Elspeth Morrison is an ex-BBC producer who escaped the Corporation to explore her passion as an accent coach. She has huge experience in coaching actors for television, theatre and film roles in accents spanning from Trinidad to Cockney. Radio listeners will be familiar with her popping up as a regular pundit commenting on the use of accents and she has also worked on the BAFTA award-winning series, Faking It. In this workshop she welcomes all levels of accent confidence.
Linda and James are award-winning directors, directing drama and commercials together since 2011. Their film "Man of the Hour" won Best Short at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, AmPav, and was selected for over 10 festivals, including BAFTA and Oscar qualifiers. They are now working on their debut feature.
Emily Jenkins spent 5 years as Head of the prestigious Poel Event, an organisation providing free Shakespeare training to professional actors on stage at the National Theatre. As a Shakespeare consultant and coach she works for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.
Dave Bourn formed SPROUT IDEAS in 1998, teaching the skills of improvised theatre to actors, the business community and to the wider general public. Dave is currently the resident improvisation tutor at University of West London and the Court Theatre Drama School. He has directed shows by Stephen K Amos, Carey Marx, Felix Dexter and Phil Nichol, the last of which was also nominated for the Perrier Award. He has written for many comedians and sketch shows and also owns The Funny Side comedy club.
Paul Cawley's screen career has recently included work in McMafia, Deep State, Father Brown, Peaky Blinders, Catastrophe, Casualty, Unforgotten, as well as both series of The Wrong Mans. On stage his work includes appearances at the NT, Sheffield Crucible, Hampstead Theatre, Chichester, BAC, Southwark Playhouse, Theatre 503, The Gate and The Finborough, as well as appearances in the West End. He has taught at The Actors Centre, Mountview, City Lit and The Drama Studio and he has been one of the three Equity/Skillset Careers Advisors since 2005.