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Thinking Actors is based in Manchester UK and was founded in 2016 by

Peter Carroll - an acting teacher with over thirty years of experience as a drama practitioner and workshop facilitator. In addition to Peter's work with TA, he's a teaching fellow and lecturer at Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts - working across a number of acting degree and masters courses. As an actor, Peter is represented by PiP Talent in Manchester and London.


A graduate of both Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan, Peter also developed his craft with The Chicago Actors' Workshop Theater and The Acting Studio in New York City. He's a member of British Actors' Equity, Spotlight and The Royal Television Society. He's also a founding member of AACT.UK - The Association of Acting Coaches and Teachers.


Thinking Actors provides specialist coaching, training and guidance for performance and audition. Other services include showreel creation, self taping for casting, 'reading in' and career consultancy. Private, 1-2-1 coaching services are also available - online, in person or on set with director approval.


We work with actors, public speakers, social media influencers and content creators. We work with beginners through to established talent. 

Our media training division is based at MediaCityUK in Salford.

Peter’s clients can be seen in FX/BBC 'Devs', BBC 'Flatmates', Netflix 'Dracula', ITV 'Sanditon', Netflix ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’, NBC 'This Is Us', Channel 4/HBO 'It's A Sin', BBC 'Eastenders', ITV 'Emmerdale', Sky Atlantic 'Domina', 20th Century 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' , BBC's 'Alma's Not Normal', 'Netflix' 'Hard Cell' , BBC ‘Inside No.9’, Amazon Prime's 'The Peripheral' , BBC's 'Casualty' and ITV's 'The Bay'.

Thinking Actors helps to create technical and informed professionals for stage, studio and location shoot. At the core of our work, we reference Stanislavski's System and The Meisner Technique. 

Thinking Actors is a Spotlight accredited training provider. This means that if you train with us for two years, you're eligible for membership to Spotlight - the home of casting.

"A great actor is independent of the poet because the
supreme essence of feeling does not reside in prose or in verse but in the accent with which it is delivered." - Lee Strasberg

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