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Acting

Brian Cox

Acting

Forge a successful acting career with the celebrated actor behind Succession's Logan Roy.

This course includes:

25 lessons

5 hours

23 exercises

What you'll learn

Join Brian in unpacking what makes a successful acting career, and step in front of the camera or on stage with greater confidence.

  • Make acting your career
  • Gain insights from writer Jesse Armstrong and casting director Nancy Bishop
  • Watch actors being coached by Brian
  • Nail auditions in person and on tape
  • Get tips on learning your lines
  • Learn to create natural performances

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From humble beginnings in Scotland, Brian honed his craft at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, before taking multiple leading roles as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company. In the half century since, Brian has played hundreds of iconic characters across stage and screen, including the cantankerous Logan Roy in Succession, Hannibal Lecter in Manhunter, the titular role in Titus Andronicus, Hermann Göring in Nuremberg, Agammemnon in Troy, and The Controller in 007: Road to a Million. His roles have earned him an Emmy, a Golden Globe Award, two BAFTAs, and two Olivier Awards. 

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Lesson plan (25)

  1. 01

    Acting Introduction

    07:55

  2. 02

    Study the Greats

    11:20

  3. 03

    Student Q&A

    12:59

  4. 04

    Find your confidence and feel good

    10:27

  5. 05

    Explore different roles

    15:21

  6. 06

    Auditions, with Nancy Bishop

    13:56

  7. 07

    Case study: audition tape

    06:14

  8. 08

    Study the script

    12:43

  9. 09

    Workshop: Hamlet

    19:38

  10. 10

    Writers, with Jesse Armstrong

    19:39

  11. 11

    Case study: Succession script

    06:53

  12. 12

    Develop your character

    12:00

  13. 13

    Workshop: Miss Julie

    21:33

  14. 14

    Learn your lines

    04:43

  15. 15

    Train your voice

    06:26

  16. 16

    Act physically

    09:10

  17. 17

    Workshop: Romeo and Juliet

    21:50

  18. 18

    Rehearse, improvise, improve

    08:58

  19. 19

    Sharing scenes, with Miranda Richardson

    14:23

  20. 20

    Develop your own style

    08:05

  21. 21

    Workshop: The Deep Blue Sea

    23:55

  22. 22

    Taking direction

    08:07

  23. 23

    Prepare for a day on set

    09:53

  24. 24

    Make a career

    11:05

  25. 25

    Conclusion

    02:26

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