Mel Churcher

Acting Coach

About Mel Churcher

Mel was a stage and screen actor for the first part of her career. Her theatre work included leading roles for the National Theatre, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and Theatre Royal Windsor. Now she is an international screen acting and voice coach. Her work with many major theatre companies includes (within the legendary Cicely Berry’ team) vocal coaching for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and as Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s sole voice and text coach for 12 years. She’s also directed, run departments and taught at most of the major London drama schools.

Mel now runs international screen acting courses and is an acting and dialogue coach for screen, having worked on around 65 major film and TV productions.

In the course of this long career, she has coached many wonderful actors including: Gerard Butler, Henry Cavill, Kerry Condon, Daniel Craig, Benedict Cumberbatch (stage), Stephen Dillane, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Joel Edgerton, Sally Hawkins (stage), Jennifer Love Hewitt, Remy Hii, Kathryn Hunter (stage), Mads Mikkelson, Milla Jovovich, Angelina Jolie, Keira Knightley, Jet Li, Rachel McAdams, Clive Owen, Sam Riley, Stellan Skarsgård, Ed Speleers, Michelle Yeoh, Billy Zane and Zhu Zhu.

Mel holds two MAs: Performing Arts (Misddlesex University) and Voice Studies (Royal Central Speech and Drama). She’s written two books: Acting for Film: Truth 24 Times a Second (Random House) and A Screen Acting Workshop (Nick Hern Books). Her third, The Elemental Actor (Nick Hern Books), will be published soon.

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