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  • noun informal An actor.

Etymologies

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thespian

Examples

  • That’s because at age 53, the award winning thesp is ready to throw in the towel – for a little while, anyway, Thornton confessed to MTV News.

    Is Billy Bob Thornton Retiring From Acting? Sort Of, He Says » MTV Movies Blog

  • Despite a showy perf from local name thesp Jesper Christensen, this take on the troubles of a well-off family lacks the freshness and rigor that made the helmer's earlier efforts -- about more marginalized folks -- stand out from the crowd.

    Variety.com

  • Despite a showy perf from local name thesp Jesper Christensen, this take on the troubles of a well-off family lacks the freshness and rigor that made the helmer's earlier efforts -- about more marginalized folks -- stand out from the crowd.

    Variety.com

  • Rachel Weisz has signed on to star in indie political drama "The Whistleblower" in a part recalling the thesp's role as a crusading truth-seeker in "The Constant Gardener."

    Variety.com

  • Rachel Weisz has signed on to star in indie political drama "The Whistleblower" in a part recalling the thesp's role as a crusading truth-seeker in "The Constant Gardener."

    Variety.com

  • Carol Kane turns Martha's aunt, a onetime thesp turned teacher, into a whimsically batty version of Miss Jean Brodie, and Ellen Burstyn as the evil Mary's doting grandmother almost manages to persuade us that she would have swallowed a tissue of lies.

    The Children's Hour - review

  • The latest pot-pourri by the cricket‑loving jester/thesp Michael Simkins The Last Flannelled Fool, Ebury £11.99 will also cheer your winter.

    William Hill must be brought to book for sport prize's lack of joy | Frank Keating

  • "I would do [30 Rock] in a heartbeat if they asked me to come on," enthused the genuinely shocked thesp.

    Matt Damon Doing '30 Rock'

  • "I would do [30 Rock] in a heartbeat if they asked me to come on," enthused the genuinely shocked thesp.

    Matt Damon Doing '30 Rock'

  • What's more she was seen at sundry locations shooting scenes from the upcoming remake of Arthur starring The Tempest co-thesp Russell Brand.

    Brad Balfour: Oscar-winning Dame Helen Mirren Stirs The Tempest & Makes Us See Red This Season

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  • FABLE III: An acting company of British thesps, including Sir Ben Kingsley and Simon Pegg, lend their voices to this medieval videogame sequel.

    EW, 11/5/2010

    October 31, 2010