This Sunday we have a very special additional Zoom session for our Young Actors! We realise just how important it is to keep these young people inspired during such a strange time and are working hard to bring them every opportunity possible. The renowned actor Sebastian Armesto (best known for; Pirates of the Caribbean, Broadchurch (ITV), Apple Tree Yard (BBC), Poldark (BBC), Gold Digger (BBC), Cursed (Netflix) and Tom Stoppard’s latest play Leopoldstadt) will be holding a live screening of the film ‘Anonymous’ (which he starred in) and holding a live Q&A at the end with our very own director Craig.
A bit about Sebastian: Sebastian trained and works as an actor. He’s worked with directors ranging from Sofia Coppola to Roland Emmerich, from Jane Campion to JJ Abrams. Some of his credits include: Pirates of the Caribbean, Broadchurch (ITV), Apple Tree Yard (BBC), Poldark (BBC), Gold Digger (BBC), Cursed (Netflix) and Tom Stoppard’s latest play Leopoldstadt. Please see Sebastian’s IMDB credits.
Sebastian’s previous work as a director and writer includes co-founding the theatre company Simple 8 and productions of Les Enfants du Paradis, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Moby-Dick and A Passage to India. Simple 8 have twice won the Peter Brook Ensemble award and won the OffWestEnd Award for best ensemble. He directed and produced the feature film For Grace, which played at multiple festivals and won awards including Best Director at the Oxford International Festival and Outstanding Achievement in Cinema at Deaffest.
About the author:
Vanessa Boland Vanessa trained at the age of 18 on a 3 year scholarship. She went on to work professionally in Theatre and TV and Film. Credits include; Mimi in Guys and Dolls (Cambridge Arts Theatre), Barbara Windsor in Big Time (Stratford East Theatre Royal), Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People (BBC3), BBC’s Church of Now, Clouds of Grey (Moors Theatre), Show Off (Waterloo East Theatre), H.M.S Pinafore (The Little Opera House) as well as performing in various Pantomimes and voiceovers.
In 2013 she trained at The Salon Collective London, studying the Miesner technique.
Having taught for over 10 years in drama and theatre schools in and around Europe whilst working as an actor herself, she found that her passion lies working with young actors. She loves to spark their imagination and watch their confidence grow each week.