act up | Steven Rathman answered some questions on acting and…
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Steven Rathman (actor)

Steven Rathman answered some questions on acting and…

1 – When did you first know you wanted to become an actor?

I first knew I wanted to be an actor after a few weeks of wanting to be a vet, then a footballer then a pilot. I realised I was interested in the variety of different people and their lives. The second time was performing two lines in an amateur production of half a sixpence. Those two lines were met with riotous laughter every night and from that moment I was hooked.

2 – What did you first do about it?

I took every class I could and aimed myself at London and an established drama school to surround myself in the industry and like minded people.

3 – When did you first call yourself a professional actor?

I first called myself a pro when I signed with my agent off the back of my drama school showcase.

4 – Has it met your expectations being an actor?

It hasn’t met my expectations because if it does it stops you being hungry for it. There is always a new goal, something new to strive for. And I guess, I didn’t know what to expect in the first place!

5 – What are your hopes for the future of the acting profession?

My hopes are for the industry to keep telling important stories, silly stories, funny stories, but stories of quality using people of quality regardless of class, creed, age or gender and that it is driven by talent not by privilege nor quota.

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