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Just what you’d expect of an actor when performing (2,9)


I believe the answer is:

in character

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'just what you'd expect' is the definition.
I know nothing about this answer so I can't judge whether it can be defined by this definition.

'an actor when performing' is the wordplay.
'an actor when' becomes 'in' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'performing' becomes 'character' (character is a kind of performing).
'in'+'character'='IN CHARACTER'

'of' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for in character that I've seen before include "Typical" , "True to type" , "Appropriate for the part" , "Dressed for the part" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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