Thinking Actors was founded in 2016 by Head of Studio and lead practitioner Peter Carroll. ​Peter's a trained actor and qualified acting teacher with over twenty five years of experience as a professional drama practitioner and workshop facilitator. He's a graduate of both Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan. He also trained with The Chicago Actors' Workshop Theater (now known as Redtwist Theater) and with The Acting Studio, New York City, under the mentorship of international Meisner Specialist James Price.

Peter Carroll

Thinking Actors is a registered UK learning provider. We deliver high quality creative support services and Continued Professional Development (CPD) for actors, presenters and creatives at all stages of their career. We're based in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Our support 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 can be seen in FX/BBC 'Devs', BBC 'Flatmates', Netflix 'Dracula', ITV 'Sanditon', ITV 'Our Girl', NBC 'This Is Us', Channel 4/HBO 'Boys' and upcoming film, 'Everbody's Talking About Jamie' 


We also provide bespoke training for the Corporate and Education sector. Since our launch in 2016, we have worked with over 2300 actors, student actors and creatives.


2020 will see the expansion of a range of specialist training through our Theatreworks and Voiceworks programs. Theatreworks will be a series of classes and workshops that will explore the creative process of theatre making, text in performance and practitioner understanding and application.


Thinking Actors provides a supportive, experiential learning environment to help actors and creatives develop and refine their skill base. If you're serious about acting, we want to work with you.


We deliver structured, high quality workshops across the UK. Regular Acting for Camera Classes are run in Manchester. You'll be taught and not just directed. We create technical and informed actors for stage, studio and location shoot. 


Our online classes work with actors across the globe - providing specialist training and coaching. We stream our classes in Ultra HD.


We work with some of the industry's top practitioners - and have established and evolving links with agents, the independent film, theatre and television industries. Past visiting professionals have included actors Karen Henthorn, Graham Eaglesham and Nicola Redman and Joanne Moss, at ITV Casting.

We know how important Continued Professional Development is. We believe that you should never stop learning.

Peter Carroll BA., P.G.C.E.


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