Acting for TV/Film – Playing the Villain vs Hero


Tuesdays 6.45pm-8.45pm

23rd February -23rd March 2021 (5 weeks)


Courtyard Theatre
The Courtyard Theatre, 40 Pitfield St, London N1 6EU

HARRISON ROSE In the last 12 months, Harrison has been commissioned to write for screen (Remote Control for Pluck Productions), performed a new play for screen (Gentlemen for East Riding Theatre) and featured in Loitering (released in full in 2021). As well as this, Harrison has performed on UK Tours, on the West End and Internationally, most recently completing a season of Shakespeare – performing as Hamlet. Harrison is also a Playwright who has written for multiple scratch nights before his debut full-length play (Fox) was programmed at The Old Red Lion Theatre in London in 2017 He trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama on the MA acting program and is a passionate and dedicated acting coach, putting his professional experience to good use.


Only 12 places due to social distancing.

Enjoy being with people within a Covid Secure and fully risk assessed environment which adheres to current government guidelines!

If any classes have to be cancelled due to COVID-19 you will get a refund for all classes unable to be delivered.

***We are holding a £10 taster evening on 23rd February for anybody unsure about signing up for the full course. Click here for more details. ***

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No….it’s our next exciting face to face Acting for TV & Film course!

People love a good baddie and a flawed superhero. Film and television throughout the years is brimming with incredible villainous and captivating performances from amazing actors. From Hanibal Lecter to Thanos, a good villain makes a movie worth re-watching. From Wonder Woman to Bat Man, a good superhero presents strength without sacrificing compassion. Villains challenge the hero, create the drama and say all the best lines. It’s no surprise that 2 different Jokers have taken home Oscar gold! Super heroes make us all want to be better people and stand up for what is right.

In this term’s screen acting class we will be looking at classic villains and heroes from movies and television, and performing their best scenes. We’ll investigate what makes these characters great, looking at character motivation and on-screen performance techniques and set up to create our own versions of these iconic scenes. First and foremost this class is about enjoyment and freeing you as an actor so you can climb into the shoes of some of cinema and televisions most iconic characters!

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.

“The quality of your acting is dependent on the strength of your listening.” (Alan Rickman).

Course Content:

  • Learn the fundamentals of screen acting; naturalistic performance, sight-lines, finding your mark, on camera performance techniques.
  • Engage in exercises specially designed to ‘free’ the actor for performance.
  • Learn how to prepare a scene; getting off book quickly, making strong character decisions, understanding story structure and completing a scene.
  • The art of acting as reacting; listening and engaging with your scene partner.
  • Rehearse and deliver a performance with your scene partner and receive feedback.
  • A fun, no-stress approach to acting on screen. It’s all about enjoyment. Find your inner actor and make new friends.

This course will take place on Tuesdays 6.45pm – 8.45pm, 23rd February- 23rd March. ALL profits from this course will go towards Saving the Anna Fiorentini Kids Charity Theatre School.

**Once you pay your £20 deposit please refer to your booking confirmation email to pay the remainder of your course fees. Please check your junk mail**


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