Have an especially important audition coming up and this time it requires professional help.
Are having trouble connecting to your character and need something more to feel confident in front of the casting directors and producers.
Are having trouble with difficult text - maybe it's not your first language or it's a complicated period piece.
Mel will prepare you for your audition, guiding you through a process particular to you and the script you're working on. You'll have specific pictures of your life and the people in it as your character, you'll know their needs and how important they are. You'll make that nervous energy work for you instead of against you.
"Hello, I’m Mel Churcher.
And I believe every actor, every role and every film is different. And I seek, each time, to find the special keys to unlock the problem for each specific person, situation and circumstance; for each text, genre and medium. I also deal with all aspects of nerves and help to bring performers confidence in their work and auditions. I specialise in linking performance skills: taking every kind of performer from sports people and martial arts experts to models and singers into the acting process.”
BEFORE THE BOOKING & FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Before you book your session with Mel Churcher, we need to know when you're available. Please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Available days and times
Give a short description of what you want to work on with Mel.
Subject of the email should be "MEL 1-ON-1 SESSION"
When do I make the payment? After we arrange the day with you and Mel, we will send you the payment details for the transfer.
Which platform will I be using for the session?
When the payment has been transferred, Mel will email you a Zoom link before your session. If you don't have an account yet, subscribe to Zoom for free at www.zoom.us (it takes less than 5min to create one). We suggest you, before the session, do a sound test and check your camera. And always be on time!
MEL CHURCHER (Ann Churcher) worked as an actor and broadcaster for twenty years. Her work included leading roles at the National Theatre, New Shakespeare Co. and extensive film and television work including classic series such as Upstairs Downstairs, Edward VII & Duchess of Duke Street. Mel did enormous amounts of radio, voice-over work, dubbing and documentaries, and was a full time presenter with the BBC World Service for some years and part of the team recording The Longman’s Pronunciation Dictionary. She is a frequent contributor to BBC Radio and Television’s national and regional programmes. Mel is now best known as an international acting and voice coach, and this has been the main part of her work for the last thirty years. She’s run voice/text courses in America, Singapore, Norway, Portugal, Hungary, Czech Republic and Croatia. She’s been in the voice department of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and worked as coach for many theatre companies including The Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park where she was resident voice and text coach for 12 years. She has directed and taught in most of the major London drama colleges, acting as Head of Voice at Rose Bruford College of Speech & Drama, and advising on the setting up of the MA in Screen Acting at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She currently directed showreels for 3rd. year CDT students at RCSSD for 12 years, and teaches on the MA Actor Training & Coaching there. She regularly runs screen-acting courses in Germany and Spain, and at the Actor’s Studio UK based at Pinewood Studios. She also runs international Zoom courses. Some of the actors/presenters Mel has coached (voice, dialect or acting) for theatre, film or TV (in alphabetical order): Victoria Abril, Liam Aiken, Rafael Amargo, Thora Birch, Raymond Blanc, Katherine Borowitz, Gerard Butler, Henry Cavill, Joan Chen, Olivia Cheng, Noel Clarke, Kerry Condon, Charlie Cox, Daniel Craig, Benedict Cumberbatch, Hugh Dancy, Day (Thaitanium), Stephen Dillane, Jason Donovan, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Joel Edgerton, Christopher Egan, Alice Evans, Laurence Fox, Benno Furmann, Martina Gedeck, Paul Giamatti, Giancarlo Giannini, Ioan Gruffud, Sienna Guillory, Chin Han, Desmond Harrington, Sally Hawkins, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Remy Hii, Djimon Hounsou, Kathryn Hunter, Elarica Johnson, Milla Jovovich, Angelina Jolie, Felicity Jones, Claudia Kim, Keira Knightley, Jessica Lange, Uli Latukefu, Alexandra Maria Lara, Jet Li, Jack Lowden, Kate Maberly, Antonio Mancino, Ivano Marescotti, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelson, Johnny Lee Miller, Samantha Morton, Esther Nubiola, Frances O’Connor, Lena Olin, Clive Owen, Mica Paris, Lorenzo Richelmy, Sam Riley, Michelle Ryan, Rodrigo Santoro, Til Schweiger, Sheridan Smith, Stellan Skarsgård, Edward Speleers, Ray Stevenson, Joss Stone, Harry Treadaway, Tricky, John Turturro, Leonor Varela, Jon Voight, Amr Waked, Leonor Watling, Ray Winstone, Tom Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Casper Zafer, Billy Zane & Zhu Zhu. Directors she has worked with (as coach or actor) include: Bill Alexander, Vicente Aranda, Bill Bain, Derek Bennett, Luc Besson, Michael Blakemore, Bill Bryden, Harry Burton, Tim Burton, Ken Campbell, Alasdair Clayre, Chris Columbus, Elaine Constantine, David Conville, Anton Corbijn, John Dexter, Simon Dolensky, Richard Donner, Uli Edel, Stefen Fangmeier, Gerald Fox, Antoine Fuqua, Sarah Gavron, Brian Gibson, Mark Gill, John Gorrie, Terry Green, Sturla Gunnarson, Lasse Hallström, Nick Hamm, John Hay, Dominic Hill, Michael Hoffman, Agnieszka Holland, Helena Kaut-Howson, Hugh Hudson, Ken Hughes, Kathryn Hunter, Rachel Kavenagh, Edward Kemp, Louis Leterrier, David Leveaux, Kevin Lima, Sharon Maguire, Pia Marais, Charles Marowitz, Daisy von Scherler Mayer, John Maybury, Sam Mendes, Jonathan Miller, Daniel Minahan, Silvio Narizzano, Adrian Noble, David Petrarca, Roman Polanski, Vanessa Redgrave, Kevin Reynolds, Franc Roddam, Joachim Rønning, Guy Ritchie, Espen Sandberg, Alik Sakharov, Jimmy Sangster, Timothy Sheader, David A Stewart, Alan Strachan, Peter Strickland, Tim Supple, István Szabó, Ian Talbot, Phil Traill, Pete Travis, Simon West, Andy Wilson, Philip Wilson and Peter Wood. A full list of mel’s film and TV credits can be seen at: imdb.me/melchurcher Mel has a BA Hons. (Open), an MA in Performing Arts (Mddx), an MA in Voice Studies (C.S.S.D.) and an Institute of Phonetics Association Certificate. She is a member of The Writers’ Guild, Society of Authors, Equity, Directors’ Guild, Women in Film and Television, The English Speaking Union, a Life Member of the British Academy of Film & Television Arts, a voting member of the European Film Academy and served on the Council of the British Voice Association 2001/4. Mel has had numerous articles published. She has written two books Acting for Film: Acting for Film: Truth 24 Times a Second published by Virgin Books and A Screen Acting Workshop published by Nick Hern Books. Both are available in print and Ebook format. www.melchurcher.com