About Mel Churcher: Acting and Voice Coach
Mel was an actor for twenty years, playing leading roles at the Royal National Theatre, Regent’s Park Open Air and many repertory theatres as well as numerous roles in television series such as Upstairs, Downstairs, Duchess of Duke Street and Edward VII.
Intense moment on Marco Polo (Netflix) (photographer: Phil Bray)
On The Lady (Europacorp)
Since then she has taught and directed in most of the major London drama colleges: Rose Bruford College (Head of Voice), East Fifteen School (directing), LAMDA (screen acting and showreels), Mountview Academy (voice and screenwork), ALRA (voice and acting) and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (directing, voice and currently directing 3rd. year showreels).
Her voice and text work includes the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare’s Globe, Royal Court Theatre, Manchester Royal Exchange and she was resident coach for twelve years with Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.
Mel has also coached actors on more than 50 major films and TV projects including; Gerard Butler, Henry Cavill, Daniel Craig, Felicity Jones, Milla Jovovich, Keira Knightley, Angelina Jolie, Jet Li, Mads Mickelson and Michelle Yeoh.
A full list of movies may be found on IMDB
International Acting and Voice Coach
Mel also directs for theatre and has written two books and numerous articles about the acting process.
She has an MA in Performing Arts (Mddx) MA in Voice Studies (RCSSD)
Directors she has worked with (as coach or actor) include (in no particular order):
Luc Besson, Tim Burton, Agnieszka Holland, Sarah Gavron, Edward Kemp, Louis Leterrier, Brian Gibson, Sam Mendes, Alan Strachan, John Hay, Daniel Minahan, Jimmy Sangster, Guy Ritchie, Roman Polanski, Antoine Fuqua, Peter Strickland, Andy Wilson, Michael Hoffman, John Maybury and many more. Find a longer list of directorsthat Mel has worked with on her main website.
Some of the actors/presenters Mel has coached (voice, dialect or acting) for theatre, film or TV include (in no particular order):
Keira Knightley, Sheridan Smith, Jason Donovan, Frances O’Connor, Daniel Craig, Benedict Wong, Mads Mikkelsen, Gerard Butler, Noel Clarke, Jet Li, Rachel McAdams, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and many more. Find a longer list of the actors that Mel has worked with, please follow this link to her main website.