professional acting coaching  

I have taught screen acting and directing to vocational students for 10 years at the Drama Centre at Central St. Martins, where alumni include Michael Fassbender, Tom Hardy, Anne Marie Duff and Colin Firth.

My book 'From Stage to Screen: a theatre actor's guide to working on camera', with a foreword by Hugh Bonneville, was published by Bloomsbury Methuen in 2014 (details on the Stage to Screen page of this site).

I run continuing professional development workshops at the Actors Centre, mostly on subjects like listening, making the transition from stage to screen and understanding how to work with a camera.

I also occasionally coach individuals, including professional performers from other disciplines who want to move into acting.  For example I spent 6 months working with the street dance group Diversity in preparation for a movie and I continue to work with one of the group, Ike Ezekwugo, as he develops his acting career.

Other clients have included the model Sophie Anderton, the boxer Joe Calzaghe and the television presenter Gavin Ramjaun.