Simon Purse

Simon is an actor, film and theatre director, and teacher based in London.

He began his training at the University of Durham as an undergraduate Chemist but quickly realized that he and science were not going to be friends. He gained his first degree in Philosophy and Psychology, then won a scholarship and trained as an actor at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts.

He was a member of the Original Shakespeare Company (OSC) for seven years and was an OSC workshop leader and verse nurse and now trains actors in OSC cue-script techniques around the world, including Stanford University, Oxford University, LAMDA, NAFA, and Berridge Programs where he also teaches film-making. He teaches screen acting workshops based on the work of Patrick Tucker. He has written and directed four short films with Simon Jarvis and is working on a feature project.

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