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TOM M

  • Royal Central School of Speech and Drama: BA Acting: Collaborative and Devised Theatre
  • University of Sydney: Film Studies, Art History and Theory, English - Distinction
  • Sydney Boys High School: Visual Art - High Distinction, Drama - High Distinction, English - Distinction

BIOGRAPHY & INTERESTS

I grew up in Sydney, Australia and moved to London to study acting at the Royal Central School of Drama in 2011 where I have lived and worked ever since. At Sydney Boys High School I was a keen rower and competed at the national level, then played Handball for the University of Sydney whilst studying for a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies, Art History & Theory and English. I joined the Dramatic Society there and developed the love of what I do now. I’m at an exciting time of my career when I’ve begun work in professional acting, devising and directing of theatre and recorded media and am passionate about instilling the confidence in young people to become articulate and animated about the Arts and Humanities.

EXPERIENCE & APPROACH

My experience with students began as a Gap Tutor at a Day and Prep School in Surrey, where I engaged in all environments of the school ranging from class supervision for Reception through to sports coaching for Upper-Sixth. Whilst studying at the University of Sydney I was employed as a Learning Support Officer at a local Primary School to assist in the classroom for children with Behavioural and Learning Difficulties. One approach of mine taught to me at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama by a luminary of the Clowning world for a task is to “Find the Game”: to search for a method of play and common-language to overcome obstacles that can build empathy and self-motivate developing minds through good humour and a sneaky bit of competition! Methods such as these I find are paramount to helping foster a sense of curiosity and self-expression.