Professional actor Chris Charles has visited Long Road to talk to students on the Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts.
Chris has worked on Peaky Blinders, 24 with Keifer Sutherland, Babylon, and the national tour of Rising Damp and is currently in the new advert for the Honda HR-V.
Chris took the Performing Arts Level 3 Diploma at Leyton Sixth Form College, achieving top grades, before attending Middlesex University, but has also trained in martial arts for many years. As a result, he has much experience of ‘action acting’. He has worked extensively with the British Action Academy as well as training with the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat. He has classical acting experience and has also performed at the National Theatre.
He shared his showreel with Year 2 students and discussed the process of auditions, giving advice about options for training in order to become a professional actor.
Our students found Chris’ visit very useful and were impressed by how much experience Chris had already gained as a young actor.