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Roles for actors

alias

preposition

used before the name of a person in a film or TV or radio programme that an actor is famous for playing

baddy

noun

someone in a film or book who does unkind or illegal things

bad guy

noun

someone who does cruel or illegal things, especially in a book or film

bit part

noun

a job as a minor actor in a play or film

cameo

noun

a small part played by a well-known actor in a film or play

chorus

noun

in ancient Greek plays, a group of actors who all speak the same words, describing the action and making comments about it

co-star

noun

one of two or more main actors or performers who take part in a film, play, or television programme

credit

noun

a film, television programme, play etc that a particular person has worked on

extra

noun

someone who has a very small part in a film, for example as a member of a crowd

good guy

noun

someone who does what is morally right, especially a character in a film

goodie

another spelling of goody1

goody

noun

someone who is morally good, especially someone in a film or book

lead

noun

the main part for an actor in a play, film, or television programme

part

noun

the person played by an actor in a film, play, or television programme

principal boy

noun

the most important young male character in a performance, usually acted by a girl or young woman

role

noun

the character played by a particular actor in a film, play etc

starring role

noun

a main part for an actor in a film, play, television programme etc

supporting

adjective

used about a part in a play or film that is important but is not the main part

title role

noun

the main part for someone in a film, play, opera etc that has the same name as its title

villain

noun

the main bad character in a story, play, film etc. The main good character is the hero or heroine

walk-on

noun

a small acting part in a film or a play, especially one with no words to say

kabaddi

a game in which two teams of seven players take turns to chase and try to touch players on the opposing team

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