Location: Reading Girls School,Reading, RG2 7PY.
Times: 9am – 6pm daily.
Candidatesmust be aged 9 – 18 years on the first day of the course.
Accommodation: Can be arranged with local families whose children are also attending the course
Limited spaces available.Early booking advisable.
How to apply:
To enquire about Screen School or to register your place call 07881638783 or book online here.
Tutors & Participants of Screen School 2010
Find out what they had to say about it here....
Course Tutors - Our Screen Schools are run by one or more of the coaches below depending on course size and tutor availability.
Sonia teaches at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and Drama Studio, London.
Sonia trained as an actress at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She joined the Bristol Old Vic Company, where she was seen by the late Barry Jackson, who invited her to the old Birmingham Rep. She spent several seasons with the company there and parts played included Princess Katherine to Albert Finney's Henry V. As an actress Sonia has worked extensively in television, radio and theatre, including two years with the RSC.
As a director she has been mostly associated with new writing, and has won three Fringe Firsts at the Edinburgh Festival. Her production of Dicken's Women was nominated for an Olivier Award when it transferred to the Duke of York Theatre. Sonia directed Kerry Shale in his adaptation of The Prince of West End Avenue, which was seen in London, Edinburgh and at the Sydney Opera House.
Juliette specialises in delivering acting and voice coaching to the theatre, television and film industry with experience of working with children and young people.
Juliette has just completely a three month shoot working as the dialogue coach on 'Molly Moon' starring Dominic Monaghan, Celie Imrie, Joan Collins and Emily Watson.
Juliette also worked as an acting coach on Philamena which stars Dame Judy Dench and is directed by Stephen Frears.
Juliette was the children's acting and voice coach on the Carey Mulligan/Kiera Knightley movie 'Never Let Me Go', directed by Mark Romanek. Juliette was also the children's voice coach on Fred Claus the movie and was choreographer on the television series Island directed by Cameron McCallister.
With a professional performance career spanning twenty years, Juliette is also a Certified Master Teacher in the Estill Voice Training System and has coached performing artists for over 15 years. Her experiences as a professional actress from the age of 11, coupled with her extensive coaching experience, bring an informed understanding of the challenges faced by a young actor working in the industry and how best to support that performer in the preparation and delivery of their performance.
Juliette worked professionally as an actress from the age of 11 appearing in over 200 television, film and theatre productions. She is best known for creating the lead role of Bertrande de Rols, playing opposite Iain Glen, in the original West End cast of Martin Guerre, produced by Cameron Mackintosh (Prince Edward Theatre) which won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical.
Juliette’s film career began when she was directed by Martin Scorsese as Christ’s Guardian Angel in the controversial The Last Temptation Of Christ. She went on to star opposite Charlie Sheen in the adventure epic Courage Mountain, produced by Michael Douglas. Later, Juliette, played Mary in Mechant Garcon, Ali in Small Time Obsession directed by Piotr Skopiak and Blanche in Two Nudes Bathing – a Cannes Film Festival award winner, written and directed by John Boorman.
On television, Juliette's roles include playing Alicia in the costume drama Lady Audley’s Secret (Carlton), Helene in the epic series Monsignor Renard with the late John Thaw (Carlton), Esme in the popular Shine On Harvey Moon (Witzend) and Fern in the thriller Murder In Mind (BBC Screen One) with Charlotte Rampling and Wall Of Silence opposite Timothy Busfield. She also played Contessina D’Medici in Seasons Of Giants (C4) about the life of artist Michealangelo and Godith in the medieval series Brother Cadfael with Derek Jacobi (ITV).
Juliette’s acting theatre credits include Titania in A Misummer Night’s Dream (Derby Playhouse), Kelly in Dummy Run, a one woman play (Orange Tree), Miranda in The
Tempest (Edinburgh) and a hugely successful run as Klara in Wedekind’s lost play Musik (Theatre Royal, Plymouth).
Other musical theatre roles include Catherine in a specially revised version of Pippin at the Bridewell and a Stephen Shwartz revue Shwartz It All About? (Finborough Theatre). Juliette also had the privilege of creating the role of Virginia opposite Steve Balsamo in the world premiere of Eric Wolfson’sPoe at Abbey Road Recording Studios and playing opposite Bertie Carvel and Razza Jaffrey in a gala performance Victory at the Donmar Warehouse.
Ben Ashton - Acting Technique
Ben is a BA Honours Acting graduate of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (2005 - 2008) and The Patricia Routledge Award & also Spotlight Prize Nominee 2008.
His theatre roles include Benvolio in Romeo & Juliet (Creation Theatre Company);Mercutio in the Royal Shakespeare Company and Mudlark groundbreaking multimedia production of Such Tweet Sorrow; Paris in Romeo & Juliet (Royal Shakespeare Company); Ernest in Ernest & the Pale Moon (Soho Theatre); Jerry in The Zoo Story & Gus in The Dumb Waiter (South Street Arts Centre. Ben played Mercutio in the workshop of Tweet Sorrow (RSC), was an Actor for Cicely Berry’s Directing Course (RSC), and has contributed in Shakespeare Workshops for RSC/CDS.
Ben's screen credits include Toby Walters in Doctors (BBC); Simon in All About George (ITV); Dan in The Murder Rooms (BBC). Film Projects whilst training: Wesley in Crews (directed by Ian Barber); Bill in Tomorrow (directed by Deborah Paige); Graham Stone in Play The Game (directed by Ian Barber); Equus (Sonia Frazer).
Keen to apply?
To register your interest and to request a registration form call 07881638783 or book online here.