I am an actor, writer, teacher & mentor. After running the drama school audition panels for the BA, MA & Foundation courses for several years, I discovered my passion for helping actors find their unique voice.
I designed and ran Drama Centre's auditioning for drama school summer school and, with many getting offered places, I decided to start The Audition Room.
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Lee is an Actor, Writer, Teacher & Mentor who trained at Drama Centre graduating in 2010. He has recently finished shooting the movie of Hamlet playing Rosencrantz alongside Ian Mckellen’s Hamlet which will be released worldwide this autumn. He has also just completed an eight month run in Artistic Director Sean Mathias’ inaugural season at Windsor Theatre Royal alongside Ian Mckellen & Steven Berkoff in Hamlet and The Cherry Orchard.
This year he also appeared in feature film The Last Letter From Your Lover alongside Shaeilene Woodley and Jo Alwyn, in cinemas and on Netflix and also in BBC’s The North Water alongside Colin Farrell, Tom Courtenay and Jack O’Connell, which also aired in the US.
During lockdown he fronted a BT Broadband campaign which was the first interracial gay couple to front a British mainstream TV commercial in British TV history.
Lee both taught and ran the audition panels for Drama Centre from 2014-2020 for the BA Acting, MA and Foundation Courses. He designed the auditioning for drama school summer school which he also taught. He also regularly gave various professional preparation workshops to the BA Acting third years on life as an actor and helping them embark on their careers upon graduating.
He is currently the Audition Technique Tutor at Arts Ed and also teaches everything from Shakespeare’s text, contemporary text, general acting technique and self taping. He also teaches & directs at Identity drama school and will be directing their monologue showcase this coming summer. He has just directed their Macbeth and Julius Caesar showcases.
He also works with ATG Productions running professional West End workshops for them.
During lockdown last year he launched www.theauditionroom.co.uk which offered online classes, workshops, private coaching and Mentorship to Actors in all areas of their career. All taught and run by working Actors who are in the midst of their own careers. His Audition Room students this year got into LAMDA, RADA, GUILDHALL, EAST 15, OXFORD, DRAMA STUDIO, BRISTOL, FOURTH MONKEY, MANCHESTER and many other schools both in the UK overseas. He also (occasionally) writes a Blog giving advice and guidance to aspiring actors.
Last year, he took his workshop on self taped auditions to The Actor’s Centre and he helped curate their ‘Online Audition Week’ - helping to design a week of classes and workshops to support young artists struggling through the pandemic. He also helped them find the Tutors.
He has given talks in a variety of settings and institutions. Last year, he was invited to Raindance Film Festival to be part of a panel alongside Sadie Frost discussing the industry and mental wellness within it. He is also interviewed and quoted in RADA teacher and director and previous head of BA Acting at Drama Centre, Annie Tyson’s upcoming book on acting entitled 'Audition Success'.
He has written articles for The Stage newspaper. One about playing a lead in the West End and another on how to self tape an audition at home. He has also just been asked by them to write another about working through the pandemic.
He is extremely passionate about the industry being more inclusive in every possible way and creating a more nurturing, empowering industry for all and has been in talks with Equity about how he can become involved in a more active way to further work in this area.
His Theatre credits include: Hamlet & The Cherry Orchard, Theatre Royal Windsor alongside Ian Mckellen & Steven Berkoff; Much Ado About Nothing, Wyndhams Theatre, West End alongside Catherine Tate & David Tenant; Drama At Inish, Finborough Theatre alongside Celia Imrie & Paul O’Grady; A Very Very Very Dark Matter alongside Jim Broadbent, Bridge Theatre. In January 2019, he revived the leading role of Tony in Coming Clean by Kevin Elyot at the Trafalgar Studios after a successful run at the King’s Head Theatre. Due to critical acclaim, it returned to the West End in January 2020, for it’s third sell- out run. He was also Offie Nominated Best Actor for his performance in Savage, Arts Theatre West End. Other Theatre Credits Include, Adam & Eve, Hope Theatre, Archimedes Principle, Park Theatre; Under the Influence, Not Too Tame Theatre Company, Boris Got Bu**ered & Ramzanland is Freedomland, Theatre Delicatessen & Kings Head Theatre, Colors, Tristan Bates Theatre, The Visionary, Old Red Lion Theatre. Film Includes, Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, The Spiritualist, Away With Me, Misrule, The Doorman. Television includes, Sherlock, Grange Hill, The Trial of Christine Keeler. Lee has also appeared in Comedy Series Nutritiously Nicola & Web-Series Spaniards in London. Commercials include Amazon, House of Fraser, Love Island and BT.
He is also a writer and his comedy series pilot made the top 1% for BBC Comedy Writer’s Room 2019 being the final 30 out of 3800 scripts. His short comedy piece No More Doughnuts was selected and performed for the Make it Beautiful Festival in London in 2021, which he directed. His piece entitled The Art of Suffering, a monologue looking at mental health in artists, has been produced by the Lost Souls Podcast and is on Spotify.
He is working on his first short film, currently in pre-production.
Lee is very passionate about supporting and championing Actors of all points in their career and helping them navigate an often extremely challenging industry. He has sat on the audition panels for the BA, MA and Foundation courses at Drama Centre London for over seven years. This is where he discovered his huge passion for teaching aspiring actors.
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