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Hi, I'm tom
Acting & Performance Coach
I’m an award winning director who trained at the National Theatre Studio. I’ve worked as a director & acting coach all over the world, including for Cameron Mackintosh in the West End. And I've directed my own work in London, Europe and Off-Broadway.
I’ve collaborated with some of the world’s leading creatives like Julian Fellows and Philip Ridley, on globally renowned productions. And I've worked with Actors such as Derek Jacobi, Raven Symoné, Amy Louise Pemberton, Dylan Llewelyn, Vicky Vox, Jemima Rooper, Faith Alibi and Matt Willis on projects in a career spanning 16 years!
As a director and coach, I use theatrical techniques that have been passed down for decades combined with a fresh contemporary approach.
I currently work with clients based in London, New York, LA and Sydney!
I create a liberating and accessible environment where you can dig deep, make mistakes, achieve breakthroughs and elevate your craft with a playful approach. I’ll help you stand out.
In this new digital world the creative possibilities are endless. Are you ready to work with me?
Tom O'Brien, Acting & Performance Coach
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“Tom has totally changed the way that I approach self taping and auditioning. He helped me find a route to the kind of playfulness and creativity that I find when I’m on stage so that I am enjoying the process rather than stressing! The preparation techniques that he’s given me have gotten me out of my head and now I am excited when I get to use them. I’ve booked a job and got a recall (both off tapes) since I started working with Tom and it’s definitely in part due to the work that we have done together. I could not recommend him enough!”
Maddie Rice – Actor (London)
Fleabag (BBC), Genius (Riverstone Pictures), The Other One (BBC)
with Tom O’Brien
Are you getting the auditions, but not always the job or callback?
During my programs you’ll develop a process where you find joy, discovery and success with your new approach to self-taping & auditioning that gets you closer to those bookings!
I’ll work with you bespoke, finding a process that works for you and your focus on building on your strengths and removes weaknesses.
After working with me, you’ll have never felt so confident and proud sending off your self-tape or walking into your audition.
You’ll start to see the results in your career you only dreamed of!
My coaching programs are for actor’s who are wanting to transform & elevate their career so they become renowned, established & constantly in work.
I’ll also work with you to build a roadmap for your career.
My coaching is both career coaching & acting process coaching.
- on hand for character preparation & monthly accountability.
- your sounding board for questions, frustrations & solutions to manage both your acting process & career.
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“Tom was incredibly open and I really enjoyed being part of that process and journey. I felt very supported and in turn very clear on what we were setting out to achieve with this particular character. I would work with him again in a heartbeat!”
Amy Louise Pemberton – Actor (Los Angeles, USA)
Gideon – Legends of Tomorrow (Warner Bros), Scorpion (CBS), The Laundromat (Netflix)
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Digital Acting Course
Acting and performance coaching online. This digital course is for the actor that needs control, clarity, practical tools and a process, to ensure their talents and instincts are at the forefront of their work.
With this course, you will find a deeper & more connected way into character. You’ll feel liberated and more confident, because you’ll be performing at your best, excelling in auditions and working towards booking the roles you really want.
This is a 7 video program with downloadable worksheets. This course is an entry point for anyone wanting to learn Tom’s embodied process & discover how he gets actors out of their heads and into their bodies.
You’ll not only gain a blueprint for an efficient & in-depth way to access your character – you’ll go on a journey of self-discovery, developing a deeper understanding of yourself and the human condition & how we as individuals move about the world.
“I’ll teach you a simple yet powerful way to unpick text, break down a character & use that information to get into the body of the character & transform.”
– Tom O’Brien
This course will make you proactive, not reactive, in your preparation for auditions, rehearsals or filming.
Like many actors who’ve worked with Tom, you’ll start to notice the changes in your confidence, life & career after committing to this transformational course.
It’s time for you to take control!