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All Day Masterclass - Fergus O'Brien

23rd of March 10-6PM - London

  • Starts 23 Mar
  • 120 British pounds
  • The Omnibus, London

Available spots

Service Description

We are so excited to have Fergus O'Brien working with us, fresh off directing on THE TOURIST SEASON 2 starring Jamie Dornan which airs on NEW YEARS DAY on BBC ONE + BBC iplayer. Fergus was also a Director on HAPPY VALLEY SERIES 3 and in this unique masterclass actors will get a real insight into what it is like working with a top class director and how he likes actors to approach scripts on set. There will be plenty of opportunity to work practically in the session as well as ending in a Q&A. About Fergus: Fergus began directing drama in 2016 after an illustrious career as a documentary producer & director. For his first drama project, Fergus developed and directed the BBC2 single AGAINST THE LAW starring Danny Mays. It was part of the Gay Britannia season on the BBC to mark the decriminalisation of homosexuality and tells the story of the writer Peter Wildeblood (Mays) who was tried and jailed for being gay alongside Lord Montagu. It’s an incredibly moving and thoughtful piece that’s had unanimous acclaim and has been nominated for a BAFTA and Broadcast Award for Best Single Drama. Fergus has gone on to work as Lead Director on THE A WORD for BBC1, Director on the upcoming second series of Sally Wainwright’s acclaimed, GENTLEMAN JACK for BBC1 and HBO, Director on Series 3 of HAPPY VALLEY and Director on THE TOURIST SEASON 2. What will this Masterclass involve? In this masterclass you will be sent sides in advance. Within this workshop actors will perform receiving direction and feedback from Fergus. Whilst focus will of course be on delivering truthful performances when delivering dialogue there will also be a strong focus on how to ensure you remain active and alert within the scene when actors are not speaking. A huge focus of Fergus's work is creating authentic, truthful conversations and therefore a huge focus will be on how to ensure organic, truthful performances can be created but also maintained throughout what can be extremely long filming days. This workshop truly is such an exciting opportunity to explore physicalising and adopting truthful performances that shine on screen. 17+ Only (must be out of licensing) *Please note, workshop information will be sent out to the email address provided at the time of the booking so please do always check it is correct/please do also check your junk folder if you haven't received material or information prior to the workshop*

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for private lessons: Unless stated otherwise ALL private acting lessons require 24 hours notice for any rescheduling. Anything less than 24 hours noice is non-refundable due to scheduling. Cancellation policy for Casting/Agent workshops: Unless stated otherwise ALL workshops require 5 days (120 hours) notice for any refunds/credit. Anything less than 5 days (120 hours) notice is non-refundable/cannot be re-credited due to the nature of the course/workshop. Cancellation policy for Weekly Acting for Screen Drop-in Classes: For all refunds/credit 48 hours notice is required. Anything less than 48 hours notice is non-refundable/cannot be re-credited due to the nature of the class. Cancellation policy for ALL Director Workshops/Masterclasses: Please note Terms and conditions: Unless stated all Director workshops/masterclass require 7 days notice for any refunds/credit (minus £5 admin fee). By paying you agree to these terms. ALL Take One Memberships once purchased for the full fee of £25 are non-refundable and are active for 365 days. By paying you agree to these terms. *Please note* A £5 admin reversal fee will be charged for all refunds.

Contact Details

Fulham, London, UK

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