Brigid trained at Central and worked professionally, acting in theatre and TV for 14 years before starting to teach and direct. Since then Brigid has taught and directed plays in the major English drama schools and around the world. She worked with the NT’s Education Department, initiating and directing their first three educational Shakespeare tours in England and Ireland. The second edition of her book Essential Acting (published by Routledge) contains the line-learning exercises she has developed in her workshops at the Actors Centre. Brigid donates her fee from the Actors Centre to the international charity, WATERAID.