Acting classes in London

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    I can't seem to book a job to save my life so I think that I need to get back into some acting classes or I will surely lose my mind. If anyone can recommend a great class or a great acting coach here in London before I jump off the roof I would greatly appreciate it. I've looked online and in the stage but I'd really appreciate some first hand opinions about classes that some of you have taken or classes that you've heard about.

    Thank you

    • 23rd Jul 2009
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    Hiya, did you mean theatre or screen acting jobs?

    Some people think Actors Centre doesn't help them much, but I beg to differ. John Melainey's weekly camera classes really helped me gain screen confidence, plus they're good value for money. The Actors Centre joining fee is a different matter though. But John - he's a real treasure. His file of monologues and dialogues are some of the best screen ones I've seen. Just being able to practise scenes to camera, play them back and keep it on video/DVD for yourself will help you tremendously!

    x Ava.

    • 9th Jul 2009
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  • Blake J Askew

    Actor

    Hi Dionne,

    Are you on Spotlight? You have trained at a wonderful drama school and you MUST be on Spotlight. I know this sounds weird, but most of the time, if you are not on Spotlight, its seen as the bare minimum for being in this profession. If i was a CD and saw a hundred actors, I would go for the ones who had everything in place such as Spotlight etc.

    I find it hard to believe that you desperately need more classes as you have trained at one of the best schools, you are extremely attractive in your headshot and have all the necessary things to bag a job.

    I would get on Spotlight, try and get an agent if you dont have one yet and yes, keep your skills up, but just realise that it does take time to get a job and it may have NOTHING to do with you at all. Usually, they think the actor is brilliant but dont think they are right.

    Also consider the Advanced Performers Studio as they will expose you to CDs as well and will really help you hione things.

    I hope you dont mind me saying this, but I really do think with you, its a matter of time before you do get the jobs. This business is a marathon, not a sprint. If you are getting auditions, you are on the right track.

    • 10th Jul 2009
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    Thank you so much guys I really appreciate your comments and advice. With regards to spotlight, I have been putting off joining because I am looking to change my head shots within the next couple of months so I thought that joining with better head shots was the right idea but, you've got me thinking that I needn't wait. Thank you again for your advice.

    • 10th Jul 2009
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  • Blake J Askew

    Actor

    Just join. Trust me, your headshots are good.

    • 12th Jul 2009
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  • Lee Ravitz

    Actor

    Blake is right, because, in the modern industry, if you cannot say you are in Spotlight, you aren't considered to be a serious actor. This is not to say that there aren't plenty of dire 'wannabes' filling up the pages of Spotlight (there are) or that being listed in it will, in itself, generate work (it's hardly guaranteed). But just being able to refer people to your page in Spotlight is considered to give you the major bona fide that the industry now recognises. It is actually more important than holding an Equity card nowadays (not necessarily a good thing), because Spotlight is the medium through which 95% of British casting applications now go through. Unless your own personal contacts are phenomenal, you should always make sure you are listed in Spotlight. For better or worse, it has gained a monopoly. Even the highest ranking members of the UK acting profession tend to be listed in there somewhere.

    • 12th Jul 2009
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  • Charles Delaney

    Actor

    ....Would like have an 'A' share as opposed to a 'B' share of that Mr Ram..!

    • 13th Jul 2009
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    Hi Dionne,

    I teach acting at various Drama Schools and at the moment am collecting names to teach classes independently of Drama Schools as well.

    If you're interested send me your e-mail address and I'll send you some links to my classes.

    Don't jump off a roof. Remember it's temporary problem and there's a remedy. :)

    • 13th Jul 2009
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  • Blake J Askew

    Actor

    Lee,

    You hit the nail on the head. I am ALWAYS right. HASHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Just joking.

    • 13th Jul 2009
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    I'm on spotlight! Thanks for all the advice and responses!

    • 21st Jul 2009
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  • Blake J Askew

    Actor

    Good.

    • 23rd Jul 2009
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    AUDITION SUCCESSFULLY

    (FOR DRAMA SCHOOL & PROFESSIONAL AUDITIONS)

    Hi, I'm Philip Rosch, a London actor & acting-tutor. My film roles include Land of the Blind (Ralph Fiennes/Donald Sutherland), The Green (Robert Redford), and Human Traffic. I've previously been offered work with Kevin Spacey & Jeff Goldblum. Past students include Charlie Cox and Darius.

    AN EXCEPTIONAL SUCCESS RATE: A typical CDS school accepts only one in 15 auditionees. However, of my students, OVER TWO-THIRDS achieve offers. They have gone on to work with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro in The Merchant of Venice & Stardust, also West End theatre, RSC, Rat Pack, leads in Chicago, Guys 'n' Dolls, Bombay Dreams, Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang, Gone With The Wind, and have achieved top agents.

    I TEACH THE 3 VITAL SKILLS:

    *Effective sight-reading

    *Dynamic audition speeches

    *Truthful improvisation

    I also give expert career advice.

    FREE EXTRA TIME: I always give an extra half-hour free during the first lesson, and usually free time at the end of every single lesson except on extremely busy days.

    The welfare and improvement of my students is my prime concern. I seek to bring each to the top of their potential, and release the truth, power and beauty within them. You are welcome to call me should you like to know in detail my working method which yields such good results.

    I'm ranked at the very top as an acting tutor on the Casting Call Pro website. Just go to: Home / Network / Rate resources section / Other Resources.

    If you'd like more detailed information through the post, please send me your mailing address.

    Best wishes,

    Philip Rosch 020 8731 6686

    • 23rd Jul 2009
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    AUDITION SUCCESSFULLY

    (FOR DRAMA SCHOOL & PROFESSIONAL AUDITIONS)

    Hi, I'm Philip Rosch, a London actor & acting-tutor. My film roles include Land of the Blind (Ralph Fiennes/Donald Sutherland), The Green (Robert Redford), and Human Traffic. I've previously been offered work with Kevin Spacey & Jeff Goldblum. Past students include Charlie Cox and Darius.

    AN EXCEPTIONAL SUCCESS RATE: A typical CDS school accepts only one in 15 auditionees. However, of my students, OVER TWO-THIRDS achieve offers. They have gone on to work with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro in The Merchant of Venice & Stardust, also West End theatre, RSC, Rat Pack, leads in Chicago, Guys 'n' Dolls, Bombay Dreams, Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang, Gone With The Wind, and have achieved top agents.

    I TEACH THE 3 VITAL SKILLS:

    *Effective sight-reading

    *Dynamic audition speeches

    *Truthful improvisation

    I also give expert career advice.

    FREE EXTRA TIME: I always give an extra half-hour free during the first lesson, and usually free time at the end of every single lesson except on extremely busy days.

    The welfare and improvement of my students is my prime concern. I seek to bring each to the top of their potential, and release the truth, power and beauty within them. You are welcome to call me should you like to know in detail my working method which yields such good results.

    I'm ranked at the very top as an acting tutor on the Casting Call Pro website. Just go to: Home / Network / Rate resources section / Other Resources.

    If you'd like more detailed information through the post, please send me your mailing address.

    Best wishes,

    Philip Rosch

    020 8731 6686 / [email protected]

    • 23rd Jul 2009
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