News Update

We're teaming up with Vaudio Audio

Thinking Actors are pleased to be collaborating with Manchester’s top voiceover, casting and Voiceover production company, VAudio Audio. 

Thinking Actors Collaborates with The Actors Company LA

We're pleased to announce that we'll be collaborating with The Actors Company Los Angeles. Acting coach Peter Carroll will be bringing an exciting professional development opportunity to London late Spring. 

Thinking Actors launches new talent management arm

You asked us - so we're giving! Our talent management division will be known as TA Boutique. TA Boutique will co-exist alongside our training and creative departments. Our key aim is to find, create and nurture distinctive talent for film, theatre, television and digital.

Sonoya lands lead role in Fox Pictures' 'Mouse Guard'

A little while ago, we filmed a casting tape with Sonoya Mizuno (ex-Machina, La La Land) for 20th Century Fox Pictures' 'Mouse Guard'. So pleased that she's landed the lead role. Congratulations Sonoya! - Peter Carroll

We're rolling out our NEW smartphone app

We're inviting clients attending our Acting for Camera classes to register for access to our portal. By downloading the ThinkSmart Portal app - available on google play or in store -  to a smartphone, clients will be able to view classes, details and payments plus MUCH more.

1. Following registration confirmation, download the ThinkSmart Portal app to your phone.

2. Enter the login details that you used to register - both your email address and your password.

3. You're good to go!

'Ends Meat' Heads to New York

Congratulations to director Helen Lyons Curran, writer Kris Heys and actors Julie Root, Vincent Conwy, Michael T Birtwistle & Mark Vanhendrijk. 'Ends Meat'will be screening at The Hamilton New York International Film Festival this month! Thinking Actors' Peter Carroll is co-executive producer.

We Must Talk...

TA's Peter Carroll has joined Two Butties Short Theatre to direct a portmanteau of 3 powerful plays, written by new and established writers and centred around the theme of mental health. Tickets can be purchased at

UCB Actors' Showcase in Salford

Really enjoyed working with these very talented new actors as a visiting lecturer at UCB. So looking forward to attending the Annual Actors' Showcase later today in Salford - Peter Carroll 

BBC Television broadcasts 'The Believers Are But Brothers'

Thank you to all those people who took time to share their kind thoughts on 'The Brothers Are But Believers' - a powerful, provocative drama for BBC Television. Thinking Actors' Peter Carroll was acting and performance coach on the project and was integral on its transition from stage to screen. Special thanks to talented writer and performer Javaad Alipoor, Dock 10 Studios at MediaCityUK and Galleon Studios in Manchester.

Congratulations British Actors' Equity

Congratulations British Actors’ Equity on your 90th. anniversary.  - Peter Carroll

Peter Carroll joins 'The Believers Are But Brothers' team for BBC Television

Thinking Actors' Peter Carroll is delighted to be working closely with Edinburgh Fringe breakthrough performer Javaad Alipoor. 'The Believers Are But Brothers' is a commission for BBC Television. Peter will be helping to bring the stage performance over to television. "This an exciting project with a highly thought provoking and controversial script...I'm proud to be part of the team", says Peter.




TA Acting Coach to attend International Emmy Awards in New York City

Congratulations to UK International Emmy Nominees 'Man In an Orange Shirt' (Kudos TV), Urban Myths (Happy Tramp Ltd/Sky UK), Emily Watson in 'Apple Tree Yard' (Kudos TV) & 'Goodbye Aleppo' (BBC). TA's Peter Carroll is attending both the Emmy Television Festival and the main awards ceremony on November 19, at The Hilton Midtown in New York City. "I'm currently in New York preparing for the year ahead and our future plans. It's an exciting time for Thinking Actors and our clients. This will be second time that I've been able to attend the awards. It's such a great evening -  and America knows how to really stage these events. It's a wonderful, red carpet night!"

Impossible? Not Really. We Know Talent When We See it!

In conjunction with Down At the Social PR at Old Granada Studios and the Creative Team at Impossible, Peter Carroll recently auditioned and cast variety acts for Manchester's new £3 million super venue Theatre Du Impossible. 

Thinking Actors Launches Corporate & Education Service

Thinking Actors have delivered team building film and television workshops to over a thousand young people this year. Our clients include National Citizen Service and Salford Foundation. 

Our new Corporate and Education Service has been formed to provide support for the business and education sectors. We provide bespoke workshops that build teams, confidence and skill base. 

Thinking Actors To Sponsor #IMROVDAREANDSHARE.

As part of our commitment to talent, we're sponsoring talented actress Fanni Compton's twitter talent showcase, ImprovDare & Share. Follow @IMPROVDARE and submit your improvisation for a chance to win a £30.00 voucher towards Continued Professional Development workshops, classes and support services.

ITV Casting Director Joanne Moss Visits Thinking Actors

At Thinking Actors, we work with some of the industry's top practitioners. Coronation Street Casting Director, Joanne Moss, recently visited our Acting for Camera class at MediaCityUK. Joanne shared her knowledge and advice about auditioning for television and took time time to meet with all our actors. A Q&A session was followed by an audition exercise. Joanne will be back in the near future for a very special event.

Thinking Actors at MAP48 hour Film Challenge

Many thanks to Alexandra Maxwell and Simon Naylor at 53two Theatre for organising such a fun weekend of collaboration, creativity and fun! It was great to see so many Thinking Actors take part in this challenging 48hr film making event. Well done to all! Special congratulations to Parisa Nikkhah-Eshgh - winner of the Best Actress Award - and John Brodrick, who received Best Director for the film BMI Busters. BMI Busters also received The People's Choice Award following an on-line vote. Peter Carroll, our lead practitioner, was pleased to be a part of this talented winning team.

Thinking Actors Supports local Talent

As part of our commitment to local talent, we were delighted to support Ares Productions' Night At The Agora Talent Evening in Didsbury, Manchester, on Friday July 28th. Congratulations to winner Brian Bell - who'll received a cash prize of £100.00 PLUS £100 of vouchers towards any of our creative services or workshops at MediaCityUK or Liverpool.

Great New Headshots with Jacqueline Kirkham Studios

We know the importance of a great headshot when it comes to getting cast. Jacqueline Kirkham Studios recently visited our Liverpool evening class to make sure that our actors had new, updated headshots for casting. We're delighted that Jacqueline will be returning to our MediaCityUK venue over the summer.

Thinking Actors teams up with The National Citizen Service

Thinking Actors is pleased to be a key training provider for The National Citizen Service's program of events throughout the summer. We're delivering special team building, communication and media training to young people across the Greater Manchester and Salford region. We had a great time at The Lowry Theatre recently running our Television and Team Building day.

Manchester Workshop At Our New City Centre Venue

We recently held a special workshop in Manchester city to meet local talent. Thinking Actors is proud to be a part of the North West's new creative age.We'll be launching Stage One - our NEW youth class - from our new city centre venue in September.

Thinking Actors at the Austrian Embassy

Thinking Actors' Lead Practitioner, Peter Carroll, was invited to attend the London opening night of 'Just Call Me God' with John Malkovich and Deutschland 83 actor Errol Trotman-Harewood. The production is currently on tour across Europe. This timely and resonant play, about the final days of a dictator, was a powerful and resonant production. Following the performance, Peter attended a reception at the Austrian Embassy in Belgravia as a guest of Ambassador Michael Eichtinger. Deutschland 83 was awarded The International Emmy for Best Drama Series and will shortly be repeated on Channel 4.

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