I love love love acting coaching as I feel confident that I can get amazing performances out of the people I work with when we focus on the right areas they need to work on.
Each client is unique and will require an individual approach but usually, we start by looking at understanding character, intentions and emotional connection to the text. I also explore in-depth voice work, physicality, and texts ranging from brand new writing right the way back to Shakespeare. I am a particular fan of Shakespeare!
Other areas include how to self-tape, how to audition for drama school, commercials, TV and film and theatre; memorisation techniques; how to approach acting agents; how to get auditions; how to set up an acting profile.
"She is a truly committed actress, showing both a talent for character parts and easy connection with the truth.” Jessica Swale (Globe, Summerland, Leading Lady Parts)
“She reminds me of a young Katherine Parkinson. She is a strong actress with a particular flair for comedy.” Vicky Wildman (CDG)
I am a professionally trained actress (Mountview); multi-award winner; long-form improviser (Comedy Central discovered) with 2 monthly shows and invitations to perform at venues such as The Free Association and Hoopla; and star of BBC Three's viral sketch, ‘Breaking up with a Remoaner’.
I have worked with directors including Jessica Swale (Globe, ‘Summerland’,‘Leading Lady Parts’), Jake Smith (‘The Height of the Storm’, Wyndham, Almeida), Max Key (Trafalgar Studios, Lyric), Dipak Patel (BBC, Comedy Central), Ian Nicholson (Nuffield Southampton) and Amy Liptrott (Pitlochry Festival Theatre).
I also have a degree in English and write for screen, stage and radio. My short film ‘Health Kick’ won Best Short Film, Best Comedy and Audience Choice Award. I have written, produced and performed multiple plays for VAULT Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Women in the West End (Arts Theatre) and The Rosemary Branch Theatre. I have also worked closely with film producer Julia Verdin (‘Two Jacks’ starring Sienna Miller, Jack and Danny Huston).
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Best Actress Winner - Rueful Warrior (Dir. Mark Owen) - Indie Shorts
Best Performance Winner - Entrance No Exit (Dir. Jo Southwell) - Female Filme Fest
Best Comedy - Health Kick (Dir. Dipak Patel) - London Short Film Festival
*Currently playing the lead, TASH, in Instagram's sitcom, THE UNDERCOVER RECRUITER (The World’s First Instagram
*Long-form improviser w/ 2 monthly residencies.
*BEST PERFORMANCE, Female Film Festival 2019 I BEST ACTRESS, Indie Film Chart 2019 I BEST ACTRESS
NOMINATED, Out of the Can Film Festival 2019 & Show Low Film Festival 2019.
JESSICA SWALE: "She's a truly committed actress, with both a talent for character parts and easy connection with the
VICKY WILDMAN(CDG): “Reminds me of a young Katherine Parkinson, a strong actress with a flair for comedy."
2020, Stage, Claire, APOLOGIA, The English Theatre of Hamburg, Paul Glaser
2018, Stage, Chorus/Lord Scroop, SHAKESPEARE'S HENRY V, Petersfield Shakespeare Festival, Jake Smith
2018, Stage, Karina, THE SLEEPER (TOUR), Anima Theatre Co/The Space, Henry C. Krempels
2018, Stage, Emily, PLACE TO BE: THE LAUNDRETTE, Anima Theatre Co/VAULT Festival, Henry C. Krempels
2017, Stage, Karina (Lead), THE SLEEPER, Anima Theatre Company/Theatre503/Edinburgh Fringe, Henry C. Krempels
2017, Stage, Writer/Performer, DR. AUDREY'S FATAL MISTAKE, 'Ships/Edinburgh Fringe, Michelle Fahrenheim/Cathy Young
2016, Stage, Woman (Lead), NUDE, The Hope Theatre/Forest Forge, Ian Nicholson
2016, Stage, Ed Montgomery, POSH, Anonymous Is A Woman Theatre Company, Lucy Atkinson
2016, Stage, Maleficent, GRIMM BEGINNINGS, Riverside Productions/Site Specific, Sheridan Cassidy
2015, Stage, Woman (Lead), NUDE, Apples and Snakes, Ian Nicholson
2014, Stage, Poppy, TODAY I BOUGHT A YELLOW CAR, London Theatre Workshop, Amy Liptrott
2013, Stage, Mrs Marshall, PLAYHOUSE CREATURES, The Karamel Club, Jessica Swale
2013, Stage, John, KIMALIA, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Anthony Lau
2013, Stage, Sasha, THERE IS A WAR, Jacksons Lane, Dan Bird
2012, Stage, Angel, THE RINK, Mountview Academy, Harriet Thorpe
2012, Stage, Emma, DIRTY BLOOD, Last Dra Theatre Co./Edinburgh Fringe, Calum Fleming
2013, Stage, Laertes, HAMLET, Mountview Academy, Kelly Hunter
2011, Stage, Zoe, THE KNOWLEDGE, Mountview Academy, Max Key
2010, Stage, Viola, TWELFTH NIGHT, Article 19, Charley Walker
2009, Stage, Emily, PARENTS' EVENING, Tickled Pig Productions/Edinburgh Fringe, Robbie Ormrod
2019, Comedy, Tash, THE UNDERCOVER RECRUITER - WORLD'S FIRST INSTAGRAM SITCOM, Tom Goble, Ant Craven
2019, Comedy, Rach, YOU’VE NEVER SEEN THE DARK KNIGHT?, Dipak Patel
2018, Comedy, Georgia, BBC QUICKIES, BBC Three, Ben Sutton
2018, Comedy, Improviser, IMPROV FROM MUSIC (COMEDY CENTRAL: "100% RECOMMEND"), Geraldyne Improv, Charlie Kemp
2017, Comedy, Improviser, WHOSE ARMY (LONG FORM IMPROVISED COMEDY), Monkey Toast, Simon Lukacs
2016, Comedy, Writer/Performer, GET GLADYS SKETCH, Get Gladys/Arts Theatre, Women in The West End Festival
2016, Comedy, Improviser, THE NINES: IMPROVISED COMEDY, The Arts Theatre
2015, Comedy, Poppy, BELLA 'N' POPPY, Comedy Duo, Michelle Fahrenheim, Kirsty Mann
2018, Television, Se (Lead), DEAD GOOD (PILOT), Devon Dickson
2019, Short Film, Ginny (Lead), THE IMMORTAL FAMILY, Ben Cohen Films, Ben Cohen
2019, Short Film, Suki, SWIPED, Okey Productions, Steve Whiteley
2018, Short Film, Yalalia (Lead), RUEFUL WARRIOR *BEST ACTRESS* INDIE FILM CHART, Belloq Productions, Mark Owen
2018, Short Film, Anyone (Lead), MINE, Feringgi Bay Films, Zoe Morgan Chiswick
2018, Short Film, Helen (Lead) *Best Actress Nomination*, ENTRANCE NO EXIT, Aston Productions, Jo Southwell
2017, Short Film, Michelle (Lead), HEALTH KICK, Big Fox Productions, Dipak Patel
2017, Short Film, Sam, CHICKEN, Feringgi Bay Films, Zoe Morgan Chiswick
2015, Short Film, Claire, CUPIDS, Beware of the Dog Productions, Angelo Calarco
2018, Writing, Writer/Performer, SIGNS, VAULT Festival/Anima Theatre Company, Henry Krempels
2017, Writing, Writer/Performer, DR AUDREY'S FATAL MISTAKE, Edinburgh Fringe/Ships Comedy, Self-directed
2017, Writing, Writer/Performer, HEALTH KICK, Best Short Film, Audience Choice Award, Dipak Patel (BBC Comedy, Comedy
2016, Writing, Writer/Performer, GET GLADYS SKETCHES, Anonymous is a Woman Theatre Company, Women in The West End
2017, Web Series, May Dawkes, ACTRESS DIARIES, Omega 3 Productions, Sheena May
2016, Web Series, Michelle, THE EYE OF MY APPLE, Michelle Fahrenheim, Harriet Collings
2019, Voice Over, Narrator, EBODHI'S FULL MASSAGE COURSE, Ebodhi, Pete Whitcro
2017, Voice Over, Narrator, ANN PAGE ON SMARTER BUDGETING, The GC Research Club
2017, Voice Over, Various roles/Crowd ADR, INNOCENT EPISODES 1/2/3/4, Sync or Swim, Phoebe Scholfield
2016, Voice Over, Narrator, HOW TO MASSAGE LIKE A PRO IN 10 HOURS, Ebohdi Ltd, Michael Wabro
2015, Voice Over, Mother, WHO WANTS TO CHANGE COMMERCIAL, One Eyed Dog Films Ltd, Olga Barr
2015, Voice Over, Various roles/Crowd ADR, THE TUNNEL 2, Sync or Swim, Phoebe Scholfield
2013, Voice Over, Narrator, PODCAST: PREDICTIVE CODING ARTICLE BY W. BARNES GRAHAM, The GC Research Club
2019, Rehearsed Reading, Charlotte, BREAD FROM AIR, So and So Arts Theatre, Sarah Berger
2018, Educational, Presenter, THE WOW SHOW (PRE-RECORDED AND LIVE SHOW), Embolden, Dipak Patel/Peter Dick
2015, Rehearsed Reading, Julie, MISS JULIE, Paul Hewitt, Amy Liptrott
2014, Still Photography, Marie-Anne, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, Samuel French Ltd, Jessica Swale
2013, Documentary, Austen Lady, REGENCY ETIQUETTE EDUCATIONAL VIDEO, Maria Clarke Etiquette Advisor Workshops, Maria
Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-California, Essex, Northern, RP*, South African
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
A Cappella, Period Dancing, Singing (general)
Performance: Audio Drama, BADC Standard, Comedy, Comedy Improv, Corporate Roleplay, Dubbing, Green
Screen, Laban Training, Lip Sync, Live Roleplay, Outdoor Performances, Physical Comedy,
Presenting, Radio Drama, TV Presenting, Underwater Filming, Voice Acting, Voice Over, Voice Over
+ Home Studio, Voice Over Professional/Specialist, Writer/Director - Comedy Fringe
(* = highly skilled)
Horse-riding, Kick Boxing, Running*, Scuba Diving, Skiing*, Stage Combat, Swimming, Tennis,
Vehicle Licences: Car Driving Licence
Other Skills: Comedy Songwriting, DBS (CRB) clearance, Improvisation, Narration, Scriptwriter (professional),
Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, BA (Hons) Performance (Acting Option), 3 years, 2010-2013
The American Academ of Dramatic Arts, Advanced Screen Acting Intensive, 2014
Monkey Toast - Long Form Improvised Comedy (David Shore), Levels 1-5, 2015-2016
Fight Training - Week Intensive for RUEFUL WARRIOR, (Joe Golby: BBC, ITV, Channel4), 2017,
The Free Association - Long Form Improvised Comedy, Levels 1-6, 2016-2018
Michelle has been a close friend for 13 years, and I know her to be a very reliable, trustworthy and responsible person. She has been teaching for several years now and takes a lot of care over tailoring her service to each student. She is a highly creative and communicative person having worked in theatre for her adult life, and cultivates a strong passion for arts and culture. I would recommend her as a tutor to anyone wanting to be tutored with rigour, and gently pushed outside of their comfort zone through creative activities.
I would 100% recommend Michelle as a tutor, having lived with her and hearing about how she talks about tutoring - and the passion she has for supporting the young people she works with - I would definitely send anyone needing this kind of support to her. She is professional and kind, and manages to make learning fun!
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