Acting for TV/Film


Tuesdays 7pm-9pm

SUMMER TERM10th May 2022-19th July (11 weeks)
WINTER TERM13th September 2022-22nd November (11 weeks)


SUMMER TERM£295 OR £236 with 20% Early Bird Discount-fees can be split into TWO instalments
WINTER TERM£295 OR £236 with 20% Early Bird Discount-fees can be split into TWO instalments


Jacksons Lane Arts Centre
269A Archway Rd, London N6 5AA

DANIELA SPATARU is a trained and working actor, with a Masters Degree (Distinction) in Acting for Screen from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, a Masters Degree in Arts and Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Drama. She leads the Acting for Screen department at Bodens Performing Arts College and previously assisted the course leader of the MA Acting for Screen program at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

TV/Film credits include This way up seasons 1 &2 (channel 4), River City (BBC), The Halcyon (Left Bank productions and ITV) Tom Walker/Heartland music video (Sony Music) to name a few.

Daniela focusses her lessons on relaxing and working with ease, developing the imagination, unpicking personal habits and creating believable performances, as well as on the technicalities of acting for the camera and being on a film/tv set.


*This discount is only for new students. Returning students have already been emailed their discount code.

If you do not enjoy your first class, let us know within 24 hours and you will receive a full refund minus the cost of the first class.

***We are holding a £10 taster evening for the first class of this term for anybody unsure about signing up for the full course. Click here for more details. ***

This is a not-to-be-missed course for anyone interested in acting in TV and film. You will have the opportunity to play a variety of roles from both British and American TV and film scripts, exploring how to build an authentic, original and engaging character, whilst demystifying some of the technical aspects of acting on screen; including shot sizes and how they influence your performance, hitting your mark and single camera v multi.

There are many disciplines in the world of acting. Among the most challenging and yet rewarding is that of acting on screen. Acting in front of a lens, is a polar shift from treading the boards. The intensity and pressure to perform can feel overwhelming.

For this Winter Term you will be approaching different genres, ranging from comedy, drama to period drama, with relevant scripts from TV and film, such as Killing Eve, You, Ozark, Breaking Bad, but also classic and cult TV and film work.

One of the main focusses will be ‘losing yourself in the character’ as opposed to acting and what this means on screen.

This will be an active course with a range of activities and the opportunity to get on camera and evaluate your performance through playback. Although you’ll be working hard, you can expect lots of laughs and fun!

“Drama is life with all the boring bits cut out.” (Alfred Hitchcock).

Course Content Winter Term: (Subject to minor changes)

  • SPECIFIC SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN THIS TERM: Understanding and applying fundamental screen acting techniques in order to create truthful performances, making creative choices for building characters, identifying subtext to create believable performances. 
  • WEEK ONE: Introduction to Screen acting. Acting on camera vs acting on screen, what are the differences? Screen acting and the naturalistic approach
  • WEEK TWO: Acting in different types of shots and understanding the technical aspects of being front of the camera
  • WEEK THREE: Acting in a close-up and looking at eyeline
  • WEEK FOUR: Listening and responding. The importance of subtext
  • WEEK FIVE: Blocking and hitting your mark. Continuity 
  • WEEK SIX: Working on character. Starting from you, understanding your own patterns 
  • WEEK SEVEN: Using imagination to find the “key” of the character 
  • WEEK EIGHT: Looking at character traits and behaviour
  • WEEK NINE: Monologues vs Duologues
  • WEEK TEN: Talk about the industry and the auditioning process 
  • WEEK ELEVEN: The impact of COVID and the rise of the self-tapes. How to approach them?

Please note that as we are an adult performing arts school, any video footage or photographs taken during your class may be used on our social media for marketing and promotional purposes.

This course will take place on Tuesdays 7pm – 9pm, 13th September 2022- 22nd November. ALL profits from this course will go towards Saving the Anna Fiorentini Kids Charity Theatre School.

**Click BOOK NOW to secure your place on this course. If, however, you wish to pay in TWO instalments please send an email to and someone will get back to you within 48hrs to arrange.**


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