Hamish has worked as a respected international acting coach, developing strong and expressive actors, within Australian and UK conservatoires. He has taught within world-renowned conservatoires such as The Central School of Speech and Drama (CSSD) London, Academy of the Science of Acting and Directing (ASAD), C-Company Theatre, and Questors Theatre. Hamish is currently teaching on the BDA Acting Course at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and recently joined the team at the Actors Centre Australia (ACA), preparing actors for the particular demands of acting, voice, text and language.
Hamish has studied, taught and performed a wide variety of American theatre productions both in Australia and abroad, performing lead roles in productions such as David Mamet’s American Buffalo and Glengarry Glen Ross.
As an experienced acting coach he has been responsible for the instruction of textual analysis and interpretation and character development, having trained in various techniques such as the ‘Method’ at the Actors Studio and the Meisner Technique in London, as well as a number of other prominent acting styles such as Stanislavski, Michael Chekhov, Stella Adler and Uta Hagen.
Hamish also has an MA in Voice at the Central School of Speech and Drama, London and has studied with various recognised voice and speech practitioners, such as Cicely Berry at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Kristin Linklater, Barbara Houseman, Arthur Lessac and Catherine Fitzmaurice. He recently completed work as accent and dialect coach on Jerry Mitchell’s Broadway production of Legally Blonde, which opened at the Lyric theatre, as well as the new production of Hollywood Ending at The Griffin Theatre.
Hamish is highly experienced, proficient and dedicated to developing and enhancing the high standard already established at the Actors Centre Australia.