The Actors Centre

Performing for the Screen Lab

WHAT IS IT? David’s focus is on the actor, the character and the narrative. In this highly practical workshop he offers a comprehensive introduction to screen acting with an organic approach to character construction. HOW WILL IT WORK? As a group we will work on a number of practical exercises including: on-camera scene work; performance and presentation; physical blocking of scenes and the psychological effect it attains; static dialogue and dialogue in action. All exercises will be followed by feedback and discussion. We will analyse and discuss the filmed excerpts to highlight the truth, spontaneity and continuity of performance. WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? Participants will be able to see and evaluate their on-screen performances and come away from the course with tools for character creation and an awareness of their acting skills for the motion picture arts. A course plan is available from Price: £55


David Bonneville

David Bonneville is a writer-director with an emphasis is on character development and actor’s performance. The two male leads on his last film Gypsy won 5 international Awards including a Best Global Performance Award in Canada. Gypsy premiered in Locarno and was a Hamptons and SXSW nominee. The female lead in his previous film L'Arc-en-Ciel had also won the Best Actress Award for her performance at the International Portuguese Language Film Festival. David’s films have been broadcast on TV in Europe, Africa and America and have commercial distribution in the UK and abroad. He has written, directed and produced films that have won a total of 29 awards and been screened in more than 200 film festivals worldwide. David has recently been awarded the First Feature Funding scheme to direct his first feature film by the ICA - Film Institute of Portugal. For further information visit


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