of production directors
  • (f) reading scripts and undertaking research to gain understanding of parts, themes and characteristics
  • (g) acting parts and portraying roles as developed in rehearsals in film, television, radio and stage productions.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Actor
- Mime artist
- Story-teller


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Stunt artist - 3435
- Walker-on - 3435

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