Client Reviews

"Thank you Equity Manchester for a great Meisner workshop with Thinking Actors. Peter was lovely and great a teacher! K.E.  

"Thinking Actors is an incredible acting school led by the amazing Peter Carroll. The classes are so reasonably priced, yet every session is layered with rare knowledge, and unique industry insight. I’m amazed by how much I keep learning! You are in safe hands, and a safe space with Thinking Actors.In past experiences of actor training, being intimidated by strict teachers is common, but it is the 100% complete opposite at Thinking Actors. Peter is a pioneer in actor coaching and training, his positivity, enthusiasm and pure passion for the craft is infectious. Every session I leave with my cheeks aching from smiling, and my own passion for the craft growing.Since classes have been moved virtually, I have attended a few zoom courses. I would recommend these classes highly - you can attend from anywhere in the world! Peter also offers a self tape service, which I would also highly recommend!" LF, BBC 'Eastenders'

"I MASSIVELY recommend this course! I’ve lost count of how many of the techniques I’ve actively used in my performances since I took the course - Peter really is an exceptional coach" CS via twitter

"Hands down the most inspiring and informative workshop that I've had in years" - CC Newcastle

"I highly recommend to my ProActorsBham & Equity Birmingham & The West Midlands friends". - TB Birmingham

"Your coaching made a big difference...I am really grateful for your contribution" - IA for BBC tv UK

"Hey, Peter, great working with you! The scenes look fab!" Melanie Liburd, Zoe in 'This Is Us', NBC tv US

"Peter is intuitive and generous. He is passionate about the craft and working with him is beautifully straightforward"  - 'Coronation Street', 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie - The Movie' -  Shobna Gulati

'...Working with you is always an absolute joy...Just 5 star service.Thinking Actors is just ace! Thank you again and I look forward to our next session'. -  Rebecca Atkinson - Flatmates , Holby City, Doctors, River City (BBC)  Shameless (Channel 4)

"...Any actor in Manchester should give him a shout!"- Ben Batt, Shameless Channel 4, In The Dark BBC Television, Vera ITV, Jamestown Sky Atlantic, Our Girl BBC, Domina Sky Atlantic, The English Game Netflix.

"Yes! Great fun working this morning... Peter is efficient, cool and definitely #thinking" - Shobna Gulati, ITV Coronation Street, Everybody's Talking About Jamie - The Movie.
"Bloody brilliant! Peter Carroll knows his stuff and his enthusiasm is infectious!" L.E.
"Succinct and skilful teaching with time for reflection" J.F.
"Thinking Actors' online classes have been GREAT! I also realised how little I knew about 'The Method'  - which is so frustrating when I've been taking acting classes for years!" T.G.
"I loved this masterclass! Great fun but, most of all, a true insight... Thank you so much, Peter - you're an awesome teacher" D.F.
" I cannot recommend Thinking Actors' 'Acting For Casting' course enough! Such a variety of amazing scripts to work with and you can see each week the skills explored being embodied in the participant's approah to text. You develop vital skills" R.M.
"Absolutely brilliant. Very informative and great guidance through a scene and its portrayal. I loved how Peter covered the purpose of script and character. Great information about casting directors and what they or one should expect. I cannot praise this Script to Screen workshop enough. I will definitely recommend and certainly be following and coming to another. Peter is just what any actor needs in this industry: support, creative structure and determination to deliver" JS Birmingham
"Thank you for giving me more confidence and a technical insight to being in front of a camera...Something that my training lacked." JD
"I loved the classes at Thinking Actors... Peter always gave us so much energy and held the space for each of us to learn and grow. In a positive environment you always learn faster and Peter definitely provides this in his classes!" KH

"Just like to say I attended Peters workshop Script To Screen... and it was brilliant! ... Fab, informative, relaxed, friendly. Well worth the time and effort". JB 

"What a fantastic self tape service! Picture and sound quality was fantastic, I would highly recommend!" AF


"Loved every minute...Great deconstruction of scenes and put back together with the tools to produce confident and real scenes. The course exceeded my expectations" RT

"Insightful feedback with many helpful tips to take away and apply to future work" KC

"I loved the classes at Thinking Actors. I learned so many screen techniques! Peter always gave us so much energy and held the space for each of us to learn and grow. In a positive environment you always learn faster and Peter definitely provides this in his classes!" KH Liverpool


"Really reassuring, chilled, friendly atmosphere. Took away so much new information and new techniques to build on - so THANK YOU PETER! :-)" - Birmingham Hippodrome Workshop.

"....I had a great time and found it really informative. The time passed so quickly! Thank you so much. I would definitely recommend Thinking Actors to my friends!" WW, How To Audition for TV, London Workshop.

"Thank you so much. It was a delight to meet you and a genius service you offer!" Rosie Fellner - Curfew, Sky Atlantic.

"This is a fantastic service; fast, efficient and very professional. Peter arrived bang on time, set up a myriad of top quality film equipment with proper lighting, radio mics and green screen. He was great to work with too; I didn't feel at all rushed and he was so keen to get the best out of me. I've done hundreds of self tapes in the past but this was the first time my agent called to say it was one of the best she'd ever seen. Worth every penny. And apart from anything else, Peter's such a lovely chap - really fun, inspiring and he genuinely cares about the business. I can't recommend it highly enough". Letty Butler, Wolfblood - BBC, Holby City - BBC, Doctors - BBC

"A great day! (Introduction to Television Presenting). Plenty of invaluable information, tips and pointers. Highly recommend this course". SS

"Wondered where I had been going wrong in auditions until I attended my first Thinking Actors class. Peter provides exceptional insight into the decisions made by Casting Directors, and his classes are enjoyable, informative and superb value for money". MM

"...Extremely informative and set an excellent grounding - along with providing essential tips in relation to audition dos and don'ts". SS


@ThinkingActors such a fantastic productive few sessions shooting self tapes! Fantastic quality and Service. Peter is a star!! Thanks xxx - Rebecca Atkinson, River City BBC Scotland Shameless, Channel 4

Another great day filming self tapes with @ThinkingActors any actor in Manchester should give him a shout! - Ben Batt, Streetcar Named Desire, The Royal Exchange, Scott & Bailey ITV, Shameless Channel 4, In The Dark BBC Television.

"Fantastic workshop with brilliant coaching and supportive feedback! Thank you Karen and Peter" EF

"Really inspiring, interesting and educational day. I want more! LA


"I thoroughly enjoyed the masterclass on Saturday.  It was an excellent introduction into the technicalities of screen acting, Karen is an insightful and nuturing teacher.  Thank you for making it possible". MR


"I really loved the class on saturday. Karen was a real inspiration. The technical training was brilliant and the exercises well designed in terms of slowly building and layering skills. There was so much packed into the day, I felt exhausted but exhilarated by the end of it! I'd highly recommend it for actors wanting hands on technical training from a seasoned screen performer". AW

"Just finished the Advanced Class tonight and have booked on for the extended classes in January. I would highly recommend Thinking Actors classes...I have gained so much support experience , with feedback from a highly experienced tutor. Most of all, I have worked alongside some fantastic talent & I'm looking forward to January 2017" DM

"Really great experience! Loved working with Peter. Fab Acting Coach" SM


"Loved it. Learnt so many useful techniques and increased my confidence" JE

"Looking forward to the Advanced Class!" CL


"A really excellent day...Peter is so knowledgable and the atmosphere was fabulous! 

What a privilege to spend the day filming with @ThinkingActors. Thank you so much @ThinkingActors" SH

"I really enjoyed the day with Thinking Actors. There was a very welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. The whole day was filled with essential tips" EP

"Great teacher...five star course content." LM

"I've really enjoyed the course...It's been fun - and I've learnt a lot!" - RH

"Great experience.Great atmosphere.Enjoyed every minute of it." AM

"Thinking Actors has given me a lot more confidence and experience when working alongside other actors, as well as performing in front of camera." NG

"A wonderful experience that has broadened my horizons and understanding of what a Thinking Actor really needs to be good at!" EM

"Highly recommended...They actually teach you how to act!" AR

"Brilliant way to start your career in this industry." SG


"A fantastic day - lovely people - I learned a huge amount" GB


"A fun and friendly course" MR


"Was immediately put at ease. Found all the information so useful - can't wait to start my acting course next week!". LM

"Amazing!" SB​

"Peter was very helpful and full of useful information...I had a really good time!" TR

"What an incredible experience! I have learnt so much from this workshop...Well structured and informative.Thank you!" MH

"@ThinkingActors: an invaluable learning opportunity for #new #actors. I've personally achieved so much from these classes. Thanks"  SR