FTT Ian McNeice Masterclass

Students recently worked with acclaimed character actor Ian McNeice (Edge of Darkness, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Dr Who, Doc Martin, RSC Nicholas Nickleby etc) in a masterclass on “What Directors Should Know About Actors”, run by BAFTA Nominated Director David Pearson (Lecturer in Screen Practices and Industries at University of Reading), who interviewed Ian on his approach to working with directors, and then as part of the masterclass encouraged two student directors Ben White & Tom Kitching to direct a scene played by Ian and student Pippy Rodgers, to see how to get the best performance and impact from the scene. Ian said afterwards he was, “impressed by how the three students carried out their roles”.

ian McNeice P 2  session March 2016

The photo shows, L to R,  Ben White Pippy Rodgers, Ian McNeice Tom Kitching and David Pearson at LFF