About Me and What I do:
I am a freelance Acting Coach & career expert. I trained at Brunel University, graduating with a BA (Hons) degree in Drama and Film & TV Studies, achieving an Upper Second Class grade. I have been a professional actor since 1997 and started coaching in 2008, when my eldest son Elliot (aged 8 at the time) decided he too wanted to be an actor in TV & film. Inspired by being a huge Doctor Who fan, with the ambition to one day become the Doctor himself (perhaps the Twentieth? There's still time).
I have a great deal of experience in coaching for castings/audition technique along with detailed mentoring once you have booked a role for in-depth character development and scene study. I provide expert career advice & insider knowledge to drastically increase your chances of booking more roles through your professionalism and talent both in the audition room and on set - for children, Drama School graduates and adults. We can also embark on ongoing scene study for auditions and roles, keeping your method and technique polished.
With the help of coaching & mentoring, Elliot successfully booked many roles right from the start, eventually landing himself the lead role in BBC3's sitcom 'Uncle', for 3 seasons (currently on Netflix); also being offered the role of Prince Edward in BBC2's Shakespeare adaptation of 'Richard III' starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Judi Dench; and getting down to the last 2 boys for a principle child role in Tim Burton's 'Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children'. Elliot’s most recent project in 2019 is playing Ky in ‘Days of the Bagnold Summer’, directing debut by Simon Bird (‘Inbetweeners’ & ‘Friday Night Dinner’).
Elliot's impressive CV can be seen on his Spotlight Page. During the process, gaining representation by one of London's Top 5 Agents.
In 2016, my (then) 7 year old son Louis decided to follow in big brother's footsteps and after a little audition coaching, he landed the lead role in a Christmas commercial for France and Belgium's leading supermarket chain Intermarché for TV, cinema and Internet. Louis’s next shoot was commercial for German Children's Charity 'SOS Kinderdorf'.
Intermarché Christmas Commercial 2016:
SOS Kinderdorf, Children’s Charity commercial, 2017:
My experience ranges from children as young as 4 years old through to adults, as well as Drama School graduates looking to break into the industry.
Alongside my coaching sessions, I can Self-Tape your audition, providing professional guidance & coaching, then film, edit and send your self-tape submission for you. Please CLICK HERE for full details.
As an actor, my professional experience includes theatre, film, TV shows, commercials, Idents and voice-over work. Most recently, I played Doris in UNCLE for BBC3 in season 3. Plus Body-Doubling the lead role of 'Errol' for seasons 1 and 2.
I am currently fronting/lead vocalist in Wedding, Party & Function band CandyStripes, performing approximately 500 gigs over the last 10 years. Vocal training includes West End Musical and Pop/Rock styles. CLICK HERE for more info on singing lessons.
If you would like to book a singing lesson, please send me a message on the Contact page.
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