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In the beginning was the word

In the beginning was the word Words are the core of any dramatic character. What they say is...

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Auditioning for Drama School

I have sat in on auditions at one of the biggest drama schools in the world. It is joyful and...

Finding your way as an actor with Meisner

Are you just getting into acting? Applying for drama school? If you’re anything like I was when...

The Heart of the Auditioning Matter

Auditioning for drama school can be a daunting, emotional process. Auditioning for anything can...

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  • Emily Owens Wimbledon, SW19 Gold Member

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    I am a graduate from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Course, since graduating I have been working as a professional actress, singer and drama, singing and music theory teacher.
  • James Wallwork Deptford, SE8

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    I am a professional actor, trained at LAMDA. I am also a director and regularly audition actors for films I have made with my award winning company, Take Cover Films. So I have experience from both sides of the audition process.
  • Jon Osbaldeston Stockwell, SW8 Silver Member

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    I believe passionately in training and education for actors. I also believe that a judicious mixture of training in combination with real experience from working professionals is a must for any actor of any age preparing to enter the profession.
  • Lynn Edmonstone Bayswater, W11 Gold Member

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    I teach Pilates, The Alexander Technique and Stretch Therapy. I teach acting and voice for professional actors, students in training or children. I am experienced with coaching for auditions.
  • Kirsty Woodward Chislehurst, BR5 Silver Member

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    An enthusiastic and encouraging tutor, specializing in Drama and English.
  • Colin Austin Ipplepen, TQ12 Gold Member

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    I worked as a theatre & creative arts professional for many years before qualifying as a teacher. I believe that a basic grounding in communication and creative thinking techniques and strategies holds well in all situations. I offer these to all.
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Acting Articles

  • Essential Reading For Actors

    James Wallwork Acting Coach (South East London) Picture For anyone wanting to pursue a career as an actor, or assist them in coming up with a blueprint theory for working as an actor, these 2 books for me are the best. They really helped me form my own method of working, a sort of tick box list I take to each and every job. The first book is...
  • Auditioning for Drama School Editor's Pick

    Karen Maria Acting Coach (North London) Picture I have sat in on auditions at one of the biggest drama schools in the world. It is joyful and exciting to watch the candidates come through and give you their best work. One recurring thing I have noticed over the years is that Acting students sometimes feel they need to be something other than...
  • Shakespeare In Auditions

    Karen Maria Acting Coach (North London) Picture Shakespeare is for everyone. Students often find the work intimidating or that they are required to develop a whole new set of skills before approaching Shakespeare's work. Yes, you need to understand the Iambic Penatmeter and the context of the play but above all, you need heart and bravery....


  • Acting: In It For The Right Reasons

    Thomas Chambers Acting Coach (South West London) Picture When you're young and you think of potential careers you'd like to go into, it is perfectly normal to visualise your ideal goal or endpoint. What do I dream of doing? If it's to be a doctor, it might be saving someone's life in an operating theatre; if it's to be a lawyer, it could be strolling...
  • How Do You Practise Acting?

    Damien Hughes Acting Coach (East London) Picture "Practise, practise, practise." You'll hear those words echoed across your life from every teacher, mentor, tutor and parent who care about your talents and how you express them. Without practice, talent is nothing. But how does one practise acting? What we mean by that is, how do you get better...
  • Drama School; Why All The Fuss?

    Rosalind Seal Acting Coach (South West London) Picture Gaining a place at drama school has never been more competitive, and places have always been limited. But what's all the fuss about? Are they really what everyone says they are? I believe drama school is essential to learn your craft; it's a place to fail and learn from the best. Drama school...