Lesley Simms Acting and Voice Coach Welcomes You
Lesley trained at LAMDA and has worked in the theatre both as a performer and teacher for over 20 years.
She has taught acting at many institutions, schools and universities including The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire of Acting and at Stratford Upon Avon College where she collaborated with the RSC to develop a course for gifted and talented 14 year olds.
She has worked as a coach for young actors on the films, Lincoln ( Spielberg), Aloft ( Claudia Llosa) and Dark Shadows ( Tim Burton) and for the franchise Fast and Furious.
She has also worked for LAMDA as an examiner and teaches the LAMDA syllabus to children and adults.
She has over 20 years of experience coaching students for auditions and teaching presentation skills for the buisness world.
Everyone can benefit from communication skills
After a couple of years when I have fallen short of a drama school place I booked a session with Lesley to go over my speeches. Her experience as an actor brings an understanding and specificity to her direction which allowed me to make exciting discoveries in the texts and her time spent on audition panels helps add the polish and flare that offers a chance to stand out. All this alongside a friendly and supportive mentor - Thanks to Lesley I have secured a place at a competitive school. Thank you !
Tom Briggs Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Lesley has been helping me with my voice and acting skills, needed for my corporate and media gigs. Lesley has a very professional approach and immediately puts you at ease. I highly recommend Lesley.
Gary WhiteCEO White Springs
After many rejections from drama schools I was feeling very low in self esteem and came to Lesley for some help in audition technique - And I am so glad I did! Lesley is the most incredible teacher and from her hard work and attention to detail my confidence was built up and I secured two places at drama school. Could not recommend Lesley more, what a kind and talented person. Thank you so much for helping me achieve my goals.
Julia Grogan. Rose Bruford Drama School.
Lesley is a huge talent. I often recommend my students for her voice work.
Ross Simpson Director of FirstAct Workshops.
For individual one to one classes in all aspects of Acting and Voice.