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  • Date and time: Friday 6 July 2012, 9.30am to 7:00pm
  • Location: The Department of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of York
  • Admission: Open to all. Registration Fee: £30/£15 students and unwaged.

Event details

The symposium is part of a larger project aiming to provoke a more holistic understanding of television acting: encompassing not only the textual analysis of end-products but also the consideration of training, process, performance preparation and execution, and other impacting factors of industry/production. 

The event is a launch-point for discussion and debate in this area, bringing together actors, academics and actor-trainers to share ideas and perspectives. By combining academic research with industry-derived insights, this project aims to position the actor at the centre of understanding regarding televisual performance.

Confirmed Speakers include:

- Sian Phillips (actress)

- Letty Butler (actress)

- Professor Stephen Lacey (University of Glamorgan)

Professor Roberta Pearson and Mr Richard Hewett (University of Nottingham)

- Geoff Colman (Central School of Speech and Drama)

- Ed Hicks (RADA)

The conference will include:

  • Q and A sessions with distinguished actors and actor-trainers
  • Academic papers
  • Key note addresses
  • Discussion panels across industry, academia and training

For more on our confirmed speakers please click on the following links:

Sian Phillips

Professor Stephen Lacey

Professor Roberta Pearson and Mr Richard Hewett

Geoff Colman 


Booking Form (MS Word , 74kb)

Please email the booking form  to Dr Tom Cantrell on  


Sian Phillips