Who We Are

Thinking Actors’ founder and lead acting coach Peter Carroll is a qualified acting teacher with over thirty years of experience as a professional drama practitioner and workshop facilitator. In addition to his work with TA, Peter is currently an associate lecturer in screen acting at LIPA UK.


A graduate of both Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan, he also studied and developed his craft with The Chicago Actors' Workshop Theater and at The Acting Studio in New York City. 


Thinking Actors’ services include showreel creation and editing, premium self taping for casting, career consultancy and audition coaching. Private coaching services are also available - online, in person or on set.  We work with international and established actors and performers as well as with new and emerging talent. 


Our clients' work can be seen in FX/BBC 'Devs', BBC 'Flatmates', Netflix 'Dracula', ITV 'Sanditon II', BBC 'Our Girl', NBC 'This Is Us', Channel 4/HBO 'It's A Sin', Sky Atlantic 'Domina' and the movie 'Everbody's Talking About Jamie'. 


We create technical and informed actors for stage, studio and location shoot. At the core of our work, we reference Stanislavski's System and The Meisner technique. 


Our online services work with actors across the globe.


Thinking Actors is based in Manchester and is a UK registered independent learning and training provider.

"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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