Vinta Morgan was recently nominated for the award of best actor( for his role in, In The Blood) for the 2011 Offies, London's Off-West End Theatre Awards.You can vote for Vinta here.
Where did you train as an actor?
I trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and EAST 15 acting School
What has been the highlights of your career this far?
My highlights so far would be playing a lead in the West End musical 125th street ( it was such a great company and Rob Bettison and Alan Janes are great producers), working on a film with Harvey Keitel and Micheal Madsen, Red Light Runners and of course, all the classical work I've done for the RSC and others, especially playing Othello for Icarus last year.
How do you stay sharp between your acting jobs?
Its always important to be positive and keep in a state of readiness because an opportunity can arise at any time. The motto I live by now is practice makes perfect, so I continue to work on Shakespeare, sight reading practice and I find watching shows very inspiring.
How has the Actors Centre helped you develop your career?
It is important to have a place where you can go as an actor to keep your self plugged in to new possibilities and continually challenge yourself to improve because the margin between getting or not getting the job is usually very small. The actor centre provides a space where you can keep stretching yourself!
What courses would you recommend to others at the Actors Centre?
I would recommend 'Simplicity' a class by Bathsheba Garnett 'A simple discipline that empowers an actor', Terry Bessant 'Dialect Coach' the guy is brilliant, he can teach any accent you'd like and John Melainey's classes are of a high standard for TV auditions simulation.
What advice would you give to someone just starting out in the business?
Some doors close, others open. Practice,practice,practice!