One of the two most influential people in my theatre training life- Hugh Jackman
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Acting, voice, speech,elocution, directing, voice for confidence, public speaking, stagecraft, period movement and style, accents and dialects.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Founding Head of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Deputy-Principal of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Head of Voice at the Mountview Academy of Arts, Head of Drama and Voice, Central School of Speech and Drama, co- founder of the National Council of Drama training. Author of two theatre textbooks. Professional director in USA, Australia and UK in theatre, musicals and opera for the past 40+years.
- How much do you charge?
£30 per session for individuals. Group classes by arrangement. Petrol extra for long journeys.
- Where do you teach?
At home for individuals, the local Louth theatre for small groups, Lincoln, and London for major contracts.
- When are you available?
Most of the year.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
If you are really serious about becoming an actor/actress and have absolutely no desire to do anything else, then maybe I can guide and advise you. The talent is yours and with it comes hard work. Are you prepared for a major commitment to a training that is as hard as the army but less muddy?
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- What kind of experience do you have?
50+ years of professional theatre experience and drama training. Added to my theatre work I have had the privilege of coaching individuals in all walks of life including politicians, lawyers and countless teachers who needed guidance in presentation skills, confidence in public speaking and debating in parliament.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
In the process of obtaining.
- Where and with whom did you train?
Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I have helped to train hundreds of actors and actresses on three continents.Ex-graduates include: Hugh Jackman, Martin Clunes (Doc Martin), Jane Seymour, Dame Harriet Walter, Clive Carter, Harry Crosby (son of Bing Crosby), David Haig, Anthony Head ( ArthurKing ),Clare Higgins, Amy Irving (Carrie),Dillie Keane (Fascinating Aida), Nichola McAuliffe (Surgical Spirit), Michael Maloney, Neil McDermott (East Enders) Frances O'Connor (Cashmere Mafia), Ian McNeice (Doc Martin), Jeff Rawle ( Hollyoaks), Clive Wood, Suzanne Bertish, Miles Richardson (son of Ian Richardson), Dominic Purcell (Prison Break) Nigel Planer (The Young Ones), Neil McDermott (Eastenders), Kelly Adams (Hustle), Alyson Spiro ( Emmerdale).
• Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama
• British and Australian Equity
Training with Nigel for three years at WAAPA gave me all the vocal skills and techniques at my finger tips which I know will last me a lifetime. They have benefited me in ways I would never have thought possible.
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