Have you ever wondered why a cop folds his hands in front of him when he stops to talk to a suspicious looking character in the street? It’s so that he’s ready to take action if the suspect pulls a knife or a gun on him. It’s the Interview Stance, and even though it might look ‘Harry casual’ it’s actually a cleverly concealed springboard to action.
Now, have you ever wondered why some actors playing cops or robbers in a movie or soapie are just not “Real”? They just don’t know the body language.
It may be great landing a role as a cop or a gunman in a drama series or movie, but it’s going to be a challenge if you’ve never held a gun in your life. Actors need to look authentic on screen. If playing a cop, the Actor needs to know how to handle a weapon, how a cop moves, how he walks into a room, how he interrogates a suspect.
The key to a convincing performance lies in detailed preparation. Jack is well versed in police tactics and runs courses for actors, writers and directors on weapon handling, South African police jargon and behaviour.