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Ed Birch - Acting & Drama Coach in East Dulwich, SE London

Ed Birch Acting Coaches (South East London)

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  • East Dulwich (SE22) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 28 Feb 2018
  • Sex: Male
  • Can Travel To: City of London
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  • Professional Qualification BA Eng Lit & Drama UEA
  • Professional Qualification Two year Acting Diploma Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check CRB
  • Professional Membership Independent Talent Agency, Equity
  • References References are available upon request


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Personal Message
I prepare actors applying for drama school and professional auditions. I have sat on the audition panel at the Bristol Old Vic and I have ten years experience as an actor, appearing in Sherlock, Utopia, Bletchley Circle and Casanova.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Drama School Auditions.
Sourcing material for auditions.
Monologue and scene preparation for showcase.
Professional Auditions.
Self taping for film and television.
Tell me about your qualifications.
Two Year diploma in professional acting Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
BA Hons English and Drama University of East Anglia.
What kind of experience do you have?
As an actor my television work spans BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Netflix, Amazon Prime as well as films on general release. Credits includes Sherlock, Utopia, Bletchley Circle, Life in Squares, The Eichmann Show, Casanova, Silk, Casualty and Midsummer Murders.

At drama school I was the winner of the Actors Centre's Alan Bates Award for outstanding newcomer 2011, as well as nominee for the Spotlight Prize and recipient of the Robert Hole Bursary for outstanding performance in the classical term. I am signed with Independent Talent, who have represented me since graduation.
How much do you charge?
£40ph plus cost of travel for outbound sessions.
Where do you teach?
I teach from my home in East Dulwich. Good for students in Peckham, Camberwell, Forest Hill, Nunhead, Brockely, Crystal Palace, Sydenham.
I am available to travel to you, wherever you are in London, for the additional cost of travel.
When are you available?
Flexible throughout the week and weekends. Cancellations must be made 24hours in advance.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
All ages.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Fully CRB checked in 2007.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Skype or FaceTime.
Do you have a personal message for students?
Auditions are hard. You can so easily lose what you set out to do when you get in the room. This has certainly happened to me but in my experience working on material together beforehand will better prepare you to give the most unique, embodied and memorable performance you can give while avoiding the usual mental traps that leave you feeling it went badly. This can mean working in a myriad of ways: analysing the text, exploring what's blocking you, or simply getting on our feet and shaking things up until something unexpected emerges. It may take a few sessions, it may take just one, but I am confident that in working together we can get you to the next level.