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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Connected mandy members:

Gosia Roska
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Germán D'Jesús
2012, Dinner, Mike
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Karina Knapinska
2012, Dinner, Sian
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Kim Christie
Kim Christie
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2012, Come and Go, Flo
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Grace Harrington
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2011, Wake, Director/ Choreographer
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Germán D'Jesús
2011, The Dumb Woman's Ecstasy, Torturer
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Richard Igoe
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Melanie May
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Kim Christie
Kim Christie
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Angela Ferns
Angela Ferns
Actor
2011, Site Specific Wapping Shindig, Wapping Wench
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Angela Ferns
Angela Ferns
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2011, Rabbit/ Titus Andronicus, Emily/ Lavinia
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Ross McNamara
2011, Present Laughter/ Sweetest Swing In Baseball, Roland Maule/ Michael
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Dawn Rose Summers
2011, Innocent As Charged, Annushka
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Elaine Harry
Elaine Harry
Actor
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Mark Lisseman
2011, Innocent As Charged, Grigory Murov
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Gosia Roska
Gosia Roska
Actor
2011, Innocent As Charged, Milovzorova
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Germán D'Jesús
2011, Innocent as Charged, Shmaga
Actorworks
Kim Christie
Kim Christie
Actor
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Actorworks
Jonathan Bradshaw
2011, Here to Atlantis, Director
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Alternative Company Names

Actor Works