I prepare actors either applying for drama school or preparing for professional auditions (including screen work). I also work with clients interested in getting in to acting, or those with previous experience looking to hone their craft. I have sat on the audition panel at the Bristol Old Vic and over fifteen ten years experience as an actor, appearing in Sherlock, Wonder Woman 1984, Disney's Cruella, The Last Kingdom, and many more.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Drama School Auditions.
Sourcing material for auditions.
Monologue and scene preparation for showcase.
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.
- How much do you charge?
£40ph plus cost of travel for outbound sessions.
- Where do you teach?
I generally teach from my house in East Dulwich but I'm 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?
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Zoom, 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.
Ed is one of our best tutors. They have a high-quality profile, verified qualifications, a quick response time, and great reviews from students!
- 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, 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.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have been DBS checked numerous times in the past, but not currently.
• BA Eng Lit & Drama UEA
• Two year Acting Diploma Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
• Independent Talent Agency, Equity
I was really nervous about the audition process for Bristol but Ed was available to work with me throughout each stage. He's very good at getting speeches to the next level. I felt like I went in far better prepared than I would've without our sessions. Must be true as I got my place!
I wouldn't have been anywhere near as good without Ed's help and I really appreciate everything he did to help me. Through our work together I really improved my audition speech and bagged a role at Theatre NW.
I always go to Ed for my self tapes for TV and Film. His suggestions are really helpful, you get a really clean, professional looking tape; well framed, with light and clean background. Also it's much better to read with a really good actor rather than someone who's not used to the process.
Ed has lots of different ways to get the best Shakespearian performance out of you. I'm not very confident with Shakespeare, but he was very understanding and showed me some unexpected techniques on how to feel more at home with the language.
I got my place at Guildhall after working with Ed and I'll certainly be returning to him when I start professional auditions.
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