Play actor

an actor of dramas.

See also: Play

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Hollywood veterans and Oscar winners Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin play actor and acting coach Sandy Kominsky and his longtime agent Norman Newlander.
For his Chinese New Year greeting video this year, Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin decided to play actor again.
Summary: The actress will play actor Ranveer Singh's wife in the film
I will say this: I'd always regarded Boris as a bit of a buffoon and a play actor, but I think in the course of this referendum campaign he has become a much more substantial character.
En route he kidnaps Mendes' unprotesting, unspeaking model and reunites with Minogue, a fellow play actor. GOOD POINTS: Holy Motors was the darling of the Cannes film festival, showered with praise for its daring surrealism.
British actress Emily Watson is set to play former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher while Albert Finney is expected to play actor, writer and filmmaker Peter Ustinov.
It was Love Actually and State Of Play actor Bill Nighy.
Not only can minstrel--especially in the fifteenth century--mean player or play actor or entertainer, Sussex reveals that by the sixteenth century the term could carry a nonperformance connotation, as in the 1572 Roberts of Boarzell entry in which the family buys ribbon, thread, and pins from "a minstrell." Louis may be right when he suggests such minstrels "were travelling hucksters, who may have played music but also sold a variety of goods, much like Autolycus in The Winter's Tale" (xli), but these "hucksters" may also have been simply multitasking itinerant businesspersons who sold both entertainment (their creative labor) and sundries (small retail items).
There were even death threats from some morons who have blindly believed him to be a play actor ever since he took a dive, by his own admission, in the 1998 Worthington Cup final while playing for Leicester against Spurs.
LABOUR Lord Alan Sugar, State Of Play actor David Morrissey, comedian Ben Elton, actor David Tennant, Sir Tony Robinson (Baldrick), Richard Wilson (TV's Victor Meldrew), Madness frontman Suggs, Sir Ian McKellen.
The actor managed to see off hot competition from Survivors star Paterson Joseph and State Of Play actor David Morrissey for the role, announced at the weekend.