The long-established London Actors Workshop has been running high quality acting workshops, casting director sessions and industry showcases in the heart of the West End for many years and are delighted to have helped develop so many successful acting careers. See for yourself how we have helped aspiring actors…


Parker Sawyers: Netflix TV’s ‘Pine Gap’ (2018), ‘World on Fire’ (2019)

Gugu Mbatha-Raw (MBE): ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’, ‘Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

Howard Corlett: ‘Outlander’, Starz TV’s ‘The Rook’ (2019)

Bradley Moore: ‘Gloves Off’ (Winner – Best Feature National Film Awards 2019)

Lauren Cornelius: BBC Radio Drama Company 2018

Adele James: ‘Acceptable Damage’ (2019)

James Henri-Thomas: ‘Mission of Honour’ (2018), ‘Christmas Perfection’ (2018)

“An excellent course in the company of great people; within 3 days of the showcase I had 2 agents call me and was offered a part in a film, so thanks London Actors Workshop, it wouldn’t have happened without you!”

Mike Long

“London Actors Workshop is an invaluable course where you can explore, create and grow. You get to meet some amazing people and work with such talented professionals from today’s acting industry.

100% Recommend!”

Leah Bullough

“Three months after the course I auditioned successfully for an agent – the LAW class on how to behave at auditions helped a lot. Four months after that I got the lead in a Sky TV promo – for which the class on acting-on-camera helped immensely. And two months after that I got a stage role at Equity rate playing the dual lead – undoubtedly thanks to the LAW acting classes. At the age of 60 I’m setting out on a new career thanks to LAW!”

Albert Clack

And this is what people say about us…

“I love the variety of components that make up the course, lots and lots of different subjects covered in a hands on way, it’s like the perfect cocktail for the modern actor! The way Jon, the tutors and students root for each other on the course is the thing I find most inspiring! There is a strong value in positivity and enthusiasm in the Acting industry and the London Actors Workshop seems to have it in spades.”

Ghazanfar Karamat

“I love the structure and varied content of this acting course, there’s SO MUCH material jam packed into each week’s class that it leaves your brain whizzing around but in a very good way. The commitment, knowledge, enthusiasm and support from Jon, all of our expert tutors and fellow students is simply outstanding. I highly recommend this course and wish I had done it sooner.”

My Ly

“It was the one of the best experience in my life and definitely the best decision I have ever made because it let me see finally, clearly what I want to do and what is the correct path to achieve my dreams.”

Eliana Martinez

“I love this course. I am a trained actress and I honestly think this course is one of the best any actor will find regardless of their ability or experience. One of the things that has impressed me is the emphasis on building a strong support system within and outside of the class. Everyone supports and learns from one another. The online sessions midweek and the WhatsApp group help to strengthen the bond. This is by far and away the most diverse group of actors I’ve ever worked with spanning across so many backgrounds, life experiences and age ranges! It’s wonderful.”

Naomi Robson

“I had not acted since I was 12 in a school play and at 40 years of age I didn’t really have time for a full drama course and was busy doing stand up comedy up and down the country. I was recommended the London Actors Workshop’s 12 week program that takes a look at all the key aspects of acting and it was absolutely perfect. Each week covers a different discipline screen, theatre, method, Shakespeare and much more. The afternoons are so enjoyable, very relaxed and I made friends for life.”

Brad Moore

“It’s helped me get back into acting after eight years. I’ve never trained in stage combat so got the most out of that class”

Leah Foroozan

“Learned the differences between stage and television acting, it was great to have a TV director break it down for us. I learnt so much from that”

David Handley

“The detailed advice you get, even the smallest, most precise ‘criticism’, it can change the whole effect of what you’re doing, I really loved that”

Leona Andrea Sontag

“I learned how to properly conduct yourself working on stage and screen, how to prepare for scenes and how to conduct yourself professionally. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it”

Micheline Atobrah

“So many wonderful things about the course…a really taxing class with Val Colgan, in a good way. The weeks have gone so quickly, I’ll miss it!”

Aoife O’Keefe

“Really liked the session with Paul McEwan, learned a lot from him about working on ‘soaps’ and meeting the casting directors, getting inside information with no ‘dressing it up’, just the plain truth”

Natasha Evette

“A lot of highlights, Method Acting with Val Colgan to name just one but also the technical practical skills that you’ll need to work in TV. Really good value, it’s well worth the money”

Matt Graydon

“What did I get from the course? Of course, all the acting classes and techniques, improvisation and so on….. but then so much more, all the technical aspects of working on camera, castings, auditions, the business and industry knowledge, that’s why this course is so good”

Solveiga Kizalaite

“Fantastic course, helped me understand more about myself, opened me up to new ideas. If someone is serious about acting for a living and passionate about it as we all were, I’d recommend this course”

Anthony Adegoke

“Comprehensive, a really good platform for me to go forward. An honour to have Val Colgan on the course. Working on ‘Method’ is very personal and brings you together as a group. Combat was amazing, really useful class”

Shayne Drummond

“Brilliant, loved it, we did so many different things…..enjoyed meeting casting directors and industry people who told us how ‘it is’, stopped me finding out the hard way by myself. Good, motivating people behind us, pushing us.”

Kemar Downey

(can be seen in Direct Line commercial alongside Harvey Keitel)

“I am doing better than I ever thought I would, have shot a corporate video and the movie Bonded by Blood 2. Auditioned for the lead in a comedy short film. When they phoned my agent to offer me the role, they told her that I was the last to be seen and they had already chosen who they would have, then I came in and turned it on its head – which is quite nice!”

Karen Williams

“John Melainey gave us everything as a director, and this brings great results”

Petra Lindblad

“I met so many different people, made a lot friends, definitely worth doing”

Chloe Elise-Gurney

I can’t recommend The London Actors Workshop enough! For budding actors out there, this is the place to be. So much fun! Full of useful and practical advice about the profession and the craft…a wealth of knowledge to draw from! What I like about LAW is that is firm but fair…exactly what you need to mould yourself into being a better actor.”

Ankur Sengupta

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