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Geoff Colman has had the privilege of working with many actors in a rich variety of performance contexts.
See what some have said about being coached by him.

Testimonials: Testimonials

“Geoff knows how to get the very best out of people. He is an excellent coach whose work has been integral to my understanding of how to prepare for a role, and how to then realise that role on set. 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. I feel lucky to have crossed paths with him.”

Joe Alwyn

Actor known for Emily (2021), Last Letter From Your Lover (2021), Harriet (2019), Mary Queen of Scots (2018), Operation Finale (2018), The Favourite (2018), The Sense of an Ending (2017), Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016)

"I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to engage in profound conversations, both in public and in private, with the consummate artist, Geoff Colman who is, in my mind, nothing short of a vital ambassador for the art of the theatre in our times."

Anne Bogart

American Theatre and Opera Director, Artistic Director of SITI Company, Author of The Viewpoints Book

"Geoff has been a central part of my TV escapades for years, working with actors who have been tasked with convincing an unwitting member of the public that the fabricated, nightmarish reality they are going through is real. He has an extraordinary knowledge of technique and the profound sensitivity necessary to guide actors through what is usually very new ground for them: improvising under extreme pressure, perhaps for days, whilst remaining utterly convincing. Watching Geoff work has been been a highlight of making these shows, and I’d be lost without him."

Derren Brown

Multi-award-winning Stage and TV Mentalist, Illusionist, Painter, Author

“Coming from ballet world I get to act through dancing, but I knew I wanted to develop my craft and was lucky enough to work with Geoff. The whole experience was mesmerising and he taught so many things - including the most simple but yet important thing - how to breath on stage as character.”

Yuhui Choe

Royal Ballet First Soloist. Her repertory with the Company includes Cinderella, Olga, Alice, Princess Aurora (The Sleeping Beauty), Nikiya and Gamzatti (La Bayadère), Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker), Lise (La Fille mal gardée), Young Girl (The Two Pigeons), Lescaut’s Mistress (Manon), Pupil (The Lesson), Polyhymnia (Apollo)

“Geoff Colman is one of the true legends of the theatrical world and one of the most respected acting coaches in the country.”

Kevin Clifton

Dancer, Strictly Come Dancing Winner, Actor and Podcaster

"Geoff helped me discover a passion. Something I didn't know I had in my locker, it turned from me being unsure to feeling very confident in myself. He supported me in a very nervous / vulnerable situation and created an environment where I could experience a true potential."

Yasmin Evans

Presenter/ DJ for BBC Radio 1 Extra 

"Geoffrey Colman is insightful, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with every time. He has been like a backbone for me while developing my acting. I highly recommend him."


Multi-award winning Singer, Songwriter and Record Producer

"I have known Geoff for over twenty years, as a fellow performance maker, actor trainer and friend. He has a capacity to see someone's potential and to help them flourish therein. Most striking to me, perhaps, is his vision and ingenuity. He has an eye for precision, whilst also nurturing creative individuality and imagination. I know I will always receive from him an honest and witty response to suggestions, and his wholesale support of my own work over the past two decades has been deeply humbling."

Bella Merlin

Internationally renowned Stanislavsky expert and Professor of Acting and Directing at the University of California, Riverside. Her many publications include: The Complete Stanislavsky Tool Kit (NHB 2014); Acting: The Basics (Routledge 2018); Facing the Fear: An Actors Guide to Overcoming Stage Fright (NHB 2016);  Beyond Stanislavsky: The Psychophysical Approach to Actor Training (NHB, 2001)

“I have seen Geoff bring about extraordinary improvements in the performances of both novice actors and seasoned professionals. On high budget, high pressured, time challenged film sets he gives effective, actionable, notes that are transformational. He is, quite simply, the absolute best in his field.”

Andrew O’Connor

Multi Award Winning Executive Producer for ITV and Channel 4 including: Peep Show; Derren Brown TV Specials; Objective; Vaudeville; Cats on The Roof; Second Act Productions

“Coming from a predominantly pop background and entering into the world of theatre was pretty daunting for me. But, I feel like I learnt an enormous amount about acting working with Geoff. He gave me so much support, encouragement and was always completely honest with me. It also helps that he is one of the nicest guys you could ever wish to meet!”

Heidi Range

Award winning Pop Star (Sugarbabes), Actress, Model

“Geoffrey Colman is a genius. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with him a few times - and he’s always elevated what we’ve done. There’s wisdom there.”

Iain Sharkey

BAFTA award winning writer known for Derren Brown: The Experiments, 11-11: Memories Retold, Get Even and Derren Brown: The Great Art Robbery

“Geoffrey Colman is undoubtedly one of the most perceptive and creative coaches I’ve met on my journey in the arts. His unique vision brings nuance and power to every screen performance and stage alike. He sees what no one else sees and bursts greatness out of each performer. Always putting our mental health as artists above all. He is bold and unapologetic about his process and always finds specificity in the most abstract ways. Anyone who has the opportunity to collaborate with Geoff Colman will be equipped with tools for a lifetime!”

Karla Souza

Award winning international Actress and Producer known for extensive film and TV including: Home Economics; Verano de amor; Los Heroes del Norte; and La Clinica. Her film roles include: From Prada to Nada; Nosotros los Nobles; Instructions not Included; How to Get Away with Murder

Contact Geoff to schedule a coaching session.

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