Photo credit 'Bjoern Kommerell'
Meet Declan-Michael Laird from Glasgow, Scotland who moved to LA 2 years ago to study acting and now works full time as a professional actor.

Was there a particular reason you chose LA ?

The reason I moved to LA was because I was offered a 100% scholarship from the Stella Adler Academy Of Acting in Hollywood. I was the first student to be offered this since Robert De Niro! Previously I was working on BBC show ‘River City’ so it was a tough decision!

What one thing do you miss from home?

The thing I probably miss most from home is just small. A simple thing like playing 5 asides with my school mate’s. And of course, my family.

What do you find the biggest difference is living here versus the UK?

For me, I would say the biggest difference is that the American’s have a better attitude in chasing their dreams. However, the sense of humor in the UK and genuine traits of people is far superior. 

Do you have a hidden gem in LA that you want to share with us?

Hmmm… Aventine in Hollywood is a great bar/restaurant and it is managed by a Brit! 

What would you suggest to others who are thinking about making the move here ? 

What I would suggest to others is….come here with you’re head up, confidence high in yourself. Get a good group of friends, and don’t let anyone tell you that you cant do anything.

Lastly , how can we find you on the Internet ? ( insert website/Twitter /blog etc here) 

Twitter- @DMLactor


  1. Always good to read about Declan: love his positive attitude!


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