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Headshot of Acting Coach, Richard Delaney (Photographer: Ruth Crafer)

Acting Coach and Actor Trainer

Working With Professional Actors At Every Stage of Their Careers, to Help Free Impulses, Make Bold Choices, and Develop Their Craft

Elevate Your Craft with one of London's Leading Acting Coaches - Online and In-Person Sessions:

Unlock your full acting potential with the guidance of Richard Delaney, one of London's leading acting coaches. With a comprehensive range of coaching services, Richard caters to individuals at every juncture of their acting journey - from aspiring drama school entrants to recent graduates and established industry professionals. Richard specialises in infusing play within actor training, creating a unique space where creativity thrives. His approach is grounded in primary training and enlightened by informed queer pedagogy, challenging traditional boundaries and fostering dynamic, risk-taking mindsets. With Richard's guidance, you'll boldly embrace uncertainty and dance with limitless potential.

Experience RDD Coaching Sessions:

  • Amplify Boldness: Richard infuses play into your practice, pushing you to embrace bolder choices and take daring leaps in your performances.

  • Elevate Your Presence: Through physical exploration, your acting will stand out, connecting effortlessly with audiences.

  • Embrace Playful Discipline: Discover the discipline of playfulness, where joy, spontaneity, and surprise converge.

  • Conquer Auditions and Nerves: Preparing for an audition or facing stage fright? Richard equips you to showcase your best self and conquer nerves with expert guidance.

  • Customised Approach: Regardless of your goals, experience, or abilities, RDD Coaching sessions are tailored to fit your unique journey.

Tailored Coaching for Every Stage:

Richard's expertise is not bound by experience level. Whether you're stepping onto the stage for the first time or you're a seasoned performer, his coaching is precisely tailored to your unique needs and ambitions. With a keen understanding of the industry's demands, he brings out the best in you, helping you navigate the intricacies of character development, stage presence, and artistic growth. Richard's coaching repertoire spans a diverse spectrum, including:

  • Drama School Aspirants: Navigating the audition process and enhancing your chances of securing a coveted spot.

  • Recent Graduates: Assisting you in the crucial transition from academia to the industry, refining your skills for real-world success.

  • Seasoned Professionals: Fine-tuning your craft, breaking boundaries, and rejuvenating your performances for renewed impact.

Global Reach, Local Impact:

Embrace the power of online coaching with Richard, transcending geographical boundaries to access world-class guidance from the comfort of your chosen space. Richard's online coaching options have drawn performers from across the UK and around the world, allowing him to enrich the skills of aspiring actors from all corners of the globe.

Book Your Session:

Whether in-person or through online coaching, Richard's guidance transcends borders, giving performers worldwide a chance to hone their skills with London's premier acting coach. Ready to embark on a journey of artistic growth and excellence? Contact Richard Delaney today to secure your slot, and unlock a world of possibilities in the realm of acting.

“You cannot hide; your growth as an artist is not separate from your growth as a human being: it is all visible”
Anne Bogart

“The body knows things about which the mind is ignorant”
Jacques Lecoq

About Richard

As a freelance acting coach, Richard runs a busy private practice in London, working with clients to develop their craft, remain match-fit, prepare for auditions and work towards transformation for performances on stage and screen. He works with clients from around the globe (throughout the UK, from Europe, Australia, NYC and LA), and has worked with them on projects ranging from independent film to major streaming services (such as Netflix, Prime, Apple TV), and from regional theatre to Off-West End, West End and Off-Broadway. In addition to this, Richard has worked at some of the UK's top Drama Schools as a tutor and director.


Play sits centrally within Richard's work as an actor trainer. His focus is on primary training, which is informed by queer pedagogy, which challenges compulsory structures and rigid thinking.  He uses this to help students take greater risks and dance with possibility. 


Having graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts with a First-Class Honours in Acting and a Diploma in Professional Acting, he went on to study for a Masters in Actor Training and Coaching (Distinction), from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Richard's work is greatly influenced by the work of Michael Chekhov, The Nine Viewpoints, Jacques Lecoq and Konstantin Stanislavski. He frequently serves on audition panels at a number of conservatoires.

Recent teaching includes: The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama; Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts; ALRA; LAMDA; East 15/University of Essex; Collective Acting Studio; Young Actors' Theatre, Islington; The Lir, Dublin; St Mary's University, Twickenham; and Brunel University. Richard has also previously served as Course Leader of BA Acting and at Fourth Monkey Actor Training Company.

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Discover a world of growth and creativity through Richard Delaney's transformative workshops designed to nurture actors, artists, and makers. From refining acting techniques to exploring new horizons, these workshops cater to professionals seeking to elevate their skills.


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Previous workshops have centred around play, ensemble, time and space, including sessions on Screen Acting, Scene Study, Audition Technique as well as sessions drawing from The Michael Chekhov Technique and Transformation and The Nine Viewpoints and Composition.


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Discover a personalised journey to enhance your acting prowess with Richard Delaney's bespoke One-To-One coaching sessions.


Ideal for seasoned professionals already trained and working in the industry, these sessions are tailored to your needs, whether you're preparing for auditions, seeking skill enhancement, or overcoming rusty moments.


Richard's coaching is all about you—share your goals, and he'll craft a coaching approach to achieve them.


With a reflective, playful and physical technique, Richard helps you explore uncharted facets of your talent, unlocking your unique strengths for unforgettable performances. Whether you're on set or in the studio, these sessions cater to your convenience.


Ready to unleash your full potential? Sign up for a free consultation or book a session now to elevate your craft to new heights.


In an era of increasing Self-tape auditions and tighter deadlines, making an impactful impression is crucial.


Experience the power of our custom Online Coaching sessions designed to provide instant access to expert guidance that maximizes your chances of landing the job.


Ideal for beginners, newcomers to coaching, and industry professionals alike, Online Coaching equips you with professional preparation for any role, regardless of your location or circumstances.


No matter your goals, Richard will ensure you're primed to deliver your best performance. With flexible scheduling and the convenience of online platforms, these sessions offer you the opportunity to tap into Richard's expertise whenever you need it.


Take that first step to success; sign up for a free consultation or book a session now to embark on a journey of growth and excellence in your craft.

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