The Actors Centre

There's No Such Thing as Character

WHAT IS IT? A startling and fresh viewpoint on acting and how to do it. Evolved from Chris New's experience as a working actor this weekly class cuts through the myths and mysticisms that surround acting and delivers a clear, concise process which you can rely on.


HOW WILL IT WORK? Beginning with the simplest principles of what acting is, each class will work to craft your method, solidify within you a technique and create confidence and relaxation in your work - confidence that you can rely on in every audition and on every film set or stage. Each week will be a mixture of 'no prep' exercises and prepared work all designed to encourage you to remove the mask of character and, instead, have the confidence to trust what is already within you.


WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? Through a discipline of process and a clear understanding of why acting works, each participant will learn to trust what is within themselves and speak with a clear voice and mind. Ultimately, this weekly workshop aims to nurture your confidence in you. Price: £18

Workshop tier: ALL LEVELS

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Chris New

Chris trained as an actor at RADA. Graduating in 2006, he landed his first professional role starring in the West End revival of Martin Sherman’s Bent, for which he was nominated as Best Newcomer at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards. He then went on to lead companies at the NT, the RSC, the Young Vic, Sadler’s Wells and Manchester Royal Exchange, returning to the West End in 2009 to play Joe Orton in Prick Up Your Ears. He made his New York theatre debut in 2011 in Peter Nichol’s Lingua Franca and his film debut in 2012 in Andrew Haigh’s Weekend, for which he was nominated as Best Newcomer at the BFI London Film Festival Awards.


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