Ian Cullen - Actor and Writer
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THE SCHOOL OF CREATIVE MINISTRIES 1999

Scenes from:
As You Like It
Merchant of Venice
Measure For Measure
1996
Scenes from:
Measure For Measure
The Merchant Of Venice
Audition Technique/General Workshops

CAMBERLEY ADULT EDUCATION CENTRE 2000

Improve Your Acting
1994/6
Improve Your Acting (LAMDA)
Courses for adult amateur actors.
ARRTS INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL
Selby North Yorkshire Shakespeare Projects.
Acting Technique. Audition Technique.

GUILDFORD SCHOOL OF ACTING

1985 Restoration Project
1984 Shakespeare project

ELMHURST BALLET SCHOOL 1993/98 Head Of Drama

GCSE - General Training & Student Assessments 8-20 years
LAMDA to Diploma


ELMHURST PRODUCTIONS Scripted & Directed Annual Panto

Little Red Riding Hood. Dick Whittington. Aladdin. Babes In The Wood. The Twelve Dancing Princesses. The Jester and The Scarecrow. Robinson Crusoe (Cardiff University).

OTHER ELMHURST PRODUCTIONS

Scarlet Ribbons. Junior Mikado. A Midsummer Nights' Dream. Twelfth Night. As You Like It.
1982-2000 Artistic Director

Surrey Heath Young Actors' Company (Shyac)

2004 - Showtime - Camberley Theatre
2003 Our Town - Theatre At Old Walls
Weekend Drama workshops, productions and audition technique.

LIVING SHAKESPEARE
(Devised and presented by Ian Cullen)

Shakespeare and his fellow actors were expected to perform on demand and at short notice a play they may have not looked at for months or years. As an aide memoir he hid clues in the layout and punctuation of his scripts. These hidden guidelines also enabled new plays to be staged with very little rehearsal. The clues have been handed down through successive generations of professional actors and formed the basis for Sir Harley Granville-Barker’s definitive “Prefaces to Shakespeare.

With audience participation “Living Shakespeare” explains Shakespeare’s end word discipline. His reasons for changing from prose to verse and back again. How he used alliteration, tongue twisters and other verbal conceits to guide his actors. Mid-line full stops, colons, semi-colons and commas, hard or soft words long and short words, unexpected verbosity, terse dialogue, half lines, spread dialogue and perfect or fractured iambic pentameters all play their part. The workshop is guaranteed to make Shakespeare more accessible and enjoyable and prepares the way for participants to perform selected scenes before an invited audience.


IAN CULLEN has been a professional actor since he was twelve and won a scholarship to RADA at the age of sixteen.

He acted with the Royal Shakespeare Company for three years, has appeared often in the West End and toured extensively. His many TV appearances include four years as D.C. Skinner in Z Cars. In 1998 he created the role of Angus Hart in the C5 soap Family Affairs and played him for two years.

His most recent appearances have been in Harbour Lights, Badger, both for the BBC, and the film Gabriel and Me with Billy Connolly.

He has written more than forty scripts for radio, television, film and theatre. Ian can be seen each Christmas at Hatchlands Music Museum in Guildford where he and his wife Yvonne provide the words in the annual Christmas concerts performed by words & music group, Ayres & Graces.

In addition to his professional activities Ian is in demand as a theatre director and teacher. He is Artistic Director for The Surrey Heath Young Actors’ Company and teaches acting in several schools and colleges. He has performed his ‘Living Shakespeare’ in Paris, Hamburg, New York and throughout the U.K.



FROM THE DIRECTOR OF DRAMA AT THE CITY OF LONDON SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

"I was classically trained as an actor at one of the best drama schools in the world. I have attended classes and taught all over the world. Ian Cullen taught me so many things the experts failed to teach me. Absolutely enlightening, utterly useful and fascinating."

Steven Morley





For more information, please contact me on: cullenian@btinternet.com