The Actors Centre

Building a Life on Screen

WHAT IS IT? A three-day workshop to ensure that you, in your role, stay at least as charismatic (or possibly even more interesting and exciting) than you are in your own life, and to help you cope with the fact that there is little or no rehearsal for screen work. HOW WILL IT WORK? On the first day we look at you, your unique life on screen, and how to hang on to it within the specifics of the role. On the second day there will be more tips, rehearsal techniques and strategies to build a life for screen via short scenes. Please bring a very, very short modern monologue (preferably from screen) for the first day. Scripts for the second day will be provided. This two-day workshop is very individual so suitable for actors who have done little or no screen work as well as those with lots of experience. WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? More confidence both in self-preparation and on set. A look at yourself both as you and in a role on screen in a safe environment. Participant Price: £150. Observer Price: £45.


This workshop runs over 3 days

October 12, 11:30 - 18:00

October 13, 14, 10:30 - 17:30


Mel Churcher

Mel has worked as a dialogue or acting coach on over fifty major movies including The Lady (Michelle Yeoh), Berberian Sound Studio (Antonio Mancino), Control (Sam Riley), The Fifth Element (Milla Jojovich), The Hole (Thora Birch/Keira Knightley), Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (Angelina Jolie/Daniel Craig) and Danny the Dog (Jet Li). She has worked as voice and text coach for theatre companies including the RSC, Royal Exchange, Royal Court and Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre (1996-2007). Mel has written two books, Acting for Film: Truth 24 Times a Second (Virgin Books) and A Screen Acting Workshop with DVD (Nick Hern Books). Visit for more information.


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