ABOUT DR LUKE BEATTIE

Audition coach for drama school success.

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Having trained and studied as an actor and director in the UK and Canada, I gained internationally regarded expertise in Shakespeare and Early Modern drama with a full-scholarship PhD.


I served as a department head at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts for a number of years, and have led masterclasses and directed at other leading London drama schools, including LAMDA, Fourth Monkey Actor Training Company, and Identity School of Acting, plus several universities.

As a professional actor, I have worked internationally, for clients like Netflix, Warner Horizon, and Lifetime, and in London's West End. I've worked prolifically as a voiceover artist, and am an award-winning director who has staged the modern world-premiere productions of many neglected Early Modern British plays. I have also been professionally produced as a playwright.


I have sat on drama school audition panels, and have coached hundreds of students on their audition speeches. I have published scholarly articles, presented conference papers at institutions including Shakespeare’s Globe and Guildhall, and have been cited in various books and articles as a respected authority in Early Modern dramatic verse.