Next Intake: May 2018

Next Auditions: Wednesday 22nd November 2017 Application deadline: 15th November 2017

A Message From Brian Timoney

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Brian Timoney
The Master Of The Method

“I firmly believe the Ultimate Acting Programme is the most powerful and effective method-acting programme in the world for anyone truly serious about entering the top 5% of the acting profession. That’s why we are looking for serious, dedicated and determined aspiring actors with the commitment to succeed to qualify to for our exclusive Ultimate Acting Programme

Brian Timoney, Creator of Ultimate Acting

Acting Excellence

We are currently looking to accept a select number of students onto my unique one year part-time Ultimate Acting Programme. The Programme is a high-end, no holds barred, challenging actor training and extensive career launch.

The Ultimate Acting Programme includes:

  • Comprehensive, in-depth and challenging Method Acting training, voice training, physical acting training, TV & film technique, audition technique, theatre technique, on location showreel shoot, scene and monologue performance and much more. This training will effect a deep powerful change in your acting – taking it to a top level. The training is on a part-time basis to allow you to work and study, until we launch your career.
  • Face to face session with a leading UK Casting Director
  • A bespoke high quality acting showreel
  • The unique “Timoney Business of Acting Blueprint”
  • Career development support package
  • An end of year “Champagne Showcase” at the exclusive Industry Private Members’ Club, The Century Club, Soho, London – where Agents and Casting Directors will be invited to see your work.

This is the only course in the UK solely offering Lee Strasberg Method Acting training, a Method Acting Masterclass in L.A. and an exclusive Graduation Showcase at The Century Club, London.

Brian Tells You About The Ultimate Acting Programme

An Exceptional Actor Training

The method is about being authentic, truthful and utterly believable. No faking allowed!

It is a defined process of working. You master a step-by-step process that leads to acting excellence. It is a tried and tested practical approach used by the worlds acting elite. The reason that they use it is that it delivers a very high level of depth and believability and is very consistent. When you need to deliver top performances over and over again this becomes a very important factor.

The method is also about being unique. The approach embraces the uniqueness of each individual and enhances your raw ability and turns it into a powerful acting talent.

80% of Best Actor Oscars since 2000 have been won by Method Actors.

Here is a breakdown of the areas we will cover within our Method training. Many of the sensory exercises follow the same approach – building up your sensitivity, concentration and focus – to impact your instrument in different ways.

Relaxation An important aspect of great acting is being able to completely relax. During our technique sessions, we will cover Method Relaxation to focus you mentally and physically.

Sense Memory/ Emotional Memory You will be taken through the unique extensive progression of Sense Memory exercises where you will build up your sense memory ‘muscle’ using real life events.

Private Moment You will recreate an activity that you would normally do alone, but that you would stop if someone entered the room. This exercise is to allow you to be completely private in public.

Animal Exercise You will learn how to create a completely different physicality from your own by using the animal exercise. This is where you create the physical and psychological traits of an animal within your characterisations.

Affective Memory You will relive a strong emotional experience from your own past to create a specific emotion required for a scene.

Method Improvisation You will work on various Method improvisation techniques, including ‘Speaking Out’ (when you speak out as you, the actor, within a scene, and return to the scene content) and sensory improvisation (when you try different sensory exercises to stimulate different internal improvisations).

Scene Study This is where you put all the technical exercises to use within scene work. Acting scenes from plays and films is a crucial development tool for the training actor. We will show you how to construct a character, dissect a scene, analyse the text to further your own talent and get the scenes to a top professional standard.

Text Analysis We will show you how to analyse a text, and how to fully understand the hidden meaning or subtext of the lines. This will also form an important part of how you will develop your characters.

Character Development There will be sessions specifically covering character development. We will show you how to build a convincing and believable character – crucial to any performance.

Voice and Speech Having a good grounding on speech and voice is essential. We will help you develop good diction, accent reduction, accent development and voice projection. We will free up your voice to enable you to use it to express yourself fully.

Physical Acting Freeing up your body so that it can be used for you to fully express yourself is very important. You don’t just act with your head, but your whole body. This unique movement class will allow you to fully engage with your instrument.

Audition Technique As you become more advanced you will want experience of the audition process, including the dos and don’ts to make your audition a successful one. We will show you all the tricks of the trade to get you the part.

Film and TV Technique There will be sessions where you will be filmed and given specific film and TV techniques to ensure you are ready to work on camera.

Watch Brian’s Students At Work

There is no end to the superlatives I could apply to our first weekend of the Ultimate Acting Program, suffice it to say it was phenomenal.’’

Richard Wombwell

I choose the Method because you can be who you really are. You can tap into your own emotions and experiences and project that on to the screen or on the stage. It’s changed me in a massive way. It’s absolutely brilliant!’’

Angela Walters

Personal Coaching on the “Timoney Business of Acting Blueprint”

Let’s be clear about our intentions and what is important about this programme. Our passion is creating outstanding acting – in-depth, believable, no-nonsense, gritty, moving work, which is authentic and truthful. This is the most important aspect of your year with us – developing this standard.

However, we also recognise that there is a business side to acting that must be understood, developed and mastered in order to succeed in today’s industry.

Like it or not, your success as an actor will depend not only on your skill and acting ability, it will also depend on your understanding of the business of acting.

As an actor you’re running a business which sells
 a very valuable product: YOU. To succeed you absolutely must understand this simple and straightforward but critically important side of your career

On the Ultimate Acting Programme you will learn our unique “Timoney Business of Acting Blueprint” where you will master Brian’s cutting-edge business and marketing tools and strategies, to succeed.

The business of acting is one of the most important things. It’s all very well being talented, but if you don’t know how to get yourself out there and for people to know who you are, then you won’t get anywhere. Brian really covers that; you’ll go over every single aspect of the business of acting, which is obviously very, very important.’’

Zino Ventura

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An Ultimate Acting student takes their place in front of the camera.

Method Acting For The Big Screen

Acting for the big screen is very different from acting on stage. Once we have taken you through ‘the Method’ and theatre technique, we then switch to teaching everything you need to know to win roles for the big screen and produce a performance that will stand out.

Here are some of the areas we will cover with you:

Audition Technique – Audition technique is an art form in itself. There is no point in being a great actor if you can’t get the job. You will learn the tools and techniques required to nail the job and experience mock auditions to hone your audition skills.

Film and TV Technique – We will teach you how to produce nuanced in-depth film performances. As part of this process we will film your work and watch back the footage and critique you.

On Location Shoot and Bespoke Showreel – As an actor you must have a great showreel to market yourself. As part of the programme you will go on set for the first time with our professional crew and shoot your first showreel footage.

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An Exclusive “Champagne” Career Launch Graduation Showcase at one of London’s Most Exclusive Industry Private Members’ Clubs – The Century Club

The pinnacle of the programme is a very exclusive showcase at The Century Club, in the heart of Theatreland on Shaftesbury Avenue, London. Agents and Casting Directors are invited to see you perform live and then mix and mingle with you at the aftershow chamapgne party.

The results from the showcase are outstanding.

Results Of The Showcase…

Homan Bash – SECURED AN AGENT

Martha Lambert – SECURED AN AGENT

Linda Edwards – SECURED AN AGENT

Simon Donohue – SECURED AN AGENT

I’ve just finished the one-year Brian Timoney Ultimate Acting Programme. We had our showcase a couple of weeks ago and as a result I’ve had three meetings with agents. I really enjoyed them and two weeks ago I got a new agent! So I’m really excited and just raring to go!

Rob Lowe, Streatham, London (A regular on the BBC Primeval programme)

Following the showcase with Brian Timoney a month ago I’ve started following up with agents that attended, and some that didn’t. I managed to secure three meetings (two agents who attended the showcase and saw my work, and one who didn’t, who asked me to audition). All three offered me representation, which is just fantastic. It’s better than I could ever have hoped for and today I made my decision. So I’m officially represented and I’m looking forward to getting started and receiving my first casting breakdown. All good! Thanks guys.

Sarah-Jane Sherwood, Petts Wood, London

We had the showcase at the end of the course and it was just the most fantastic night ever. The amount of work really paid off. What really hit home for me was having people approach me and tell me how good I’d been that night. This was the most flattering and fantastic feeling, and I didn’t really expect it to happen straight away.I’ve had meetings with two agents, and I’ve got another two meetings next week. I genuinely think that by this time next week I’ll be in a position where I can actually choose who I want to represent me for the future. This time next week, I’ll be a professional working actor, and that’s exactly what I did the course for. This course didn’t change my life; it started it. I can never thank Brian and Natalie enough for what they’ve done for me this last year.

Stuart Robinson, Shoreditch, London P.S. Stuart gained representation the following week and his first professional job the week after.

I’ve just completed the Ultimate Acting Programme with Brian Timoney. Just a week ago we did our showcase at The Groucho Club, which was a fantastic experience. I now have an agent. I spoke to lots of casting directors. They were all very, very friendly and they all enjoyed the show. I would say this year has probably been one of the best things I’ve ever done.

Giovanna Cantone, Richmond Upon Thames, London (Giovanna gained representation).

The next day I was receiving phone calls from agents who I hadn’t even spoken to in order to set up meetings. I was sending out emails to other agents and getting meetings back. I had a meeting on the Friday after the showcase. I’ve got another few lined up for next week, so it’s almost getting to the point where I’ll be picking an agent rather than desperately seeking one out. I’m going to have a choice, it would seem, and it’s very exciting.

Craig Carter, Hackney, London P.S. Craig gained representation the following week.

Katie Miller – SECURED AN AGENT

Les Cochrane – SECURED AN AGENT

Mary Lowe – SECURED AN AGENT

Marie Pym-Eaton – SECURED AN AGENT

We got so much feedback to say that this was of a much higher calibre than most showcases. It was seamless and professionally done. It felt really good to be a part of something of that standard and to be challenging ourselves and pushing ourselves for that level of work. It was fun, it was great fun!

Flora Bruce, Devon

BONUS SESSION:
Private ‘Closed Door’ Showcase With Dan Hubbard

Dan Hubbard is one of the UK’s leading Casting Directors. He will visit the studio to give you the low down on the UK acting industry and watch you perform live in a private ‘closed door’ showcase.

Casting Director – Dan Hubbard “The Lord of the Rings” “Tomb Raider” “The Bourne Ultimatum”

Here Are What Other Top Casting Directors Who Have Visited The Studio Have Said

Casting Director (L.A) – David Rapaport

“300” “The Matrix Reloaded” “Final Destination”

Casting Director (L.A.) – Victoria Burrows

“The Hobbit” “King Kong”
“Castaway” “Flight”

Additional Career Support Package

We believe it’s essential that you have absolutely everything you need to get your successful acting career off to a flying start. So to give you the greatest possible chance of success we’ve created a exclusive Career Support Package as part of the Ultimate Acting Programme.

Here’s what you will receive:

• Headshots – Having great headshots is vital because these are the very first thing a Casting Director and Agent look at when they’re deciding whether to see you or not. As part of the package you’ll get exclusive access to our professional headshot photographer.

Our “Mr X” will complete the job to an extremely high standard and for a surprisingly reasonable fee.

And after the shoot you’ll get your ‘contact sheet’ with a selection of the best shots, and we’ll help you select the right headshots to launch your new career.

• CV Creation Assistance – We will give you a CV template and give feedback and advice on how to structure your CV.

• Brian Timoney’s Exclusive Ultimate Guide to Method Acting – This is my exclusive 240-page comprehensive, easy reference method acting book, which you will refer back to again and again during your career.

• Brian’s Online Ultimate Method Acting Video Course – During the year you will receive my in-depth method acting video course to compliment the training on the Ultimate Acting Programme.

The Ultimate Acting Programme Is For You If:

  • You want to become the best actor you possibly can be in just ONE YEAR and you are prepared to experience one of the most rigorous and challenging acting training programmes
in the world which you know will ultimately be very rewarding, and allow you to produce an exceptional level of performance on demand.
  • You share Brian’s belief that the actor must produce real experiences and emotions on cue every time with no faking or forcing, as well as excellent voice and movement skills to give authentic and truthful performances.
  • You’re in a job that doesn’t excite or interest 
you, or even one you can’t stand, you’ve been trying to pretend to yourself for as long as you can remember it’s “not important” to become a successful actor and deep inside you know you’re just kidding yourself.
  • You’re at a time in your life when you’ve got that nagging feeling “it’s now or never”.
  • You want to learn from a world-class Method Acting coach and his hand-picked team, so you have the best possible chance of success.
  • You want access to the Method used by 80% of Oscar winners in the last decade, and
 the world’s leading film actors such as Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington and Ed Norton, to name but a few.
  • You know “small hinges swing big doors”, and the powerful and vital secrets, strategies, tips, tools and techniques you’ll uncover on the Ultimate Acting Programme are exactly what you need to give you the best possible chance of succeeding as a professional actor.

Our Venue

The programme takes place in a working theatre – The Courtyard Theatre – near Old Street in Central London. This provides the perfect environment for our actor training.

Who You Will Work With

Throughout the year you will work with Brian and his specialist team. Over 90% of the coaches who apply to work with us fail our rigorous selection process, so you can be sure you’re getting the undivided attention of the best trainers in the industry.

Award Winner Actors And Other Student Successes.

Here’s What Film And West End Actors Are Saying About Brian Timoney

Liz Mente-Bishop – ‘The Exorcist Chronicles’ – Feature Film
Martha Grace – ‘King Of Soho’ – Feature Film

 

Robert Goodman– ‘Gangs of New York’

 

Why should I choose Brian Timoney Actors’ Studio rather than a typical drama school?

All I can say is that I wish that I had known about this course before I started three years of drama school because I spent a lot of time and a lot of money over those three years, and I’ve just learnt so much more in one year on the Ultimate Acting Programme.’’

Moya Allen, Hitchin

Method Acting originally came from Russia in the early 1900’s which was then adopted by the Americans.

The difference between the American Method Acting approach and the conventional British Actor training is significant. A traditional UK Drama School will teach you how to use your voice, how to learn lines, stage business, set responses and imitating what you did before, but producing real emotional experiences and in-depth, gritty performances is not their forte. That’s what we do in The Method. We believe that the actor must produce real experiences and emotions on cue every time with no faking or forcing, as well as excellent voice and movement skills. This leads to very authentic and truthful performances.

At my Studio we focus solely on this approach. During the year, you will experience one of the most rigorous actor training programmes in the world that will be very challenging, but ultimately very rewarding, and will allow you to produce an exceptional level of performance.

IMPORTANT NOTE: One of the questions we’re asked most frequently is if this programme is suitable for complete beginners. There are beginners on the programme, as well as individuals with some experience. The power of strong Method Acting skills and good acting ‘business’ principles work for all.

Some of the agents were talking about how it was almost groundbreaking what Brian’s done, going against the normal drama schools in this country and offering something different – and that’s why I think we have really been noticed. It’s just given us such a great way to just get into the business and I’m really positive I can actually succeed in this business now.’’

Craig Carter, London

If You Have A 9 to 5 Job Read This…

If you have a full-time job it can be difficult to follow your heart and take the plunge into the acting profession. This programme is designed to allow you to continue to work whilst you study. Once we have launched your career at the end of the year, it will be easier for you to take the leap from your full-time job into acting.

The most common remark we hear from students during their auditions, is that they don’t want to look back on their life at the age of 65 and wish they had done it. The Ultimate Acting Programme is there to give you the chance to fulfil your lifelong ambition of becoming a creative and successful actor.

 

A year ago I was an accountant; I had done it for ten years, done all the professional exams, worked my way up through a career – but I knew acting was what I really wanted to do. So I completed the course, left my job, left my accounting career and started my acting career… and I couldn’t be happier knowing that I’m following my dream, and I’m doing what I really want to do. I’m in the industry – I’m now a working actress!

Marisa Freyer, London

I actually trained and worked as a teacher for three years and I decided that it wasn’t what I wanted to do. I found it really claustrophobic; I wasn’t being creative – and I decided to move from Ireland to London, and started Brian’s course. It is without doubt the best decision I ever made! I am now embarking on the career that I have always dreamed of – so I consider myself very, very lucky.

Ciara Allen, London

Course Details, Application and Audition Process

When: 4th May 2018 (and then every first weekend each month, for 12 months.)

Where: The Courtyard Theatre, Bowling Green Walk, 40 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6EU

Course Fees:£14,095

Fees Breakdown:

£358 Audition Fee (fully refunded if unsuccessful)

£6,549 Initial Payment (due one week after successful audition)

£599 Each Month for 12 months (first payment due the month the course starts)

**Please note: travel, meals, insurance and accommodation for the L.A. Masterclass are not included in the fees.**

Application and Audition Process:

Stage 1

Please click the blue button below to complete an Application Form.

If short listed, you will be called for Stage 2.

Stage 2

Audition Piece – You will be required to perform one modern monologue (approx. 2-3 mins) from a play written within the last 100 years.  We will provide you with an audition piece once you apply OR you can choose your own.

You must learn your piece off by heart. There is also an interview with our Audition Panel.

International Students

There is the option for international students to audition via Skype.

The later you apply for the course, the less places are left, so it becomes even more competitive for a place. We always recommend applying as soon as you have decided to do the course.

**Please note there is a £358 audition fee. Payment is required by debit or credit card. If you are unsuccessful in gaining entry onto the course, your audition fee is refunded. If you are successful, it is offset against your fees. **

Once you have paid your audition fee, you have 14 days from the day after you booked to cancel your booking and receive a full refund. If the audition takes place within this 14 day period, the cancellation period ends when the audition starts. Please contact us in writing if you wish to cancel.

NEED HELP FUNDING?

We are a Professional and Career Development Loans registered Learning Provider, registration number [21287].
A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning.
For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

 

NEXT AUDITION DATE : Wednesday 22nd November 2017

The Hidden Benefit Of The Programme…

Many students experience a transformation on a personal level as well as professional. To become a great actor it requires you to be in very touch with your emotions and be able to express yourself freely. This will be released in you during the training and when it does, often there is a very positive impact on your everyday life. It’s the hidden benefit of the programme.

Watch Alice and Alex below to hear their personal stories.

I’ve learnt so much My mum would like to thank Brian…

Dearest Brian,

There is so much I want to say, in fact I could probably write a whole book to you but I think me and you know exactly what it would say already, so I’m gonna keep it short and sweet…

I adore you, I admire you, you have been my teacher in so many different ways, I think you know that. You have taught me how to act but you have also taught me how to live, positively, happily. You have taught me how to deal with my feelings, something that I will forever be in your debt for. I have had a lot of drama in my life, you have taught me how to deal with it.

All my love,

Channelle Hurley, London

Dear Brian

This has been the most incredible year, thank you so much for giving me this opportunity to train and for all the hard work that you have put into making this course such a fantastic journey.

This year hasn’t only trained me to be the best actor I can be right now but it has helped me to grow in confidence, have self-belief and trust myself.

Thank you for believing in me, sharing your knowledge and experience and supporting me throughout, and thank you for challenging and pushing me, because those are the times when I have learnt the most.

Claire Thomas, Bristol

In a nutshell

  • Comprehensive, in-depth and challenging Method Acting training, voice training, physical acting training, TV & film technique, audition technique, theatre technique, on location showreel shoot, scene and monologue performance and much more. This training will effect a deep powerful change in your acting – taking it to a top level. The training is on a part-time basis to allow you to work and study, until we launch your career
  • Face to face session with a leading UK Casting Director
  • A bespoke high quality acting showreel
  • The unique “Timoney Business of Acting Blueprint”
  • Career development support package
  • An end of year “Champagne Showcase” at the exclusive Industry Private Members’ Club, The Century Club, Soho, London – where Agents and Casting Directors will be invited to see your work.

This is the only course in the UK solely offering Lee Strasberg Method Acting training, a Method Acting Boot Camp in L.A. and a Graduation Showcase at The Century Club, Soho, London

FAQ – Your Frequently Asked Questions

I am a complete beginner and I have never acted before – is this course suitable for me?

Yes. We will take you from complete beginner to a professional standard.

I have no formal qualifications – can I still apply for the course?

Yes. We judge your ability by an interview and an audition.

Why is this course different from other acting/ drama courses?

We are the only one year course that solely offers Lee Strasberg Method Acting training, a Method Acting Boot Camp in L.A. and an exclusive Graduation Showcase at The Century Club, London.

What age do I have to be?

18+

How many students are on the course?

Between 12 and 16.

Shouldn’t I be looking for a course that offers a BA in Acting?

A BA will not get you the part. Acting is very much a practical skill. Ask any Casting Director and they will tell you that an actor gets the part based on their audition – it’s as simple as that. That’s why we spend a significant amount of time developing your practical ability and complement this with business knowledge to ensure you can progress in the industry.

What kind of work will I be able to do after the course?

You will be able to work in TV, Film and Theatre.

What kind of fees can I expect as an actor?

Theatre West End Role—£500-£1000 per week

TV Guest Roles—£300-500 a day/ weekly rates £1000+

Regular TV Roles—£60,000+ per year

Film Roles—£500 a day/ weekly rates £1000+

Lead Film Roles £60,000—£Millions!

When does it start?

Friday, 13th October 2017

How much is it?

£14,095. An initial amount of £6,549 is required to secure your place, followed by 12 monthly payments of £599.

How much am I expected to work outside of the course?

Lots. You will be working and playing hard.

Can I do anything to make my application stand out from the rest?

Yes – your attitude is key. We want to work with students who are dedicated, hard-working, pragmatic, focused and willing to throw themselves in. You have a much greater chance of industry success if you have the right attitude.

If you are in any way half-hearted about becoming an actor, this is not the course for you. We are only interested in working with students who are absolutely 100% dedicated to becoming actors of the highest calibre. The students who will benefit most from the course are not necessarily the ones who start off with the ‘best’ acting ability – but the ones with the right attitude.

FEEDBACK ON COURSES HELD AT MY ACTORS’ STUDIO

Brian’s teaching of ‘the Method’ has made me realise that my acting needs to be 100% believable and I’ve benefited from his coaching and honest feedback to my work. He has created a professional learning environment and with a limited number of students to each class we all get our own time and space to perform.

Leon Coleman, Herfordshire

Using ‘the method’ has transformed my approach to acting and the standard of my work. I feel free in myself, and really alive when working. The Method has also shown me how to stimulate a high level of belief in what I am doing on stage.

Roberta Howett, Dublin

I find this class essential fora clear understanding of how to access this technique called “Method acting”. It has also allowed me to initiate a much deeper connection with myself as well as with the characters I play.

Luca Zizzari, Italy

The studio has given me exactly what I need in an acting course. There is a great atmosphere in the classes and more importantly I feel safe to experiment and in turn this allows me to be more creative and imaginative in my acting. I feel that because Brian is a working actor himself, he is sensitive and up to date to the students needs. Brian is helping me to overcome my personal obstacles as an actor and I am enjoying my continued progression within the class.

Elke Ryan, Sydney, Australia

With any good drama class you need a teacher that is honest and focused to get the best acting out of you. This is the first time in a long time I have really acted in this sort of environment. The classes are small so you get a lot of individual attention as well as valuable group work. I would recommend this to anyone with a passion for acting and wanting to find a little bit more about themselves, but be prepared to step over some boundaries!

Mateusz Lilpop, Hoxton, London

I have been a member for approximately six months. Throughout the six months, Brian Timoney’s classes challenged everything that I previously understood about acting and it has taken my acting to a whole new level. Brian is committed to the work of his students and offers constructive criticism, so that the work of his students is more honest and grounded. We are taught various exercises that allow us to tap into a deeper truth within ourselves and breathe life into the characters we play. I cannot imagine any other way for a gradual but effective way to get a beginner started on a road to success. I highly recommend Brian’s classes to those who are looking for skills that will set them apart from all other actors and are serious about acting as a career.

Katrina Kang, Marylebone, London

A very interesting class structure that gives you the opportunity to work as hard as you want. It has opened up the proverbial window of fresh air for me, and with every breath, I can feel that there’s more and more to be explored and developed within me, thanks to this class.

Nuria Jana, Spain

I have found the intensive course at the studio an excellent opportunity to develop my depth as an actor. It has helped identify some of my weaknesses and provided valuable tools to overcome them or in some cases turn them into strengths. I have also found it a safe and encouraging environment to express myself in, and hence progress in. On top of this, I have had the privilege of working with an honest teacher in Brian Timoney, who has nurtured and taught me many tools that work for me.

Raphael Sowole, Deptford, London

Brian’s one month Intensive is an amazing experience that really gets you in tune with yourself as an actor, by presenting it as the art form that it is. It taught me about the raw honest truth of performance and the discipline and will needed to convey it.

Rafiq Richards, Forest Hill, London

Hi Brian, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for a great month. I really enjoyed it and felt that I have progressed since my first month with you in May. Thanks for creating a safe environment for me to develop as an actor. Thanks again for your time, observation, knowledge, skill, and encouragement.

Kathryn O’Neil, West Hampstead, London

It was a truly great experience. I have learned so much about acting, as well as about myself

Emek Ozer, Turkey

Initially, I was unsure of what the ‘Method’ entailed. The processes involved caused my awareness of myself to gradually open like a flower responding to sunlight. The Method allows you to acknowledge your own truth and when the alchemy of truth and creativity merge something magical is created inside the actor and for those watching. The experience of acting using Method tools has left me wanting to learn and experience more of the same.

Emma Collins, Enfield, Middlesex

This course really allowed me to open up. I completely enjoyed all the lessons. I felt really free on stage and totally lost any self-consciousness I had. So, if you want to join this course, don’t think about it… it’s fantastic!

Sandra Delgado, Barcelona

I would just like to thank you for your time, commitment and professionalism throughout the course. It was tough for me at times, but I got a tremendous amount from it, and enjoyed it. So, this is just a short email to express my appreciation for your dedication to the art, it certainly comes across in your teaching.

Andrew Hutton, Old Street, London

You are pretty damn good at what you teach, and that is one thing that I think is quite rare today. In all honesty an excellent class, with a sound set of people and a great teacher.

Jamie Livingstone, Newcastle

This teacher is brilliant. He offers a practical approach to acting using Method exercises as well as great advice on the industry and useful feedback on your work. It’s so refreshing to work with a teacher who is as good as he is. I found the class environment especially good; it’s supportive so you feel you can take risks in your work. What’s great about this course is that it really is suitable for any actor whether they’re a beginner or have been acting professionally for years. I recommend it!”

C. Lomas, Holloway, London

The training provided at the Brian’s studio is an excellent tool no serious industry professional should let pass by. Not only does the course open your eyes to perhaps fresher ways to bring your talents alive, it also provides the basis for you to continually improve your skills with a series of exercises that can be performed at home, prior to an audition or wherever you fancy. If you’re willing to commit to the course and not hold back, the end rewards can only improve your acting skills.”

Mike Bates, Billericay, Essex

The class that Brian teaches has opened my eyes to a whole new world of acting. One that I will keep for the rest of my career. It has inspired me in more ways than I realised. The fella knows his stuff! A+!!”

JC. Ortanna, West Sussex

Real, truthful, intelligent training. This class really puts your acting skills to the test and makes you work hard. It was one of the most useful classes I have ever been to. Brian Timoney has a great ability to read and understand an actor’s needs.”

Sarah-Jane Sherwood, Kent

Having never acted before, Brian’s course could not have been better. He knows the techniques inside out, he knows the industry back to front, he knows the work top to bottom. Also, he knows inspirational acting has the power to change people and most importantly, his motivation is to teach you all about it. Epic course, serve me up another portion.”

Robert Emmanuel, Whitechapel, London

It was a truly great experience. I have learned so much about acting, as well as about myself.”

Emek Ozer, Turkey

I found the introduction to method acting course with Brian both educational and enlightening and I would recommend to any actor serious about the profession. I even found it useful in my current occupation which is in sales. Brian is a great tutor and I am looking forward to continuing my journey at the studio.”

Hassan Eltom, London, SW7

Brian’s courses and tuition are excellent. The classes bring you so much more than just acting with a structured methodology that allows you to be believable. It begins to open up you and allows you to explore yourself. It can allow you to gain control and then allow you to bring to life the characters you play I look forward to returing to the studio in the future and continuing my development. Thanks Brian.”

Michael Archer, London

When I left Ireland over a year ago, and before doing Brian’s Induction to Method Acting Course, I had very little experience of Acting whatsoever and if you said to me a year ago that I would be taking a Method Acting Course with Brian Timoney, I would have said that you were mad in the head!!! But I would have been mad in the head if I didn’t do this course!!! Even before I booked the course I was for weeks thinking, would I, or wouldn’t I !!!? Trust Me JUST DO IT!!! I can honestly say that it was the best experience of my life and I feel for the first time in my life that I have found someone who understands me and what road to take in my life! Brian is not just a teacher. He is much, much more that that! He understands people, honest, listens and knows what is best for you and an inspiration to all! If you want to be the best in Acting then Brian Timoney Method Acting courses are the way forward and to achieving the highest standards and reaching your dreams! I have only happy memories of Brian’s Course and a lot of laughter with everyone I got to meet on the course and I look forward to taking with Brian Timoney in the future.”

John O’Neill, Ireland

I have just completed Brian Timoney’s introduction to method acting course. Brian has a gift of making you feel at ease and able to experiment in a safe, non-intimidating environment. Each week I learnt something new which has equipped me with tools to use as an actor – be it a sensory or personal memory, studying an animal and then humanising its traits fora character, or a personalisation. I have always found monologues hard as I worry about forgetting lines but with his teaching, I have gained in confidence and the fear has greatly reduced as the techniques taught take the focus away from the lines so the words just come naturally. I have the deepest respect for Brian – he really knows his stuff and cares about each of his students.The main thing is to trust him completely and results definitely come.I learnt more techniques in 6 evening classes than I did in a year at drama school.

Thanks Brian- you’re the best!!”

Carolyn Goodyear, Hammersmith

I found the Advanced Method classes to be especially challenging, insightful and rewarding. With in depth focus on the different aspects of the technique and how to apply them to your work, Brian’s main priority is to get you producing a high standard of acting.I also really appreciated learning about the business, and now feel much less daunted about making a start in it. My own confidence, ability and understanding has broadened, and I watched the same happen with my classmates. Thanks for helping me relax! A really helpful 6 weeks. Highly recommended.”

Lorraine Barr, Finchley

I approached Brian about a year after completing a course in acting at at theatre school – although it was a great experience and I did enjoy it I wasn’t getting any work, and I still felt like I was no closer to being able to create a believable, honest character. Acting would feel uncomfortable and sometimes incredibly forced and false – something I had to address as my confidence was plummeting. I came across Brian’s classes online and enrolled. Right from the briefing at the beginning of the class, I identified with what Brian was saying and knew this was the place that was going to help me. From relaxation techniques to sense memory exercises, as well as working on scene work and monologues – I learnt so so much and slowly I am beginning to be able to relax and to tap into emotions (without forcing them!!) and bring them into my work. I have since completed a second course with Brian that helped me to create strong monologues ready for auditions – I am feeling so much more confident and I’m enjoying acting again – the techniques he teaches as well as the advice he gives each student will help actors at any stage in their career. I will continue to use the relaxation and sense memory techniques and I am looking forward to working with Brian again. I highly recommend his classes to anyone who is serious about acting – for me and I know so many others, it is the best investment for your career.”

Alex Dimmer, Camden, London

The Advanced Classes gave me back my faith in my work and gave me a new set of ideas to work with that have helped me improve the way that I approach the text. Brian is a fair and honest teacher who was extremely helpful and supportive in the lessons. He taught us all to not be afraid any more, which is one of the biggest problems with all actors.

You’re an amazing teacher and I was really lucky to work with you.

Thank you.”

Rita Walters, Middlesex

I learned more in this week than the years I spent at Drama School.”

Carolyn Goodyear, Hammersmith, London

What did I like about the course? What didn’t I like about the course? It was fantastic!”

Hugh McLaughlin, Northern Ireland

This was the best week of my life”

Anne Stafford, Elephant and Castle, London

Real, truthful, intelligent training. This class really puts your acting skills to the test and makes you work hard. It was one of the most useful classes I have ever been to. Brian Timoney has a great ability to read and understand an actor’s needs.”

Sarah-Jane Sherwood, Kent

This teacher is brilliant. He offers a practical approach to acting using Method exercises as well as great advice on the industry and useful feedback on your work. It’s so refreshing to work with a teacher who is as good as he is. I found the class environment especially good; it’s supportive so you feel you can take risks in your work. What’s great about this course is that it really is suitable for any actor whether they’re a beginner or have been acting professionally for years. I recommend it!”

C. Lomas, Holloway, London

The training provided at the ‘Method Centre’ is an excellent tool no serious industry professional should let pass by. Not only does the course open your eyes to perhaps fresher ways to bring your talents alive, it also provides the basis for you to continually improve your skills with a series of exercises that can be performed at home, prior to an audition or wherever you fancy. If you’re willing to commit to the course and not hold back, the end rewards can only improve your acting skills.”

Mike Bates, Billericay, Essex

This class was truly perfect for a first acting experience. Brian creates a safe environment where beginners and professional actors alike attempt new approaches using the tools of the method. I was surprised to see how quickly what you learn in class is applicable and gives results that are beyond expectations. Brian also has the ability to pinpoint exactly where an actor may not be correctly focused and give him/her the tool necessary for an immediate result. I highly recommend this course, so much so that I have already signed up to the next workshop!”

Mathilde Merlot, Paris

I have worked as a professional actor now for a number of years and have been around the block a few times. I approached Brian Timoney for help. I felt that my zest for acting had started to diminish, and that frankly I had become ‘rusty’. Under Brian’s direction not only have I fallen head over heels in love with acting again, but I have been given a much needed ‘Booster injection’ in terms of my understanding, and approach to my work. The Method is now a practice that I intend to continue with, and with Brian’s help, pay closer attention to. I would recommend Brian’s classes to anyone wanting to understand what makes acting real, believable, and worthwhile.”

Robert Goodman, Maida Vale, London

Dear Brian, Thank you so much for a wonderful month.

I enjoyed this course immensely, and I have got so much out of it.

You are an honest, caring, passionate teacher and I’m very grateful.

Lots of love xx

Annabel Andrews, West Sussex