ABOUT GEOFF COLMAN
'I find myself leaning heavily on the techniques that he taught me; both during prep, and right through the duration of a shoot. His work as a coach is unique, thorough and invaluable.' Joe Alwyn
In his long and distinguished career, Geoffrey Colman has been fortunate to learn in the presence of some of the world’s leading practitioners including: Cicely Berry, Augusto Boal, Wlodzimierz Staniewski, Anne Bogart, Eugenio Barba, Hans-Thies Lehmann, Tim Miller, Kei Takei, and Jasmin Vardimon, gaining a deeply authentic understanding of acting/ performance and a uniquely personal approach to coaching. He was awarded a professorship at the world renowned Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London in 2018, and as former Head of Acting, he pioneered ground-breaking new developments in professional actor training.
Some of the many award winning artists Geoff has coached include:
Rina Sawayama; Lemar; Ivano Turco; Kevin Clifton; Karla Souza; Olga Kurkulina; Joe Alwyn; Lenny Henry;
Natacha Atlas; Laura Jackson; Kathrine Mills; Hannah Spearrit; Pixie Lott; Kit Harrington;
Heidi Range; Tyler James; Lauren Murray; Louisa Lytonn; Rebecca Fergusson; Emma Bunton;
George Shelley; Nonso Anozie; Jessica Wright; Sam Thompson; Rachel Stevens;
Nicola Adams; Dylan Smith; Brenda Edwards; Katherine Jenkins; Mica Paris; Louise Redknapp;
Caroline Flack; Sara Alto; Tulisa; Yasmin Evans; Emma Kingston; Sefani Sober; Hannah Vere Nicoll; Kai Francis Lewis;
Andy Garfield; Markus Feehley; Emily Atack; Matt Terry; Tyrone Huntley; Leanne Cope; Jorgie Porter;
Jay McGuiness; Seishiro Kato; Lilah Parsons; Tom Payne; Fleur East; Gael Garcia Bernal; Amy Manson.
Recent Coaching Credits:
(Pre-rehearsal, rehearsal, and through-production)
Strictly Ballroom the Musical (New Wimbledon Theatre / UK Tour); Dirty Dancing (Dominion Theatre);
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical Cinderella (Gillian Lynne Theatre); Singing in the Rain (Sadlers Wells Theatre);
An American in Paris (Dominion Theatre); Dirty Dancing (New Wimbledon Theatre/ UK Tour);
War of The Worlds (Dominion Theatre); Cabaret (New Wimbledon Theatre/ UK tour);
Carousel (English National Opera); Crazy For You (UK Tour);
Chicago (Phoenix Theatre); 9 to 5 (Savoy Theatre); Shot to Fame (Soho Theatre).
Geoff has worked with many of today's emerging and leading choreographers including Jasmin Vardimon,
Anthony J Matsena, Tim Casson, Mfalda DeVille, David Lloyd, Mariella Dara, Vincius Salle, Paul Blackman & Christine Gouzelis, Yunkyuna Sona, Andre Pebelo, Maria Doulgeri, Sabrina Garganno, Esteban Forumi, Aoi Nakamura.
Recent credits include:
Extensive work with Jasmin Vardimon Company including: Justitia (Peacock Theatre); Park (Sadlers Wells Theatre); Medusa (Sadlers Wells Theatre); Pinocchio (Sadlers Wells Theatre); Alice (Gulbenkian Theatre); JV2 (The Place/ Lilian Baylis Theatre/ UK Tour). Thiago Soares (Royal Ballet/ Royal Opera House); Yuhui Choe (Royal Ballet/ Royal Opera House); Sweetshop Revolution: I Loved You, I Love You (UK Tour);
Northern Rascals: Sunny Side (UK Tour); The Mesmerist, (UK Tour).
(including pre-location, on set, location & hidden camera etc.)
Extensive work with Derren Brown, including the multi-award winning TV Specials:
Fear and Faith (Channel 4); Miracles for Sale (Channel 4); Apocalypse (Channel 4);
Pushed to the Edge (Channel 4); The Push (Netflix).
Britain’s Next Top Model (Sky Living); Mother of Invention (HBO/ Sky1);
Katherine Mills, Mind Games (UKTV); Young & Strange (ITV);
World’s Most Talented with Laura Jackson (UKTV); Young Gifted and Broke (ITV1); The Politics Show (BBC);
Kick Ass 2 (Universal Pictures); Minamata (Metal Work Pictures/ MGM);
John Wick 4 (Lionsgate); Bruiser (Disney Onyx Collective);
The Vampire Academy (Universal Television); Tin Soldier (Unified Pictures); Heartstopper (Netflix);
Invasion (Apple TV); Chelsea Cowboy (GCB Films); Casualty (BBC)
As a practitioner, Geoff's work has been featured in numerous TV and radio programmes including: TBS Japan;
Sky 1; BBC One Show; BBC4; ARTE Channel/ ADR Productions France; Hrvastska Radiotelvizija TV, Croatia; etc.
Geoff writes/ broadcasts on arts-related subjects (BBC Radio 3; BBC Radio 4; BBC Radio 5 Live; BBC World Service), and his work has been featured in many arts-related articles in The Times; Time Out; The Independent;
The Guardian; The Telegraph and The Stage.
Photo Credit: YellowBelly www.yellowbellyphoto.com
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