Award-winning theatre and film director & acting coach.
Acting Tutor and Project Director at the Royal Academy of Music (Musical Theatre).
I have been invited to create and facilitate workshops at The Harlem School of the Arts in Manhattan, New York in 2023.
I was recently the Guest Director at the University of Portsmouth, working with the first year BA (Hons) Drama and Performance students on a production of Citizenship by Mark Ravenhill, for their Making Theatre project.
“I absolutely love working with Stephen. I always know when I head into a coaching and/or taping session with him that I will leave feeling confident and excited about my work. He brings inspired ideas to the table every time we work together, which allows me to create a layered performance I am proud of. And, perhaps most important of all, his warmth and encouragement make him easy to connect with, and create a safe space to play with new choices and feel empowered while doing so. He is everything you hope to find in an acting coach, and I highly recommend him.”
Jordan C Robbins
The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)
“Working with Stephen has been amazing. I have been performing for over 12 years now and I’m always looking to improve. Stephen has helped me keep up my craft, learn new techniques and remind me of all the things I’d forgotten! His in-depth approach to script work is amazing. I have learnt new ways to approach script for when I get an audition through. Not only that, Stephen is so easy to work with, you really feel you’re in a judgement free zone and he helps you to get the best possible performance.”
Rock of Ages, Hair, Mamma Mia (West End)
“Stephen is one of the most inspired directors I’ve ever met. He has an incredible ability to empower you as an actor and serve the piece in the most effective and brilliant way. He was also a professional actor so he speaks the same language of actors. His lightness of touch and non-judgmental nature helps you to relax and open up. And his huge passion, experience, knowledge and humility are a phenomenal combination, which makes him (in my opinion) one of the best directors out there.”
Harry ter Haar