Ed has extensive experience as an acting coach as well as a teacher of presentation and communication skills. He has previously taught for NIDA, WAAPA, Bell Shakespeare, The Actors Centre and Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP), amongst other places. He is currently Acting Head at ED5 International and has worked as on-set acting coach for Garth Davis (director of the Academy Award nominated film Lion) and most recently on the ABC/Netflix TV series, The Unlisted.
Ed offers private coaching sessions on either a one-off or ongoing basis. As an acting coach, his focus is either on preparing a performer for a particular audition or to perform specific material, or on improving the performer’s craft more generally through ongoing and specifically tailored performance coaching. Ed has worked extensively with emerging Australian actors on auditions for US television pilots. His work with McGregor Casting gives him special insight into the unique demands of this process.
As an acting coach, Ed sees his role as facilitating the performer’s understanding of the material as well as helping them to authentically connect with it – elements essential to bringing life to a performance and commanding the attention of an audience. Ed is also experienced in working with people to improve their presentation and communication skills. His training is designed to encourage a more relaxed and authentic presentation style and to empower the speaker to communicate with confidence and clarity in any situation, be it social, professional or when dealing with the media.