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Characterisation with Daniel Kerr

About Daniel

Daniel Kerr was just 12 when he became the youngest winner of a Scottish Bafta. He landed the New Talent Award for his role playing the young Paul Ferris in the movie The Wee Man and won the Scottish Variety Award for best new Scottish actor.
To date Daniel has given various Radio drama performances on BBC Radio Scotland with highlights such as Dog Food Diary and Lulu of a Kid, detailing Lulu’s rise to fame as a singer in which Daniel played her younger brother Billy Lawrie. Daniel has also appeared in many television roles some of which include Waterloo Road, Being Human, Great Night Out, River City, and the critically acclaimed Starz original series – Outlander.

More recently Daniel has worked alongside Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas as the character Ban in Doctor Who as well as the Award winning 4 O’clock Club for CBBC as series regular Eli Grant. He has worked on filming series three of No Offence for Channel 4 and has also played James Coulter for BBC One’s Doctors. For which he was nominated for a National Television Award.

About the Workshop

The main focus of this particular workshop will be Characterisation. Characterisation is the creation or construction of a fictional character as well as a description on the nature and features of someone. The workshop is designed to give actors a selection of methods to help create and develop a character that you play based on the script you’re given. Some of the methods we will cover are Character Cards, Emotional Memory, Method Acting, all of which will aid you in making the person you play more realistic as well as make your performance more consistent.