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James O’Donnell

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Subjects taught by James:
Acting Advanced courses

James O’Donnell is a successful actor and drama coach with a ten-year career working in a wide variety of theatre, television, and film. He completed two seasons at the Royal Shakespeare Company and was nominated for the Ian Charleson award for his role as The Boy in Henry IV part 2 and Henry V.

Having decided to concentrate on directing in recent years, James has directed plays at The Riverside Studios, Theatro Technis, Etcetera, Jack Studio, Theatre 503, Southwark Playhouse, Omnibus Theatre Clapham and Tristan Bates Theatre.

James co-founded and was the Associate Director for Strange Fish Theatre Company for whom he directed the critically acclaimed production of The Turn of the Screw, Quietly by Owen McCafferty and one-woman show The Match Box by Frank McGuinness. All produced at the Omnibus Theatre Clapham.

In James’ classes, you will enjoy a shared experience learning the world of a play together through close script analysis.

“The path from page to stage is always a fascinating journey where we learn from each other in an environment of mutual learning. The days when I see an actor struggle but then leap forward in their understanding of their character, how to play a scene or improve themselves as actors are the best rehearsal days for me and make my role as director fantastically satisfying.”