The Actor Works

Actor Works was established by Daniel Brennan in January 2007 as a direct response to the sudden closure of the renowned Academy Drama School in Whitechapel.

After the death of The Academy’s founder and principal, Tim Reynolds, it was clear that the school could no longer run and the decision was made to close the school at the end of 2006.

Unfortunately, this meant that 70 students would be left without a school in which to train. This was when Daniel Brennan (who was working as a tutor at the Academy) formulated the idea of setting up a rescue package for them; hiring rooms from Pollyanna Training Theatre and Bishop Challoner School in which to run classes until the students’ intended graduation dates in the summers of 2007 and 2008.

During this time, it was becoming clear that the formula for Actor Works was working and it was decided that the school would continue beyond the graduation of The Academy’s former students. Since then, Actor Works has been auditioning and taking on students of its own and, in January 2009, the school moved into Raine House in Wapping and finally became a drama school in its own right and in its own home.


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Alex Baluta
Alex Baluta
Actor
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Richard Holborn
2013, Stay Happy Keep Smiling, Elliot/Aaron
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Marcelina Mochalska
2013, Stay Happy Keep Smiling, Annie
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Alex Baluta
Alex Baluta
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2013, Stay Happy Keep Smiling, Stefan
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Vee Wells
Vee Wells
Actor
2013, Bazaar and Rummage, Gwenda / WPC
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Vee Wells
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Voice Over: English
2013, Bazaar and Rummage, Gwenda / WPC
Grace Harrington
Grace Harrington
Choreographer
2013, Actorworks Showcase, Choreographer
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Grace Harrington
Grace Harrington
Choreographer
2013, Actorworks Showcase, Choreographer
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Elaine Harry
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2012, Women of Troy, Athene / Chorus
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Karina Knapinska
2012, Women of Troy, Helen
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Gosia Roska
Gosia Roska
Actor
2012, Women of Troy, Hecuba
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William Ingham
William Ingham
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2012, Women of Troy, Lighting Designer
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Germán D'Jesús
2012, Women of Troy, Talthybius
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Kim Christie
Kim Christie
Actor
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Kim Christie
Kim Christie
Actor
2012, Wapping History Walk, Hannah Snell & Street urchin
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William Ingham
William Ingham
Lighting Designer
2012, Two, Lighting Designer/ Operator
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Kim Christie
Kim Christie
Actor
2012, The Witches, Boy
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Dawn Rose Summers
2012, The Merchant of Venice, Antonio
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Elaine Harry
Elaine Harry
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2012, The Merchant of Venice, The Duke / Tubal
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Germán D'Jesús
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Actorworks

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Alternative Company Names

Actor Works