What they say...

Thinking of joining The Actors Workshop? Need a casting pool of hard working talented actors? Take at look at some of the things people have said about us:

Shane Meadows

Shane Meadows is the BAFTA award winning film director of This is England, The Virtues, Dead Man's Shoes and Room For Romeo Brass.

“The Actors Workshop is really exciting. I've found that the passion and hunger has always been with actors starting out. I'd love to do some workshops here, I promise I'll come down and do some auditions for my next project”

Owen Warner

Owen is currently starring as Romeo Quinn in Hollyoaks, Channel 4


"The actors workshop was there for me when I needed support as an actor and felt a little lost on my path. I found courage, patience, strength and belief in myself. It was great to have this workshop in my hometown when I came back for a summer during a really trying time. It was a stepping stone to getting me back into the game, and back to London and that eventually led to a big leap across to LA. I'm grateful that they were there for me and other friends in the business I know. Thank you AW! Sending love from the city of Angels."

Sohm Kapila



Having completed a UK and US tour with the smash hit musical 'Bend it Like Beckham, now works professionally in LA and has appeared in a number of roles including Charmed, NCIS Los Angeles and Jane the Virgin.

"The Nottingham Actors workshop has not only been a fantastic source of inspiration and encouragement to me but, due to the large network of creatives that Tim Bryn Smith is associated with, has also led to some great casting opportunities and subsequently jobs.


Tim drives the group with his 'no-nonsense, let's get down to business (but let's have a load of fun at the same time)' positive attitude. I reckon this is probably ingrained from his years at The Television Workshop. His experience there filters through and makes you realise just how magical that place is, producing outstanding actors and actresses.


The East Midlands is buzzing with creativity and talent. The Nottingham Actors workshop is a part of that buzz and a valuable resource for actors to practice their craft, cultivate skills and grow in confidence".


Shelley Draper



Through her involvement in the Workshop, Shelley has successfully won a number of roles in various independant films and commercial projects



"I consider myself a pretty quick learner and certainly had to be, sitting in a room with three cameras and a boom mic all pointing at me. The day was incredibly draining but very rewarding too. It’s amazing to get new challenges when you’re over 50 and I’ve not turned one down yet... I must end by extending a huge thank you to Tim Smith for some tough but constructive direction. He took on a fairly major project, is record time, and if I come across at all well it’s all thanks to him."


Tony Bates

Business Owner | Media Personality


Tony worked alongside AW founder Tim Bryn Smith to create a Notts TV Special 'The Christmas Curmudgeon'.



"The Actors Workshop Nottingham gave me the confidence and personal development I needed to kick start my career within the world of acting. The class offers a very welcoming and friendly environment to explore different acting techniques and to network with some very talented people. The method of teaching allows you to comfortably push yourself beyond your boundaries. With interaction and class participation you are always learning whether it be from what you are doing, watching someone else performing or acting along side another person.

Upon training at The Actors Workshop I have had the pleasure of working along side fellow students on some very exciting projects. The abilities, professionalism and core talent from these actors were reflected in the quality of the finished production. With the experience, support and knowledge that I gained from the actors workshop I was able to write and produce my own film production. With the comfort in the knowledge of having such talented actors within my network I found casting for the different roles a very pleasurable and easy task. I was overwhelmed by the outcome and even on such a short budget the professionalism and quality was without question. Whether you are just starting out, you are an experienced actor, or you are looking to cast a production, The Actors Workshop comes with the highest recommendation."



Adei Bundy



Adei is currently studying at Arts Educational Schools London.



"I found Tim approachable and willing to work with us on the brief when casting for Richard III. The actors are professional honest and hard working hence they helped us create an award winning piece of work. It is clear professionalism and craft is taught at the workshop and our company will be working with Tim and his actors again."



John Edwards

Writer | Producer | Director at SightHound Films


John is the writer/director of the award winning film 'BEN' screened on Channel 4.


I've worked with members of The Actors Workshop on several different projects from corporate promos to narrative drama. I've always found it to be an amazing resource for finding great local talent who are focused, passionate and ambitious about the projects they want to do. Tim Smith at The Actors Workshop is always very accommodating and supportive during the casting process and his seasoned-professionalism always ensures a positive result regardless of what kind of project or genre you're casting for. I would highly recommend the Actors Workshop as a hands-on casting resource.


Tim Bassford

Writer | Director


Tim is the writer/director of 'The Black Scholes Conspiracy' currently screening in film festivals.


Just wanted to send you an email to say how much I enjoyed my first base session last night! I honestly had no idea what to expect and now I can’t wait for the next one.
Thank you for such a great class, I'm feeling very motivated and excited for how I'll progress with your teaching!


Amy Wicks

Actor | New Member


Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that I really enjoyed the workshop last night, in particular working with subtext in improvisation.


The workshops are a great tool for my professional development, particularly as I am intending to gain more on screen experience.


Emily Sly

Actor | New Member



Working on Game of Thrones inspired scripts at @TheActorsNotts was epic! Looking forward to the next workshop already!

Check out our 5* Google Reviews!

Live Cast Agency_Logo and Branding_final
  • Wix Facebook page
  • Wix Twitter page
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • Wix Google+ page