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straight-acting

adj
(Sociology) informal (of a gay person) having the mannerisms of a heterosexual person: used esp by gay people of other gay people
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It's a great pity he didn't get the chance to do much straight acting. He would have made a memorable "heavy", an Irish Ray Winstone.
And the same goes for Steve Coogan who, despite admirable attempts at branching out into straight acting (Philomena) and numerous other tittersome alter egos (Saxondale being a personal fave), will always be Alan Partridge.
FUNNYMAN Adil Ray has made his straight acting debut in new Channel 4 school drama Ackley Bridge - and viewers love him.
We're not sure the comedian's foray into straight acting will be a long-run thing.
Where's he going with this!?" It's definitely easily for a stand-up to do straight acting than an actor to do comedy.
Simenon is said to have shouted, on meeting Davies (who had connections with north Wales, and is buried at Pistyll near Nefyn): "C'est Maigret - you are the flesh and bones of Maigret!" While many may think Atkinson an odd choice for the lead role given his comedic pedigree, over the years plenty of comics have proved themselves equally adept at straight acting when given the opportunity.
There's a lot of musical theatre groups around but not a lot of straight acting groups.
Whether it is through musical theatre or straight acting, I am telling a story and that doesn't change for me in any way, shape or form."
And for his first straight acting role, the comedian isn't straying too far from his Burp persona.
He now uses the name Jim Moir when appearing in straight acting roles, such as the 2011 drama Eric and Ernie.
My principal interest here is in the category 'straight acting' and what it signifies.